Striking teachers have been holding rallies around the country, like here in Lillestrøm, northeast of Oslo. PHOTO: Utdanningsforbundet

Teachers’ union expands strike

Norway's largest teachers' union announced Wednesday that it was calling another 851 teachers out on strike from next Tuesday. That means the strike that began in June will spread to another 31 schools around … [READ MORE...]

Statoil's CEO Helge Lund said the "Snorre" field in the North Sea stands to see its profitability cut by 30 percent if the tax hike on oil companies goes through. PHOTO: Statoil/Terje S Knudsen

Oil industry under attack by hackers

UPDATED: State authorities are warning as many as 300 companies in the country's major oil and energy industries this week that they're the targets of the largest coordinated hacker attack ever registered … [READ MORE]

Siv Jensen, Erna Solberg

Ministers meet to hash out budget

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Finance Minister Siv Jensen gathered their government colleagues on Wednesday for a final round of negotiations, as they hammer out the first state budget of their new … [READ MORE]

New Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre was promoting his new book on Tuesday, entitled "I bevegelse" (literally, "In movement"). PHOTO: Cappelen Damm

Støre blames loss on July 22 attacks

New Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre released a new book on Tuesday in which he puts much of the blame for Labour's loss of government power last year on the July 22 attacks carried out by a lone bomber … [READ MORE]

Archaeologists working in the area where the new Follo train line is being built have made more interesting discoveries. PHOTO: NIKU

Medieval graves unearthed in Oslo

Archaeologists working in advance of a major railway expansion project in Oslo have unearthed around 100 skeletons from more graves found in the area around the city's Middelalderparken, a park on the site of … [READ MORE]

This is what met police and officials for Oslo utility firm Hafslund in the middle of the night. Vandals who set off the geyser caused a loss of hot water and heating for around 26,000 homes and businesses downtown. PHOTO: Hafslund

Vandals hit hot water in Oslo

UPDATED: More than 20,000 Oslo residents weren't able to take a hot shower Tuesday morning, after vandals reportedly clogged a pipe in utility firm Hafslund's system that provides heat and hot water to homes … [READ MORE]

Thousands filled the plaza in front of Norway's Parliament on Monday to demonstrate against Islamic extremists. The demonstration was initiated by Norwegian Muslims who are horrified by violent extremists in Syria and Iraq and some local extremists who've supported them. State broadcaster NRK carried the demonstration on national TV. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/

Thousands marched against extremism

Thousands of mobilized Muslims and Christians alike marched through the streets of Oslo on Monday evening, expressing what one Muslim cleric called "collective disgust" for violent extremism in the name of … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix

Carlsen pressured to defend title

Russian officials are threatening to effectively strip chess world champion Magnus Carlsen of his title if he fails to defend it in Sochi in November. Carlsen, exhausted after this month's Chess Olympiad in … [READ MORE]


General Major Kristin Lund

Norwegians seek peace on Cyprus

Norway now has not only one top-ranking official trying to keep the peace on … [READ MORE...]

Martin Ødegaard

All eyes on new football darling

As Norway's national football team underwent its latest generation shift this … [READ MORE...]

Ingrid Alexandra

Princess faces longer school days

As Princess Ingrid Alexandra arrived at her new private school on her mother's … [READ MORE...]


Anti-abortion pastor dies at 76

Børre Knudsen, Norway's high-profile pastor who often resorted to radical … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: NTB Scanpix

Northug aims to ‘ski fast’ again

UPDATED: Norwegian cross-country skier Petter Northug, aiming for a … [READ MORE...]


Car-sharing steps on the gas

Increasing numbers of Norwegians in urban areas are opting to join car-sharing programs … [READ MORE...]

Construction industry fights ‘mafia’ operations

Norway's construction industry has banded together in a bid to fend off what its officials … [READ MORE...]

Hafslund no longer blaming vandals for hot water leak

Oslo utility company Hafslund blamed vandals for a major leak in its hot water system on … [READ MORE...]

Welfare worker’s murderer committed to psychiatric care

A 27-year-old man who stabbed his case worker inside her office at Norway's state welfare … [READ MORE...]

Jihadists and terrorists may lose their citizenship

The Norwegian government announced over the weekend that it's considering revoking … [READ MORE...]

More high-powered opposition to Norwegian Air

One of the most powerful politicians in the US has joined the opposition against … [READ MORE...]



Tourist hub lacks an ambulance

An expatriate couple who fell in love with scenic Balestrand and bought a home there on the Sognefjord has painfully discovered a major disadvantage of living in the midst of mountains and fjords: Balestrand … [READ MORE]