Military exercises underway in Arctic

Northern Europe's largest air force exercises got underway in the Arctic on Monday, just as Norway's Northern Brigade also kicked off a military drill in the area as well. The two are not connected and military … [READ MORE...]

New gondola wins a royal reception

Residents of Loen in the mountains around the Nordfjord could hardly have hoped for better promotion of their new tourist attraction this weekend. Under sunny skies and with snow-capped mountains at their … [READ MORE]

Greens vote to phase out oil industry

Members of Norway's Greens party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne, MDG) voted at their national meeting over the weekend to work towards phasing out the country's oil industry within 10 years. Oil Minister Terje … [READ MORE]

Corruption defendants fight jail terms

Former top Oslo cop Eirik Jensen and his alleged informer, hash importer Gjermund Cappelen, were gearing up to fight lengthy jail terms sought by prosecutors as their marathon trial ended on Friday. Jensen … [READ MORE]

Farmers blocked grocery shipments

Norwegian farmers, angry that their state subsidy demands haven't been met, set up blockades around wholesale food distribution centers all over the country on Friday morning. Grocery store chain Coop called … [READ MORE]

Sweden hails Norway in rare broadcast

Relations between Norway and Sweden are officially excellent, but privately many Swedes and Norwegians have badgered and belittled each other for years. Most of the incessant ridicule is based on rivalry and … [READ MORE]

‘Norway didn’t pay for French’s release’

After eight years in custody under harsh jail conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, convicted Norwegian-British adventurer Joshua French arrived back in his home country of Norway on Wednesday, just … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

New union boss takes command

He's already being called one of Norway's most powerful persons: Hans-Christian … [READ MORE...]

Medals awarded to military heroes

A dozen current and former members of the Norwegian armed forces were awarded … [READ MORE...]

Norske Skog loses its CEO

UPDATED: Norske Skog was once one of Norway's major industrial companies, … [READ MORE...]

Nobel Committee elects new leader

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has elected Berit Reiss-Andersen as its new … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Hong Kong media tycoon survived helicopter crash

More details of last week's dramatic helicopter crash off Bergen emerged on Friday, with … [READ MORE...]

Film being made of ex-soldiers’ ordeal in Congo

Just a day after ex-soldier and adventurer Joshua French finally arrived home in Norway, … [READ MORE...]

Protests fly after jetski ban is lifted

Norway's conservative government coalition has given a green light for the use of jetskis, … [READ MORE...]

Wolves blamed for attack on sheep

A sheep rancher near Askim, southeast of Oslo, discovered 20 animals in his flock, mostly … [READ MORE...]

Police resorted to creative anti-terror methods

Police in Oslo and other Norwegian cities literally cordoned off major streets that were … [READ MORE...]

Russian died after Svalbard snowmobile accident

A Russian man in his 30s who was rushed to hospital in Tromsø after a snowmobile accident … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Tourism booms in Norway’s Arctic

SVALBARD: Strong growth within Norway's tourism industry is also extending well into the Arctic. On Svalbard, tourism is undergoing a boom that's now being fueled by major new investment, while also raising … [READ MORE]