Statoil’s new name pumps up critics

"No, no, no Statoil" bellowed the headline on one of the many responses in Norwegian media this week to the Norwegian oil company's proposal to change its name. Now even Statoil's founding chief executive, Arve … [READ MORE...]

Industrialist bids for Norske Skog

UPDATED: Jens Ulltveit-Moe, one of Norway's most well-known investors who's lately become a climate activist, has emerged as among the bidders for Norwegian forestry firm and paper producer Norske Skog. While … [READ MORE]

Some bank notes expiring in May

Norway's central bank (Norges Bank) has started warning the public that some of its currency notes that were replaced last year are about to be taken out of circulation. They won't be valid or accepted as legal … [READ MORE]

EU energy union gathers steam

A final vote won't be taken until Thursday, but all indications are that a hotly contested government proposal for Norway to join a new EU energy union will win support from a large majority in Parliament. The … [READ MORE]

Bodyguards needed to protect Støre

The political turmoil and public debate set off by former justice minister Sylvi Listhaug during the past week has left her main critic, Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre, and many others facing death … [READ MORE]

Solberg survives, praises Listhaug

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg received at least some advance notice late Monday night that her justice minister, Sylvi Listhaug, would resign before a majority in Parliament forced her to do so. That … [READ MORE]

Listhaug quits after losing confidence

UPDATED: She'd lost the confidence of a majority in Parliament and would have been held responsible for the collapse of Norway's conservative coalition government. Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug ultimately … [READ MORE]


‘Dream come true’ for Iditarod winner

Joar Leifseth Ulsom, a 31-year-old musher from Mo i Rana in Northern Norway, was … [READ MORE...]

Pedersen wins gold at Paralympics

Jesper Pedersen from Karmøy was cherishing Norway's first gold medal at the … [READ MORE...]

Martine’s family still seeking justice

It's been 10 years since Martine Vik Magnussen, a 23-year-old student from an … [READ MORE...]

Suspected spy back in court

UPDATED: Frode Berg, the retired border inspector from Northern Norway who's … [READ MORE...]


Norwegian Air hits turbulence over loss

It was a turbulent day on the Oslo Stock Exchange for Norwegian Air on Wednesday, after … [READ MORE...]

Fundraiser protest ends in triumph

While hundreds of well-wishers sent flowers to former justice minister Sylvi Listhaug, who … [READ MORE...]

Birkebeiner race logs new growth

Norway's legendary Birkebeiner ski races last weekend could report an increase in their … [READ MORE...]

Kongsberg’s Qatar deal raises concerns

An announcement last week that Norwegian defense and technology firm Kongsberggruppen had … [READ MORE...]

Oslo rises on ‘most expensive’ list

Norway's capital of Oslo has jumped six places to land as the fifth-most-expensive city in … [READ MORE...]

New Utøya film drew 51,000

The first of several films being made about the terror attacks on Norway's Labour Party … [READ MORE...]


Sparks fly over the EU energy union

Debate over whether Norway should join the EU's new energy union, and thus subject itself to EU market regulation, was reaching fever pitch this week. The issue has divided not only the Parliament but also the … [READ MORE]