Fur farmers fight pending shutdown

After repeated incidents of animal abuse and complaints from animal welfare activists, Norway's newly expanded coalition government now plans to phase out the entire industry. The country's remaining fur … [READ MORE...]

Outdoor cinema gone with the wind

TROMSØ: Strong Arctic winds in Tromsø spoiled plans for an outdoor cinema at its annual Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) that started rolling this week. Otherwise the popular film festival was … [READ MORE]

Snowstorms spur ‘chaos’ in southeast

Blizzards that were leaving some areas with as much as 70 centimeters of snow (more than two feet) all but paralyzed transport in counties stretching from Agder to Oslo and Østfold on Tuesday. Nearly 20,000 … [READ MORE]

Hurricane raged from south to north

Norway was battered by winds well over hurricane force on Monday, as yet another major storm system moved in over southern portions of the country and extended to its northenmost areas of Troms and Finnmark. … [READ MORE]

Solberg expands her government

Prime Minister Erna Solberg could finally announce expansion of her Conservatives-led government coalition on Sunday afternoon. She confirmed its new platform with the non-socialist Liberal Party would be … [READ MORE]

Sex scandals hit government parties

Norway's government coalition was shaken Friday by sex scandals in both its Progress and Conservative parties, just as it appeared poised to expand with the addition of the Liberal Party. Evidence that the … [READ MORE]

Government talks resumed at Jeløy

Prime Minister Erna Solberg was back at a snow-covered former radio station-turned-hotel on an island south of Oslo late this week, to resume negotiations aimed at expanding the government coalition she leads. … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Biathlon star may win ‘free spot’ at Olympics

At an age of 43, Norway's biathlon star Ole Einar Bjørndalen wanted, and was … [READ MORE...]

Labour mourns a former leader

Just as Labour Party politicians were wrestling with their latest and deepest … [READ MORE...]

Acclaimed journalist, author laid to rest

The chapel at Oslo's large Vestre Gravlund cemetery was packed on Monday for the … [READ MORE...]

Carlsen ‘positive’ to the Saudis

Magnus Carlsen, fresh from claiming another world championship title in Saudi … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Body found in river was missing mother

A preliminary autopsy report conducted on the body of a woman found dead in the Glomma … [READ MORE...]

Husband charged with wife’s murder

The husband of Janne Jemtland, a 36-year-old mother of two in Brumunddal who's been … [READ MORE...]

Postal service to cut delivery once again

Norwegians stopped getting their mail delivered on Saturdays last fall. Now the Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

Norwegians tune out the radio

Both radio listening time and the numbers of Norwegians turning in to national radio … [READ MORE...]

Murder rate remains low

Not a single murder was reported in the Norwegian capital of Oslo until May of last year, … [READ MORE...]

Prisoner sentenced for killing fellow inmate

A 56-year-old Norwegian-Polish man faces life in prison after he was found fuilty of … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Dual citizenship put up for hearing

The Norwegian government has moved forward with its proposal to do away with the country's long-standing principle of only allowing single citizenship. It sent its proposal to finally allow dual citizenship in … [READ MORE]