Lien set to delay carbon capture

Norway's Oil & Energy Minister Tord Lien confirmed on Friday, when Norwegian media outlets were preoccupied with news about British voters deciding to leave the EU, that he wants to delay projects to … [READ MORE...]

The Oslo Stock Exchange (Børsen) is off to a good start this year, with share prices rising and traders predicting more increases in the stock exchange index. PHOTO:

Krone and stocks dive on ‘Brexit’

UPDATED: Norway's key financial markets and the value of its currency all took a sharp dive on Friday after British voters decided to leave the European Union (EU). Shares in some of Norway's biggest … [READ MORE]

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Political reaction muted in Norway

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norwegian politicians were mostly regretting British voters' decision to leave the European Union (EU) but reaction was muted and cautious, not least because the voting result raises more … [READ MORE]

Center Party leader Liv Signe Navarsete and deputy Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, Norway's current agriculture minister, are losing voters as Norway goes through a revolution in party politics. PHOTO: Senterpartiet

Norway’s anti-EU camp cheers Brexit

While most Norwegian government ministers were hoping Britain remains in the EU, those leading Norway's Nei til EU (No to the EU) movement were cheering on British voters who want to leave the union. "Drop … [READ MORE]

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‘We’re used to others deciding’

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who's long wanted Norway to join the European Union (EU) and thus have a say in forming its policy, was blunt on Thursday about why she thinks British … [READ MORE]

Øystein Olsen, whose official title is governor of Norges Bank, was clearly enjoying the outdoor bicentennial celebrations for Norway's central bank on Sunday, in perfect weather. PHOTO: Berglund

Key interest rate kept low and steady

Central bank boss Øystein Olsen capped off weeks of celebrating Norges Bank's bicentennial by announcing Thursday that its executive board had decided to keep Norway's key policy rate steady at 0.5 percent. … [READ MORE]

It's much quieter at the Norwegian-Russian border crossing at Storskog now, after last autumn's refugee influx was stopped. Questions remain over how it arose in the first place, but two Norwegian researchers aren't blaming Russian authorities. PHOTO: Berglund

Russia cleared of a ‘war’ on Norway

It's much quieter now at the border between Norway and Russia, and two senior researchers at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway are dismissing accusations that Russian authorities were behind last year's … [READ MORE]



Royals cruise through jubilee journey

King Harald and Queen Sonja have been sailing on their royal yacht down the … [READ MORE...]

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Robbie Williams made surprise appearance

Norwegian businessman Christen Sveaas celebrated his 60th birthday over the … [READ MORE...]

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Norwegians filled Royal Albert Hall

Åge Aleksandersen, known as a pioneer of rock music from his home district of … [READ MORE...]

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Listhaug taps Labour veteran to lead integration

Norway's tough-talking Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug of the conservative … [READ MORE...]


Closing arguments in child murder case

Prosecution and defense attorneys wrapped up their arguments this week in the case of a … [READ MORE...]

190 lose their jobs at Oslo hotel

Hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen plans to remodel and expand his Clarion Hotel Royal … [READ MORE...]

Commuters told to brace for train trouble

Norway's state railroad, which is in the midst of some major refurbishing projects, warned … [READ MORE...]

Thousands expected to march in Pride Parade

The colours of the rainbow have been decorating everything from the Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

Pending FMC layoffs lead to calls for an ambulance

Around 500 employees at FMC Kongsberg Subsea are being warned of possible layoffs this … [READ MORE...]

Bear shot and killed near Røros

Bears are officially under protection orders in Norway, but after an offending male was … [READ MORE...]


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Owls get nesting help in Aremark

PHOTO FEATURE: It's high season for nesting birds in Norway, and many Norwegians are more than happy to help their feathered friends provide for the next generation. Among them is Ole Lagerholt of Aremark in … [READ MORE]