It was an Airbus helicopter like this one that crashed near Bergen on Friday, carrying 11 offshore workers and two crew members on their way back from Statoil's Gullfaks B oil field in the North Sea. All were killed. PHOTO: Airbus Helicopters

Crash grounds Airbus’ fleet

Airbus Helicopters, which produced the H225 model that crashed near Bergen on Friday, has halted all passenger flights on similar models worldwide until the cause of the crash has been determined. The doomed … [READ MORE...]

Helicopter crash kills oil rig workers

Norwegian oil company Statoil reported Friday evening that all 13 people on board a helicopter returning from work on Statoil's Gulfaks B oil field were killed, after the helicopter crashed at Turøy outside … [READ MORE]

Telenor's new CEO seems eager to clean up the mess created by Telenor's investment in VimpelCom, and VimpelCom's expansion into Uzbekistan, which has prompted a major corruption investigation. PHOTO: Telenor

Telenor admits to weak management

Large Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor was back in the media glare on Friday, after an internal investigation into its handling of possible corruption revealed some serious management "weaknesses." Telenor has … [READ MORE]

Finance Minister Siv Jensen (left) and state Tax Director Hans Christian Holte look over the new electronic Business Tax Return with Grethe Holterhuset, who helped launch the latest attempt at tax simplification in Norway. PHOTO: Thomas Brun/NTB

Tax crunch time as deadline looms

Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians are likely to be devoting at least part of this weekend to the annual ritual of filing their income tax forms by midnight April 30. It's become so electronically easy, … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Berglund

Hotel strike still upsetting visitors

As a nationwide strike by hotel and restaurant workers headed into its fifth day on Thursday, visitors planning to travel to Norway for some major events this weekend were both uncertain and upset. In the … [READ MORE]

Kjetil Siem, one of Norway's top football bureaucrats, has defended the way NFF has handled its many problems of late, not least the replacement of head coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen. Siem, shown here being interviewed by state broadcaster NRK, has also made it clear that he dislikes the criticism NFF has been getting. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/

Football bosses to reveal travel bills

After months of defiance, top officials within Norway's national football federation have given in to demands to make public what they spend on travel. Football boss Kjetil Siem claimed he wanted to stop … [READ MORE]

Clouds had been building up over the private Westerdals communications school for years, with the storm of complaints and charges breaking open last fall after a series of articles in newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN). PHOTO:

Ex-students ponder Westerdals offer

Students who paid excessive tuition fees while attending the private and now troubled Westerdals communications school are evaluating whether they'll accept a compensation offer from new school officials. … [READ MORE]


Sylvi Listhaug

Listhaug draws praise, ridicule

NEWS ANALYSIS: She's been called Norway's equivalent of Donald Trump and been … [READ MORE...]

Elon Musk, Tesla

Tesla founder thanks Norway

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of the highly successful US-based Tesla … [READ MORE...]

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Isaksen admits to poor regulation of Westerdals

Norwegian Education Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen was probably looking forward … [READ MORE...]

Erna Solberg

Solberg among those mourning Prince

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg was among Norwegian fans mourning the death … [READ MORE...]


Surprise snowfall tangled traffic

Winter returned with a vengeance to wide areas of southern Norway this week, with as many … [READ MORE...]

Unemployment rate steady at 4.6 percent

Norways's state statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) announced a seasonally adjusted … [READ MORE...]

Billionaire family active in tax havens

One of Norway's most prominent families, with a fortune built on shipowning and shipping … [READ MORE...]

Police finally identify body found in pipe

Police in Oslo have finally been able to identify the body of a man found inside a pipe at … [READ MORE...]

Airline flight nearly collided with drone

Police in Hordaland, western Norway, reported a serious near-accident on Tuesday when a … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian Wood chops festival program

Norway's highly acclaimed Norwegian Wood music festival is being chopped down to just one … [READ MORE...]


Kristiansund appears keen to merge with some of its much smaller neighbouring municipalities, but the feeling isn't mutual. PHOTO: Kristiansund kommune

Outlook dims for municipal mergers

The Norwegian cities of Molde and Kristiansund are keen on joining forces with their smaller neighbouring municipalities, but government efforts to promote such consolidation nationwide suffered a setback on … [READ MORE]