Warm weather sets new records

It's official, even before the month is over: State meteorologists have confirmed that the unusually warm weather that's settled over much of Norway has made for the warmest May for 71 years, at least in the … [READ MORE...]

Palace finally ready to improve security

Officials responsible for running Norway's Royal Palace in Oslo are starting to improve security around the home and workplace of the monarch, seven years after terrorist attacks stunned the country on July 22, … [READ MORE]

NRK journalists are back on the job

Striking journalists at Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) were returning to work on Thursday after settling their differences with management Wednesday night. It meant millions of Norwegians could once again start … [READ MORE]

Mediation wards off major state strike

UPDATED: Thousands of state workers around the country were poised to go out on strike Thursday if their demands for higher pay aren't met. After more than 16 hours of overtime negotiations that ended Thursday … [READ MORE]

Forest fire danger sparks red alerts

Warnings were going out this week that forest fire danger was at its highest possible level all over Southeastern Norway. More than a week of dry and unusually warm weather, with more to come, is making local … [READ MORE]

‘Fairy tale’ start for new ‘Equinor’

With oil prices now up to around USD 80 a barrel for Norway's North Sea crude, this brand-new drilling rig for the country's state-controlled oil company is poised for what's likely to be a festive tow-out to … [READ MORE]

Airline wins support in battle with ESA

GUEST COMMENTARY: Norway's regional airline Widerøe is currently in the midst of defending itself against a potentially punitive and expensive regulatory action from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)'s … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Abel Prize winner donates the proceeds

Canadian mathematician Robert P Langlands plans to donate the NOK 6 million he's … [READ MORE...]

Culture minister latest street art victim

Another Norwegian politician was being portrayed in a highly unflattering manner … [READ MORE...]

Solberg makes history for Høyre

Prime Minister Erna Solberg officially became the longest-serving prime minister … [READ MORE...]

Rybak takes his loss with a smile

At least Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) won't have to spend as much as NOK 150 … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Chinese bid for high-profile furniture maker

A Chinese home furnishings company has offered NOK 5.1 billion (USD 637 million) for … [READ MORE...]

Huge NATO exercise gets bigger

An additional 5,000 soldiers are now due to take part this autumn in the largest NATO … [READ MORE...]

Man killed in fall from mountaintop

A man in his 40s was confirmed to have been killed Wednesday evening after hiking up to … [READ MORE...]

‘Norwegian Wood’ festival cancelled

Norway's traditional but troubled music festival "Norwegian Wood" has been cancelled this … [READ MORE...]

Trump thanked Solberg for golf club

Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) could report this week that US President Donald Trump was … [READ MORE...]

Record number became Norwegian citizens

A total of 21,600 people obtained Norwegian citizenship last year, setting a new record by … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Visitors flock to North Sea island

UTSIRA: Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians made the best of the country's last long public holiday weekend until Christmas, and were able to enjoy lots of sunshine and unusually warm temperatures before … [READ MORE]