Artist Odd Nerdrum in court in Larvik with his wife, Turid Spildo. PHOTO: NTB Scanpix/Håkon Mosvold Larsen

High court rejects Nerdrum’s appeal

Norway's Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum, who was convicted on tax evasion charges. That means the 70-year-old artist will need to serve his jail term of one year … [READ MORE...]

Foreign Minister Børge Brende was briefing Members of Parliament Thursday on how Norway may contribute to the battle against Islamic extremists. PHOTO:

Government backs military aid to Iraq

UPDATED: Norway's conservative government coalition is positive towards sending military aid to Iraq, to help in the fight against the extremist Islamic group IS, reports newspaper VG. Foreign Minister Børge … [READ MORE]

Terrorists targeted Norwegian families

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was reporting on Thursday that the terror threat against Norway last summer involved scenarios in which extremists would break into random Norwegian homes and execute the families … [READ MORE]

Hotel Continental is one of the few Norwegian hotels to make it into some top international rankings. It's not included, however, in the new hotel booking system just launched by Innovation Norway. PHOTO: Views and News

Landmark hotel finishing facelift

Oslo's venerable Hotel Continental is in the process of reopening luxurious accommodation in the heart of Norway's capital, after a NOK 400 million renovation project. As its new rooms continue to open this … [READ MORE]

Jens Breivik, a career diplomat and father of the man who killed 77 persons in Norway last summer, appearing on NRK's Brennpunkt program Wednesday night. PHOTO: NRK

Breivik’s father takes on blame

Jens Breivik, the former Norwegian diplomat and father of convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, admits in his new book that he "could have done more" for his troubled son. The book offers the elder … [READ MORE]

King Harald reviewing his royal guards last month. He hasn't commented on the latest controversy swirling around his daughter. PHOTO: Forsvaret

King ‘should have stopped daughter’

Royal experts in Europe claim that Norway's King Harald should have stopped his daughter, Princess Martha Louise, from promoting a British medium during a seminar her so-called "angel school" conducted over the … [READ MORE]

Norwegian director Liv Ullman's new film "Miss Julie" has been generating lots of attention and was one of three films selected for showing at the Toronto International Film Festival. PHOTO: Norwegian Film Institute

New Ullmann film flops at box office

A new film by Norwegian director and actress Liv Ullmann opened at Norwegian cinemas over the weekend but only 3,350 people bought tickets to go see it. The film flop came despite rave reviews for Ullmann's … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Statskog

Lemmings distract, sicken bird dogs

It's high season for bird hunting in the mountains, but the high scenic plateaus favoured by hunters are also full of the small, sometimes fierce critters called lemen (lemmings). Hunters' dogs love to chase … [READ MORE]


Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Solskjær ‘still has a chance’

The coaching career of Norway's former football superstar Ole Gunnar Solskjær … [READ MORE...]


Boxer Brækhus made history

Norwegian boxing star Cecilia Brækhus made history over the weekend by winning … [READ MORE...]

Martha Louise

Princess ‘can’t represent’ royals

Norwegian bishops were critical and distressed on Sunday after Norway's … [READ MORE...]

Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen’s decision stirs new debate

Magnus Carlsen's decision on Sunday to defend his chess world championship title … [READ MORE...]


Thousands set to run in the Oslo Marathon

Around 25,000 people including at least one ambassador are set to take part in this … [READ MORE...]

Interest rates unchanged

Norway's central bank board hasn't raised or lowered the country's key lending rate since … [READ MORE...]

Thousands lose power in Oslo

Thousands of households and businesses in Oslo were without electricity on Wednesday after … [READ MORE...]

Sales fall for southern holidays

Norway's unusually warm weather this past summer is being blamed for a marked decline in … [READ MORE...]

Four-year-old sleepwalked for more than four kilometers

Norwegians are known as great walkers, but a little girl in Northern Norway seems to have … [READ MORE...]

Danes buy Get cable TV firm

Norway's major cable TV firm Get has been purchased by TDC of Denmark, making it … [READ MORE...]


Another Norwegian film selected for the Toronto International Film Festival was Bent Hammer's "Mot Naturen" (Out of Nature), about a father of three who escapes to the mountains to be on his own. PHOTO: Merfilm

Record film season shows off Norway

UPDATED: Norwegian films may not be known for producing profits at the box office but they are producing a certain amount of prestige. By the time Liv Ullmann's new film Frøken Julie (Miss Julie) premiered … [READ MORE]