Teachers all over Norway continued to strike on Thursday, in even greater numbers. PHOTO: Utdanningsforbundet

Strike expands as meetings drag on

Representatives for striking Norwegian teachers and their local government employers continued to sound each other out during a new meeting on Thursday, but there was no settlement after they adjourned in the … [READ MORE...]

Ubaydullah Hussain was indicted on Tuesday for inciting murder and terrorism. His lawyer said Hussain denied the charges, and freedom of speech was at stake. PHOTO: Facebook.com

Muslims mobilize against extremists

UPDATED: A wide range of Muslims living in Norway are gathering for the first time to mount a major demonstration next week against Islamic extremists both in Norway and abroad. "We're tired of seeing … [READ MORE]

Oslo's main prison is located in a downtown neighbourhood and acutely in need of renovation and expansion. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Packed prisons turn away convicts

Nearly 1,200 convicted criminals are waiting to serve their time at Norwegian prisons, because of a shortage of cell space in prisons that also need renovation. Justice Minister Anders Anundsen calls the … [READ MORE]

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Støre fuels new oil uncertainty

NEWS ANALYSIS: New Labour Party boss Jonas Gahr Støre has suddenly emerged as the new ray of hope for the environmental movement and a threat to Norway's oil and gas industry. Remarks he's made in the past few … [READ MORE]

Arrest made in murder near Hafjell

UPDATED: Police in Øyer, Oppland County, announced Wednesday that they'd made an arrest in a murder that shocked the local community near the Hafjell ski resort last week. Police continue to search, however, … [READ MORE]

Ragnhild Lied, leader of the largest teachers' union (Utanningsforbundet) said she was "positive" to the prospect of new talks with the teachers' local government employers' organization. PHOTO: Utdanningsforbundet

Striking teachers positive to new talks

The leader of thousands of striking Norwegian teachers, Ragnhild Lied, said she was "positive" to the prospect of a new meeting with the teachers' local government employers on Wednesday. Lied and the teachers' … [READ MORE]


Navy drops use of classic ‘Tall Ship’

One of Norway's three most famous tall-masted sailing ships, the Christian Radich, faces winter lay-up after the Norwegian Navy (Sjøforsvaret) decided to stop using the vessel for traditional training … [READ MORE]

Salmon is now one of Norway's biggest export products after oil and gas, with sales to 97 countries. Domestic consumption increased by more than 20 percent last year as well. PHOTO: DNV

Loopholes loom for salmon industry

The Norwegian government has promised to help the country's huge salmon industry find new buyers for its fish, in the wake of a Russian boycott. At the same time, the industry may find ways of getting its fish … [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...]

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Northug aims to ‘ski fast’ again

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


Oslo Seamen’s Church up for sale

The only Norwegian Seamen's Church in Norway, located in a large historic house on Oslo's … [READ MORE...]

Kongsvinger kidnapping suspect back in Norway

A man accused of kidnapping his own two daughters as they got off a school bus near … [READ MORE...]

Norway gets three spots in cycling championships

Norway's top cyclists are vying for one of the three spots granted the country in the … [READ MORE...]

SAS launches all-business-class flight

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has begun catering to business travelers within the oil … [READ MORE...]

Publisher confirms book on Breivik

The former Norwegian diplomat who's the father of convicted mass murderer Anders Behring … [READ MORE...]


"Rabothytta," the new "hytte" for hikers and skiers at Hemnes in Nordland County, is as spectacular as the scenery around it. PHOTO: Hemnes Turisforening Nordland

New ‘hytte’ opens to wide acclaim

The latest addition to the Norwegian trekking association's extensive network of remote cottages and lodges for hikers and skiers (hytter) has broken new ground in many ways. Its ultra-modern design still … [READ MORE]