Emissions from plants like this one at Mongstad need to be reduced if Norway is to meet its climate goals. PHOTO: Statoil/Helge Hansen

‘Scandal’ looms at Statoil refinery

Top officials of Norwegian oil company Statoil were summoned on Friday to the offices of state oil industry regulators for the second time this week. They were ordered to explain why they withheld information … [READ MORE...]

Mediation failed, train strike continues

Another lengthy and forced mediation session between state railway NSB and the union representing striking locomotive engineers broke down late Thursday night. That means a train strike that began more than a … [READ MORE]

American and Norwegian troops will be training together much more often after the US sends 330 Marines to Værnes near Trondheim. Now Russia is raising strong objections to the plan. PHOTO: Forsvarsdepartementet

Russia objects to US troops in Norway

Russia's foreign ministry made it clear Thursday night that it's not at all in favour of Norway allowing US troops to be stationed at Værnes outside Trondheim. "Norway is choosing American soldiers over … [READ MORE]

Choking back tears, champion skier Therese Johaug responded to more questions on Thursday but didn't have many new answers after testing postive for a mild steroid. PHOTO: NRK screen grab

Johaug fears she’ll miss entire season

Norway's skiing champion Therese Johaug, her reputation at stake after testing positive for a steroid, agreed to answer more questions on Thursday but didn't have many new answers. The teary-eyed Johaug … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Royal Norwegian Information Service/De kongelige samlinger

Royal infatuation sealed US support

"Intimate" and "private" is how author and royal researcher Tor Bomann-Larsen has described the "close relationship" between Norway's Crown Princess Martha and US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during … [READ MORE]

A fire on board Statoil's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea shut down production last week. It was part of a string of recent accidents, and state authorities want to know whether there is any connection between the accidents and Statoil's cost-cutting. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Darker days for Norway’s Statoil

Statoil, hit by a string of serious accidents lately, had to deal with more bad news on Thursday when its third-quarter financial results showed another steep financial decline despite vigorous cost-cutting. … [READ MORE]

Statoil testing wind and solar projects

While state-controlled Statoil struggles with much weaker financial results, environmentalists may at least be cheered by the gloomy news coming out of the company. Low oil prices and sagging profits mean the … [READ MORE]


Trude Drevland

Bergen’s former mayor unloads

Trude Drevland was being called everything from a "drama queen" to a bitter and … [READ MORE...]

Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund

Appeals court backs Krekar’s extradition

A Norwegian appeals court has supported a ruling from an Oslo City Court that … [READ MORE...]

Jens Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg had some KGB contact

Norway's former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has still been making … [READ MORE...]

Agnete Johnsen

Ailing Eurovision singer wins prize

Agnete Johnsen, Norway's candidate in this spring's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]


Kongsvinger wins spot in national cup final

Luis Berkemeier Pimenta, the Portuguese-Norwegian coach of the Kongsvinger football club, … [READ MORE...]

More Norwegians diagnosed with colon cancer

New statistics from Norway's national cancer register (Kreftregisteret) show that 32,592 … [READ MORE...]

Toyota recalls 20,000 cars in Norway

Toyota is the best-selling car dealer in Norway and consistently ranks high in consumer … [READ MORE...]

No change in central bank’s key rate, krone slightly stronger

The executive board of Norway's central bank (Norges Bank) has once again opted to keep … [READ MORE...]

143,000 oppose fur farms in Norway

The animal protection organization NOAH delivered a bulging petition to the state … [READ MORE...]

Crown prince reveals his net worth

After a series of critical articles about the secrecy of royal finances in newspaper … [READ MORE...]


Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and US Defense Secretary Aston Carter had quite an entourage when Carter visited Norway in September. PHOTO: Forsvarsdepartement/Asgeir Spange Brekke

US troops to get a lukewarm welcome

NEWS ANALYSIS: There's a reason why US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several other top American defense officials have been trooping to Norway since early September. Keen to send troops to a loyal NATO … [READ MORE]