After years of steadily improving relations with neighbouring Russia, Norway worries that things are changing during the second term of President Vladimir Putin. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

Norway & Russia met for a talk

Two high-ranking politically appointed officials from Norway and Russia met for talks in Oslo on Monday, a bilateral meeting that caught attention in Norwegian media. The Norwegians said they made it clear that … [READ MORE...]

Tunnel rehabilitation and construction projects in Oslo, especially here in the Bjørvika area, will disrupt traffic for at least the next five years. PHOTO:

Redevelopment yields treasures

The ongoing redevelopment of Oslo's waterfront, along with several nearby highway and railroad improvement projects, has led to one of Norway's biggest archaeological excavations ever. The treasures and … [READ MORE]

Trondheim emerging from fog chaos

The timing was terrible: Trondheim's main airport at Værnes was shut down by thick fog from Sunday afternoon, just as thousands of airline passengers were winding up their week-long autumn holidays known as … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited newly arrived refugees and the volunteers helping them in Oslo last week. Now the overburdened Oslo police station that's been registering the refugees will be replace by a large new reception center set up at Råde in Østfold County, about an hour south of Oslo. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

UDI desperate to house refugees

Norway's immigration agency UDI continued to desperately seek temporary homes for refugees over the weekend as the asylum seekers continued to stream into the country. Prime Minister Erna Solberg was set to … [READ MORE]


Tunisians win the Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, under new leadership, surprised everyone on Friday by announcing that it would award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, for its role in … [READ MORE]

Prizewinners proud and ‘overwhelmed’

Members of the four organizations behind the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet said they were "overwhelmed" by the "great honour" of winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. "I think this is incredible," … [READ MORE]

The Statfjord oil field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea is one of Statoil's oldest. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Statoil accused of ‘criminal’ spill

Norwegian environmental organization Bellona has accused state oil company Statoil of environmental crime, after crude oil leaked Thursday from its offshore installation in the Statfjord oil … [READ MORE]


Mullah Krekar

Krekar back in court, with a protest

Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, better known as Mullah Krekar, was back in an Oslo … [READ MORE...]

Sigrun Vågeng

New NAV boss gets down to work

Sigrun Vågeng started her new job as head of Norway's state welfare agency NAV … [READ MORE...]


Kristoff finally takes time off

Norwegian cyclist Alexander Kristoff was celebrating the end of the … [READ MORE...]

Stein Erik Hagen

‘Rimi-Hagen’ comes out of the closet

Stein Erik "Rimi" Hagen, who made his fortune establishing the Rimi grocery … [READ MORE...]


Rough road to Euro2016 via Rome

Norway's men's national football team, fresh from their weekend victory over Malta, still … [READ MORE...]

300 lose their jobs at oil service firm

Norway's rising unemployment rate looked likely to edge up even more after offshore oil … [READ MORE...]

‘Nothing criminal’ behind couple’s deaths

A Norwegian-Russian couple with six children who lived and worked in a small community in … [READ MORE...]

Malta match victory cheers football fans

Nearly 27,000 cheering fans packed Norway's national football stadium at Ullevaal in Oslo … [READ MORE...]

Ski resort bookings have never been so strong

It's already snowing at some of the mountain ski resorts in Norway, and they're keen to … [READ MORE...]


Norway's foreign ministry has been fighting a cyber attack for months. PHOTO:

Foreign ministry battles cyber attack

Norway's foreign ministry is battling a powerful computer virus that has infected its systems for months and is viewed as serious, reported newspaper Dagbladet on Wednesday. Alarms rang in late August when … [READ MORE]