Saudi envoy bashes critics in Norway

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Norway has fired off a response to criticism from members of the Norwegian Parliament Wednesday over the status of Saudi women. In a written commentary sent to Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

Farmers demand hefty pay raises

Norway's farming organizations presented new demands for state subsidies and protection that once again would give them much higher pay raises than those granted other workers. The farmers claim they deserve … [READ MORE]

New conflict hits the Norwegian Opera

Disharmony at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet has now risen to fever pitch, after its brand-new music director, Karl-Heinz Steffens, announced that he's already decided to leave his post next year. … [READ MORE]

Norwegians angered by Saudis’ UN post

Several members of the Norwegian Parliament are among those angered by a secret UN vote last week that gave Saudi Arabia, where women aren't even allowed to drive cars, a seat on a UN commission meant to … [READ MORE]

Huge reserves fuel Arctic oil debate

UPDATED: Norway's petroleum directorate reported on Tuesday that the country's undiscovered offshore oil and gas reserves in the Barents Sea may be twice as large as previously thought. That's only fueling the … [READ MORE]

Minister survives Center’s attack

Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen survived an effort by the anti-wolf Center Party to unseat him on Tuesday. The Center Party ended up as a target of massive criticism itself after insisting that … [READ MORE]

‘Fog lifts’ as Labour turns to the center

Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre fended off criticism during the weekend that he's been vague and unwilling to take firm stands on important issues. He failed, however,  to quell criticism, also within his … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Two artists laid to rest

Norway's cultural world lost two well-known artists during the Easter holidays … [READ MORE...]

Stavanger band warms up for Metallica

As thousands of metal music fans stream back into Oslo this week for the annual … [READ MORE...]

Fredriksen scrambles to save Seadrill

Norwegian shipowner and industrial tycoon John Fredriksen, long listed as one of … [READ MORE...]

Aker Solutions rewards executives

Aker Solutions is the latest Norwegian company to release financial reports that … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

‘Lommedalen’ trial postponed

The state's case against a mother who's charged with failing to avert her daughter's death … [READ MORE...]

Terror suspect held in custody

A 17-year-old boy caught with an explosive device in downtown Oslo just before Easter was … [READ MORE...]

Thousands wanted a turban

An estimated 20,000 people stood in lines for hours during the weekend for the chance to … [READ MORE...]

Heavy snow delays airline traffic

The surprise spring snowstorm that snarled vehicular traffic around eastern and southern … [READ MORE...]

Snow and sleet spark traffic accidents

Police all over eastern and southern Norway were urging motorists against driving on … [READ MORE...]

Banks set up ‘digital defense center’

Nordic banks have agreed to mount a common front against cyber attacks, in the form of … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Organized begging unleashes anger

UPDATED: Officials from both ends of the political spectrum said they were angered and sad after state broadcaster NRK revealed Tuesday night how many Romanian beggars in Norway appear to be part of criminal … [READ MORE]