Infection lands King Harald in hospital

Norway's King Harald V spent the weekend at the National Hospital (Rikshospitalet), receiving treatment for an infection. He was said to be recovering on Sunday. The Royal Palace declined to specify what … [READ MORE...]

Erdogan ‘milking’ NATO and Norway

Turkey's authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was "milking" an offensive incident at a NATO exercise in Norway last week for all it's worth during the weekend, claims the editor of a Turkish-Norwegian … [READ MORE]

Sexual harassment complaints soar

Nearly 500 actresses in Norway have signed a petitition complaining of sexual harassment on the job, with many of them anonymously sharing details of the harassment and assaults they've suffered personally. The … [READ MORE]

Climate activists hail oil divestments

NEWS ANALYSIS: After years of trying to steer the Norwegian government away from more investment in its oil industry, because of the damage it can cause to the climate and environment, activists on both fronts … [READ MORE]

Krone’s latest dive ‘unique, strange’

Norway's currency, the krone, has been caught in another puzzling downward spiral this week that's left analysts groping for explanations. Despite more positive economic indicators, the Norwegian krone fell to … [READ MORE]

Nobel nomination stirs up a storm

The conservative Progress Party's decision to ultimately nominate their former leader Carl I Hagen for a seat on the Norwegian Nobel Committee has set off a storm of opposition. That's because the 73-year-old … [READ MORE]

Winter arrives with cheers, challenges

The first serious snow of the winter in Southern Norwegian towns and cities caused some problems this week because of slippery roads and highways. Ski centers and retailers were delighted, however, because the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Cleared executive claims compensation

Jo Lunder, the former CEO of VimpelCom who was cleared of charges tied to the … [READ MORE...]

Media uproar over ‘old boys’ culture

A remarkable media uproar exploded in Oslo just before the weekend, rooted in … [READ MORE...]

Quisling ‘knew about death camps’

Last week marked 72 years since Vidkun Quisling, whose name became synonymous … [READ MORE...]

Athletes react to wining and dining

Large dinner and bar bills submitted by some of Norway's top sports bureaucrats … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Two found dead after fire at metals firm

An explosive fire swept through a metals firm at Eina in Toten, Oppland County, Friday … [READ MORE...]

Storms close nearly all mountain roads

State highway officials were warning on Friday that any motorists attempting to drive over … [READ MORE...]

Woman wins big in ‘Vikinglotto’

A woman from Oslo has won an historically high amount of accumulated winnings in the … [READ MORE...]

Norway exports record amounts of gas

Never before has Norway exported so much gas as it did during the last 12 months ending in … [READ MORE...]

Ex-con sentenced to death writes a book

Joshua French, the British-Norwegian soldier convicted first of murdering a taxi driver in … [READ MORE...]

Sakharov Freedom Award goes to Russian organizations

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, which champions human rights, will be awarding its … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

End of an era on Norway’s Svalbard

The Arctic territory of Svalbard has long been administered by Norway, with coal mining as it major source of income. Now Norway's government has formally decided against bailing out the Svalbard coal mining … [READ MORE]