Health Minister Jonas Gahr Støre often visits the state-funded hospitals around the country, like here in Northern Norway. Now many doctors are frustrated over a course imposed by Støre's government colleague, Labour Minister Anniken Huitfeldt. PHOTO: Helsedepartementet

Doctors rebel against course

Norwegian doctors all over the country are mounting a revolt against a new state measure aimed at reducing sick leave. The measure requires doctors to take a refresher course on requirements for sick leave, and … [READ MORE...]

Welfare worker dies from stab wounds

UPDATED: The young welfare worker in her 30s who was stabbed in her Oslo office by a disgruntled client early Monday morning died on Thursday at Ullevål University Hospital. Charges against her assailant were … [READ MORE...]

Police in Asker og Bærum said they had a breakthrough in the case on Thursday, leading to the arrest of a man suspected of raping two five-year-old girls. PHOTO:

Man arrested in childrens’ rapes

UPDATED: Police in Asker confirmed to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) Thursday evening that they had arrested a man in his mid-40s and charged him with rapes of two five-year-old girls late last week. On Friday, … [READ MORE...]

Police hunt armed robbers in Oslo

Police in Oslo were warning the public on Thursday against two armed robbers who held up a jewelry store in the Vestli district on the city's far northeast side. It's the latest in a series of armed robberies … [READ MORE...]

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said that "my job is to maintain stability and predictability" in the Norwegian economy, which "blossomed" during his last eight years in office. PHOTO: TV2 screen grab/

Stoltenberg loses grip on voters

NEWS ANALYSIS: Jens Stoltenberg has been one of Norway's most popular and respected prime ministers ever, both at home and abroad. Now the voter fatigue that seems to be hitting his Labour Party appears to have … [READ MORE...]

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Non-socialists firm up majority

The latest round of public opinion polls indicates that Norway's non-socialist political parties, which have been sitting in opposition for the past eight years, are poised to win a solid majority in parliament … [READ MORE...]

There's growing acceptance for euros in Norway, even though Norway is not part of the EU. PHOTO: European Central Bank/Wikipedia

More merchants accept euros

Norway has turned down membership in the European Union (EU) twice and firmly sticks by its own strong currency, the krone. That hasn't stopped an increasing number of merchants in Norway, however, from … [READ MORE...]

Truck driver charged in tunnel fire

The Polish driver of a truck that set off a major fire inside a long tunnel in western Norway on Monday has been formally charged with negligence in the case. Police claim his truck was overheated and smoking … [READ MORE...]


Thor Hushovd

Hushovd shows off his homeland

Norwegian cyclist Thor Hushovd, now taking part in the first Arctic Race of … [READ MORE...]

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Oil fund boss lands on powerful list

Yngve Slyngstad, who heads Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund fueled by the … [READ MORE...]

Ivar Aasen had a major impact on the Norwegian language, contended his supporters on the bicentennial Monday of his birth. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Language creator hailed and decried

Ivar Aasen would have been 200 years old on Monday, and his bicentennial was … [READ MORE...]


Petrenko takes on Philharmonic

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra is finally about to officially take on the young … [READ MORE...]


Four-car collision blocks E18

Traffic was standing still on parts of the multi-lane E-18 highway west of Oslo Friday … [READ MORE...]

Cash ban call rejected

Government officials and consumers alike are rejecting a proposal to change Norwegian law … [READ MORE...]

Neil Young concerts cancelled

Rock legend Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse delivered a critically acclaimed concert … [READ MORE...]

Stabbing suspect ‘is sick’

A 26-year-old man who's charged with attempted murder after stabbing a welfare worker in … [READ MORE...]

Asker police hunt for sex offender

A serious and highly sensitive case involving aggravated sexual assault against two little … [READ MORE...]

Teenager arrested after fires in Tønsberg

Police in Vestfold County have arrested a young man described as being under the age of 20 … [READ MORE...]

Gustav Vigeland's iconic statue of an angry little boy has recently developed a shiny left hand, because so many tourists have been holding it. PHOTO:

Too many hands on ‘Sinnataggen’

The popular statue of an angry little boy in Oslo's Frogner Park, called "Sinnataggen," is suddenly showing signs of being a bit too popular this summer. Tourists keep holding its hand, and that's causing … [READ MORE]