Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg retains the support of a vast majority of Norwegians. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

Stoltenberg halted apology to China

Former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg came close last year to approving a secret document aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations between Norway and China, reported newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) on … [READ MORE...]

Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited refugees in Northern Iraq. On Tuesday, Norway started sending emergency humanitarian aid to the area. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet/Astrid Versto

Norway sends aid to Iraq and Ukraine

A Norwegian military transport flight took off from Oslo Tuesday, bound for Northern Iraq and filled with water filtration systems and other humanitarian aid. Norway also announced it would be sending emergency … [READ MORE]

Oslo officials still need to convince Oslo residents that it's a good idea to spend at least NOK 30 billion (more than USD 5 billion) to host a Winter Olympics in 2022. Here, an artist's rendition of a ski race on a downtown street. PHOTO: Oslo2022/Oslo Kommune

Oslo drastically cuts its Olympic budget

In what appears to be a desperate move to win more public support for a Winter Olympics in Oslo, city officials are poised to formally propose a drastically scaled-down version of the huge sporting event they … [READ MORE]

Hackers ‘identified’ as sabotage-driven

Hackers who've been unleashing attacks on at least 50 oil- and energy companies in Norway recently are using a program called "Crouching Yeti," which can be used to sabotage industrial systems. Those behind the … [READ MORE]

Ragnhild Lied, head of Norway's largest teachers' union, has initially accepted KS work hour demands but they were rejected by a vote of the teachers themselves. That set off the strike that began in June and expanded when school was supposed to start in mid-August. PHOTO: Utdanningsforbundet

Teachers won as strike finally ends

UPDATED: A nationwide teachers' strike that severely disrupted the start of the new school year is over, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) Monday morning. Teachers won the right to refuse working on more … [READ MORE]

Magnus Carlsen is suddenly caught up in conflict over a world championship rematch in Sochi, that's loaded with political overtones. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund

Carlsen caught up in chess politics

A political drama continued to swirl around Norway's international chess star, Magnus Carlsen, as he tried to concentrate at a tournament in Missouri. Some say the conflict over whether he'll play at a new … [READ MORE]

Between 50 to 70 police were involved in the operation, catching the smugglers in the act with weapons and more than 170 kilograms of drugs in their car. PHOTO: Justisdepartementet

New police unit to fight hate crime

Police in Oslo are setting up a special unit at the city's Manglerud police station to tackle and investigate hate crimes. The unit will also work with groups that are especially vulnerable to hate crimes, to … [READ MORE]

Terror alarm led to quick deportations

Norwegian police arrested and quickly deported around 20 Islamic extremists following the terror alarm that hit Norway in late July, reported newspaper Dagbladet on Friday. All of them were either asylum … [READ MORE]

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Accident spoiled Hushovd’s plans

Norway's top cyclist for many years, Thor Hushovd, won't be able to attempt … [READ MORE...]

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Oslo mayor admits tax blunder

Oslo's popular mayor, Fabian Stang, asked for public forgiveness on Friday after … [READ MORE...]

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Hagen rolls into new team

Edvald Boasson Hagen, the Norwegian cyclist who's most recently been pedaling … [READ MORE...]

Martin Ødegaard

Young football comet poses dilemma

Martin Ødegaard, the 15-year-old Norwegian football comet, failed to score in … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Retail strike set to spread

More than 200 employees at 48 various retail stores around Norway are out on a strike … [READ MORE...]

Bhatti set free in Pakistan

Arfan Bhatti, the Norwegian convict who turned into an Islamic extremist, has been … [READ MORE...]

Estonia’s president shortens state visit

Canons fired from the Akershus Fortress and helicopters whirred overhead as the president … [READ MORE...]

Coach dropped young comet

Norway's national football coach Per Mathias Høgmo has decided not to let the country's … [READ MORE...]

Murder suspect back in Norway

The 23-year-old stepson of a man found murdered and his body burned at Øyer in … [READ MORE...]

Plane landed safely with punctured tire

A chartered Novair jet carrying 175 passengers bound for Crete punctured a tire on … [READ MORE...]

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Eager hikers and skiers lined up to punch the first post in their new Kjentmannsmerket handbook, which was released on Sunday. The books offer 50 new destinations for trekkers keen on exploring the forests and hills around Oslo. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

New hidden posts wait to be found

The hills and forests around Oslo are now sporting 50 new posts of interest, waiting to be found by eager skiers and hikers. Hundreds lined up again on Sunday to punch their first post in the latest edition … [READ MORE]