Refugee arrivals now ‘historically low’

The numbers of asylum seekers who have made it on their own to Norway have fallen to their lowest level in more than two decades. Most of the decline is linked to closed borders in southern Europe that have … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian flies into more turbulence

Oslo-based Norwegian Air is off to a rocky start of the summer travel season, with the head of Norway's consumer council accusing it this week of "gambling with its passengers' flights." Now the airline's share … [READ MORE]

Solberg eager to speak up at G20

Prime Minister Erna Solberg is among the leaders of countries invited to the G20 Summit in Hamburg this weekend. That gives her a chance to put forth issues that the Norwegian government wants to promote at the … [READ MORE]

‘Dramatic’ fall in real estate prices

The cost of housing is still high in Norway, but brokers report another decline in prices for the month of June that's been described as "dramatic." Prices fell the most in Oslo, where they've been highest and … [READ MORE]

Another airline cancels flights

An acute shortage of pilots has forced Norway's short-haul domestic airline Widerøe to cancel flights around the country this summer. The transport ministry is threatening to cut some of the subsidies it pays … [READ MORE]

China critics slam the government

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her conservative government coalition remained under heavy criticism this week, for failing to support Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo's desire to seek … [READ MORE]

Ministers carefully respond to critics

After more than a week of self-imposed silence, both Prime Minister Erna Solberg and one of her government ministers have at least tried to explain why they won't comment on the situation for Chinese dissident … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Teen idols face rebuke after concert

Norway's wildly popular singing duo, Marcus & Martinus, successfully … [READ MORE...]

World champ defends his title

Norway doesn't only have skiing and chess world champions, it's also home to the … [READ MORE...]

Hopes still high in Tour de France

The three Norwegian cyclists taking part in this year's Tour de France haven't … [READ MORE...]

Ski racer signs back on again

Henrik Kristoffersen, the young Norwegian slalom skiing star who ran afoul … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

‘Trollpikken’ rises again

After an overwhelmingly successful fund-raising campaign to finance costs, a … [READ MORE...]

Foreign minister returned stolen Buddha

Foreign Minister Børge Brende traveled to Myanmar (Burma) this week, where he delivered a … [READ MORE...]

Tougher rules curbed school absenteeism

Norway's Education Ministry was claiming this week that its crackdown on absenteeism at … [READ MORE...]

Jetski accident set off major rescue effort

Eight people riding on four jetskis, called vann (water) scooters in Norway, landed in a … [READ MORE...]

Another farmer found neglecting livestock

A Norwegian farmer who's had several warnings from state agricultural inspectors faces … [READ MORE...]

State cuts funding to the Islamic Council

Norway's Ministry of Culture has followed through on warnings it would hold back NOK … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway defends its oil with creativity

NEWS ANALYSIS: Some people may be surprised to learn that Norway's Arctic is "different" from other Arctic areas, thus making oil drilling and production less risky. Or that Norwegian oil production is much … [READ MORE]