Three Swiss tourists killed in bus crash

UPDATED: A tour bus carrying 16 Swiss retirees on holiday in the Nordic countries ran off the road and crashed into the side of a mountain on the E6 highway at Namsskogan in the county of Nord-Trøndelag on … [READ MORE...]

Tor-Arne Solbakken, deputy leader of Norway's largest trade union confederation LO, is demanding a settlement to a teachers strike that threatens the start of school in a few weeks. PHOTO: Arbeiderpartiet

LO demands end to teachers’ strike

The threatened effects of a nationwide teachers' strike still loom large over Norway, and with the first day of school just a few weeks away, the country's largest trade union confederation (LO) is demanding a … [READ MORE]

Stian Berger Røsland from the Conservative Party was among the first to reach out to the Muslim community, after last week's terror threat was made public. PHOTO: Høyre/Tomas Moss/

Leaders reach out in local mosques

Norwegian leaders from both ends of the political spectrum have been visiting local mosques and reaching out to the country's Muslims in the wake of last week's terror threat against the country. The … [READ MORE]

Security at border crossing and major events will remain high, but visible armed police presence will now be cut back, PHOTO:

Border controls to remain high

Norway's state police began cutting back Tuesday on the unusually high levels of armed patrols they've had on the streets in recent days, after last week's threat of a terrorist attack in Norway was lowered. … [READ MORE]

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Solberg finally able to go on holiday

It's been a long hot summer for Prime Minister Erna Solberg, but with the terror threat against Norway appearing to ease, she's finally going to join her family for some holiday abroad. She made a point of … [READ MORE]

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Lawsuits loom for Norwegian’s boss

Angry Swedish passengers are taking embattled Norwegian Air to court in a string of looming legal claims over their rights to compensation for delays and cancellations. Norwegian has consistently blamed the … [READ MORE]

Terror threat now ‘somewhat reduced’

Norway's police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) reported Sunday that it had received "new information" that indicated the threat of a terrorist attack in Norway was "somewhat reduced" from … [READ MORE]

Norway Cup, often ranked as the largest youth football tournament in the world, is underway again in Oslo despite new threats of terror against Norway. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

Norway Cup starts with few dropouts

More than 30,000 young football enthusiasts from all over the world are in Oslo for the annual Norway Cup football tournament that kicks off this weekend. It still ranks as the world's largest youth football … [READ MORE]

The forests, like this one in Østmarka, are so dry around the Oslo area after weeks of hot weather that authorities have banned all campfires and warned people not to smoke anywhere near trees or dry grass. Rain was predicted, and welcome. PHOTO:

Record heatwave may finally ease

UPDATED: Norwegians literally sweated through the terror threat that descended on them last week, as a lengthy, record-breaking heatwave continued to extend from north to south. Thermometers hit their highest … [READ MORE]



Kristoff’s dramatic end to ‘Le Tour’

Norway's new cycling star Alexander Kristoff suffered a flat tire and the loss … [READ MORE...]

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Zucca scores new Rangers contract

Norwegian ice hockey star Mats "Zucca" Zuccarello Aasen agreed on a new contract … [READ MORE...]

Alf Prøysen would have turned 100 on Wednesday. His songs and texts live on as part of the national heritage. PHOTO: musikkogungdom

Norway celebrates songwriter Prøysen

It seems only fitting that the centennial celebration of cherished Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

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Haslestad replaced as Yara CEO

Major Norwegian industrial company Yara announced on Monday that chief executive … [READ MORE...]


Mother and son killed in motorcycle accident

A 16-year-old boy and his mother in her 40s were killed Tuesday when their motorcycle … [READ MORE...]

Swindlers prey on elderly victims

Police in Oslo were warning local residents against two men who have swindled at least 25 … [READ MORE...]

Man swam from Norway to Denmark

A 33-year-old man from the western Norwegian city of Haugesund has become the first … [READ MORE...]

Airlines resume flights to Israel

Scandinavian airlines are among those resuming flights to the Israeli capital that were … [READ MORE...]

Thunderstorms spark airport chaos

Thousands of households, businesses and Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen (OSL) … [READ MORE...]

Jewish museums remain closed

Jewish museums in both Trondheim and Oslo remained closed over the weekend, at the urging … [READ MORE...]



Brokers urged to take ‘pappaperm’

Norwegian politicians and large financial firms reacted strongly this week to revelations that many independent brokerage firms dissuade new fathers from taking parental leave. Conservative politicians … [READ MORE]


Plans to toughen marriage migration

The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would be eligible for family immigration. Marriage … [READ MORE]