Huge increase in youth on disability

While workers all over the country were out celebrating Labour Day on Friday, alarming numbers of young Norwegians don't work at all. New statistics show that in the last five years, there's been a 50 percent … [READ MORE...]

Raymond Johansen of the Labour Party was set to be a busy man on Friday, speaking at Labour Day events all day long. PHOTO: Arbeiderpartiet/Johannes Dalen Giske

Labour’s day on the First of May

Politicians from the Norwegian Labour Party planned to be out in force on Friday, the 1st of May, working hard on the national Labour Day holiday to try to win back power at both the local and national … [READ MORE]

This Norwegian frigate, now phased out of active service, was sold to a company that intends to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. PHOTO: Forsvarets mediesenter/Tomas Moss

Admiral regrets sales to Nigeria

Norwegian Defense Chief Haakon Bruun-Hansen admitted on Thursday that military officials had done a poor job of selling several surplus vessels in 2012 and 2013, and he apologized for that at a parliamentary … [READ MORE]

Unemployment jumps on oil job losses

Norway's unemployment rate has been low for years, but it's now rising and not least because of the jobs that are disappearing in the oil and gas sector. A study of the labour market released this week … [READ MORE]

Statoil's headquarters in Stavanger got an unexpected visit from teams of inspectors from both the EFTA and Norwegian competition authorities this week. It launched the start of what's likely to be along legal process between Statoil and the EU Commission. PHOTO: Statoil/Øyvind Hagen

Statoil sees its fortunes slide

Norway's state-controlled oil company Statoil is suffering an abrupt reversal of fortunes, as last year's dive in oil and gas prices cuts into its bottom line. The major decline in profits reported by the … [READ MORE]


DNB, Hydro profit amidst concerns

Not all of Norway's companies are reporting dismal profits this week, as a flood of first-quarter results were being announced. Norway's biggest bank, DNB, logged billions and exceeded all expectations, even … [READ MORE]

Former players jailed for match-fixing

Three of five former Norwegian football players charged with match-fixing were convicted and sentenced to jail on Wednesday, while two others were acquitted. Two gamblers also charged in the case have been … [READ MORE]


See the West Coast from a new angle

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway's West Coast has been under pressure lately because of the slowdown in its offshore industry, but its seascapes, dramatic weather and everyday life remain as pulsating as ever. Now … [READ MORE]


PHOTO: Fremskrittspartiet

Finance Minister raises a fuss

Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen was heading into her Progress Party's … [READ MORE...]


Putin least popular in Norway

A new Gallup poll indicates that Norwegians are not fond of the former KGB … [READ MORE...]

Fredrik Skavlan

Council clears talk show host Skavlan

The Norwegian broadcasting council that handles press complaints decided against … [READ MORE...]

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Film director to compete at Cannes

Joachim Trier has become the first Norwegian director in nearly 40 years to … [READ MORE...]


Police investigate more reports of russ rapes

The annual party season for graduating high school students, called russ, is off to a bad … [READ MORE...]

Hockey team poised for World Championships

Norway's national ice hockey team faced an especially challenging start to the World … [READ MORE...]

Refugee debate rages on, more aid promised

Norway's government promised another billion kroner (USD 131 million) on Thursday in aid … [READ MORE...]

Norwegians help save woman in Nepal

Norwegian, French and Israeli rescue workers were involved Thursday in the dramatic rescue … [READ MORE...]

Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Oslo

Actors from Shakespeare's Globe in London will be returning to Oslo this summer to mount a … [READ MORE...]


Prime Minister Erna Solberg of the Conservative Party and Justice Minister Anders Anundsen of the Progress Party want to lengthen the time it takes to secure permanent residence in Norway. PHOTO: Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet

Norway toughens residence rules

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Norwegian government is about to make it much tougher for many foreign nationals to move to Norway and settle down in the country. Newspaper VG reported on Tuesday that a proposal sent out … [READ MORE]