Vardø's fishing industry grounded many years ago, and city officials say less than 100 people now work in the once-bustling business. Good cod stocks in recent years may boost fishing fortunes once again, but no one is getting overly optimistic. PHOTO: Berglund

Arctic community looks to the light

VARDØ: While Norwegians make the most of their short summer, hardy citizens of this small island city up in Norway's far northeast can't claim to have any official summer days at all, statistically speaking. … [READ MORE...]

Rape in Dubai sets off outcry in Norway

News this week that a young Norwegian woman had been jailed in Dubai after reporting a rape there last spring has led to strong protests, also against the Norwegian government. Critics claim Norwegian officials … [READ MORE...]

NRK was itself caught up in an awkward if somewhat humourous situation, when Crown Prince Haakon (right) got pulled over for speeding in California in May. PHOTO: screen grab

Crown prince caught speeding in US

As if recent criticism over his upcoming birthday party and wife's wardrobe weren't enough: Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) revealed on Friday that Crown Prince Haakon was caught speeding, and even swearing, while … [READ MORE...]

Terror suspect released, for now

UPDATED: Norwegian terror suspect Kristian "Varg" Vikernes was released from prison in France on Thursday evening after French police failed to prove any concrete plans they thought he had for a terrorist … [READ MORE...]

Nobel Peace Prize

Support grows for fugitive Snowden

Support is growing in Norway for fugitive American Edward Snowden, who set off an international controversy after releasing information about the US' global surveillance programs. This week Snowden also was … [READ MORE...]

‘Greven’ lost his black metal fans

Kristian "Varg" Vikernes was once known as "Greven" (The Count) of Norway's renowned black metal music community, but critics say he ended up alienating most of his Norwegian fans. Vikernes, now a right-wing … [READ MORE...]

Kristian "Varg" Vikernes, shown here while still serving prison time in Norway, is a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi whose 21-year sentence for murder and arson runs well into next year. He was released from prison early, though, in 2009. PHOTO: Wikipedia Commons

Terror suspect still on probation

Norwegian right-wing extremist Kristian "Varg" Vikernes, under arrest in France on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack, technically remains on probation in Norway after a history of violent crime. Local … [READ MORE...]

Black metal, right-wing extremist arrested for planning terrorist attack

UPDATED: The French government confirmed on Tuesday that Kristian "Varg" Vikernes, the Norwegian black metal musician and right-wing extremist who's been convicted of both murder and setting fire to churches, … [READ MORE...]


Haakon, Mette-Marit

Royal tent party raises eyebrows

Crown Prince Haakon, who turns 40 on Saturday, will be spending the day and … [READ MORE...]

Queen Sonja

Queen’s art sells well

Queen Sonja opened her first separate exhibition of her own art at a gallery in … [READ MORE...]


Eurovision winner back home again

Margaret Berger, who represented Norway in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

Edvald Boasson Hagen

No jerseys for Norwegians yet

UPDATED: The three Norwegians riding in this year's Tour de France haven't … [READ MORE...]


REC clouds lift after solar spin-off

Shares in troubled Norwegian solar energy firm REC soared on Thursday, fuelled by news of … [READ MORE...]

UDI tests more young asylum seekers

Norway's immigration agency UDI (Utlendingsdirektoratet) has been testing more young … [READ MORE...]

Norway beats Germany

Norway's national women's football team was jubilant Wednesday night after beating the … [READ MORE...]

Woman jailed for reporting rape

A Norwegian woman who reported to police in Dubai that she'd been raped while on a … [READ MORE...]

Traffic fatalities blamed on men

Fully nine out of 10 fatal automobile accidents in Norway can be blamed on male drivers … [READ MORE...]

Two men sought for attempted murder

Police in Oslo were asking the public for help in tracking down two men who stabbed a … [READ MORE...]


Street art lives on in Arctic township

PHOTO SERIES: Some might see the northern Norwegian township of Vardø as an Arctic outpost. Last summer, a group of 12 street artists saw Vardø as their canvas and fanned out around the proud but dilapidated … [READ MORE...]