‘Regional reform needs a re-start’

Efforts to merge Norway's counties, to make them bigger and better able to deliver more public services, have stranded in Finnmark and Troms. A heated battle over plans to merge the two northernmost counties … [READ MORE...]

Wolf supporters join meat boycott

The ongoing battle between those trying to preserve Norway's wolf population and farmers wanting to preserve free-grazing traditions for their sheep and lambs has moved into grocery stores. Wolf supporters are … [READ MORE]

Rates kept stable as growth slows

Norway's central bank (Norges Bank) opted against raising interest rates on Thursday, while economists warned of weaker economic growth and "deep concern" about US President Donald Trump's trade wars. A rise in … [READ MORE]

White wine flowed in the summer heat

For the first time ever, Norwegians drank more white wine than red wine in July. Red wine has always dominated the market in Norway, but this summer's record high temperatures for weeks on end clearly led to a … [READ MORE]

PST’s boss calls minister ‘careless’

The head of Norway's police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) said on Wednesday that investigators may not be able to determine whether former government minister Per Sandberg's mobile phone … [READ MORE]

Lofoten ‘saved’ from oil, for now

The scenic and highly popular coastal areas around Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja in Northern Norway will likely be spared from controversial oil exploration and production activity offshore. The oil industry is … [READ MORE]

‘Circus Sandberg’ clouded debate

Norway's first nationally televised political party leader debate of the season was utterly overshadowed Tuesday night by the ongoing storm stirred up by former government minister Per Sandberg and his … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Hockey stars drew a huge crowd

Far more Norwegians showed up for an unusual charity ice hockey match at Oslo's … [READ MORE...]

Telenor boss targets Svendsen

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported on Tuesday that the chief executive of … [READ MORE...]

Youngest Ingebrigtsen wins Euro gold

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, at an age of 17, ran away with the gold medal in the men's … [READ MORE...]

Karsten Warholm wins gold again

Norway's "crazy" Viking athlete Karsten Warholm won another gold medal, this … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Freak storm causes more damage

A sudden and intense combination of lightning, thunder, heavy rain and extremely strong … [READ MORE...]

Murder charges dropped against ex-neo-Nazi

Police in Oslo no longer think that a 55-year-old former neo-Nazi who once was convicted … [READ MORE...]

Supply ships busy in Russian waters

Norwegian supply ships that offer various services to the offshore oil industry have been … [READ MORE...]

Arctic cycling race gets underway

The cycling world's Arctic Race of Norway began rolling from Norway's northern town of … [READ MORE...]

Rain eases ban on outdoor grilling

Enough rain has fallen in the past week that the state meteorological institute has … [READ MORE...]

Record rain after record drought

The heavy rain that fell over much of Southern Norway during the weekend set records that … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Duck and cover! Donald hits Oslo

Calls for even more diversity at the international football tournament Norway Cup this week were at least fictionally met with the arrival of the world's most famous ducks. A recent issue of Donald Duck & … [READ MORE]