‘Game over’ for Norway’s seal hunt

Norway's northern city of Tromsø used to be a major port for Norway's controversial seal hunters, but they've now faded into the history books. For the first time in several hundred years, not a single … [READ MORE...]

More trouble for Telenor, in Bulgaria

Norway's international telecoms firm Telenor has run into even more trouble at its overseas operations. This time the problems are in Bulgaria, where a police investigation is now underway into what the company … [READ MORE]

The Alliance strikes back under Jens

NATO, the world's largest defense alliance, is not "obsolete," according to the former Norwegian prime minister leading it, Jens Stoltenberg. He's had to be on the defensive himself this week, after … [READ MORE]

Expert warns of Arctic drilling risks

A highly acclaimed Oxford professor who's considered an expert on energy research has thrown cold water on Norway's hopes for a new oil era in the Arctic. Dieter Helm doesn't think oil prices will rise much … [READ MORE]

DAB knocked out by fiber cable cuts

Just a week after Norwegian authorities proudly began forcing radio listeners over to DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), they had to admit to major trouble Wednesday night that literally cut out DAB coverage all … [READ MORE]

Catholics ordered to repay state funding

The Oslo Catholic Diocese has lost its case against the state and been ordered by a local court to repay around NOK 40 million (USD 4.8 million) it had received in state support. The court found that state … [READ MORE]

Christian Democrats help rein in UDI

Norway's Christian Democrats party has gone along with forming a majority in Parliament that will stop state immigration agency UDI from revoking citizenship granted to immigrants on false premises. Only the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Dutch welcomed Norway’s ‘wonderboy’

Martin Ødegaard, Norway's 18-year-old football "wonderboy," enjoyed a warm … [READ MORE...]

Skier Svindal out for the season

Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway's downhill skiing champion, decided to undergo … [READ MORE...]

Little sympathy for Mette-Marit

A vague media complaint and public appeal for privacy issued by Crown Princess … [READ MORE...]

Crown princess tries to shield her son

Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit has set tongues wagging after using the … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Norway to drop jury system on appeal

A majority in Parliament asked the government in 2015 to replace its appeals court jury … [READ MORE...]

Widerøe orders new jets

Norway's domestic, short-haul airline Widerøe has graduated from propeller planes to its … [READ MORE...]

Oslo’s garbage problems pile up

The City of Oslo, which contracted with a new private garbage collection agency last fall, … [READ MORE...]

Men’s handball team on a roll

Norway's women's handball team often gets more coverage, but the men are grabbing … [READ MORE...]

Freezing rain created hazardous roads

Rain falling on frozen asphalt made roads slippery and hazardous all over the country on … [READ MORE...]

Severe flu virus results in deaths

An aggressive influensa virus that's been sweeping over Norway in recent weeks has now … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Alarms ring over rejected refugees

UPDATED: Never before has so much concern been expressed over the fate of mostly teenage boys who have fled Afghanistan, made their way to Norway and then seen their asylum applications rejected. Prime Minister … [READ MORE]