Man held after shootings at Blå

A 24-year-old man with a record of earlier convictions was under arrest on Monday, charged with shooting at doormen outside the Oslo market and entertainment spot Blå late Saturday night. The man has reportedly … [READ MORE...]

Norway ‘shamed’ over ‘nuclear nod’

Opponents of nuclear weapons were claiming that Norway should be ashamed of itself, for once again failing last week to support a UN resolution to ban them. Another 123 countries had already agreed to … [READ MORE]

Refugee arrivals now ‘historically low’

The numbers of asylum seekers who have made it on their own to Norway have fallen to their lowest level in more than two decades. Most of the decline is linked to closed borders in southern Europe that have … [READ MORE]

Norwegian flies into more turbulence

Oslo-based Norwegian Air is off to a rocky start of the summer travel season, with the head of Norway's consumer council accusing it this week of "gambling with its passengers' flights." Now the airline's share … [READ MORE]

Solberg eager to speak up at G20

Prime Minister Erna Solberg was among the leaders of countries invited to the G20 Summit in Hamburg this weekend. That gives her a chance to put forth issues that the Norwegian government wants to promote at … [READ MORE]

‘Dramatic’ fall in real estate prices

The cost of housing is still high in Norway, but brokers report another decline in prices for the month of June that's been described as "dramatic." Prices fell the most in Oslo, where they've been highest and … [READ MORE]

Another airline cancels flights

An acute shortage of pilots has forced Norway's short-haul domestic airline Widerøe to cancel flights around the country this summer. The transport ministry is threatening to cut some of the subsidies it pays … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Teen idols face rebuke after concert

Norway's wildly popular singing duo, Marcus & Martinus, successfully … [READ MORE...]

World champ defends his title

Norway doesn't only have skiing and chess world champions, it's also home to the … [READ MORE...]

Hopes still high in Tour de France

The three Norwegian cyclists taking part in this year's Tour de France haven't … [READ MORE...]

Ski racer signs back on again

Henrik Kristoffersen, the young Norwegian slalom skiing star who ran afoul … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Norway wins more gold in orienteering

The Norwegian relay team at the World Championships in orienteering won its 12th gold … [READ MORE...]

‘Trollpikken’ rises again

After an overwhelmingly successful fund-raising campaign to finance costs, a … [READ MORE...]

Foreign minister returned stolen Buddha

Foreign Minister Børge Brende traveled to Myanmar (Burma) this week, where he delivered a … [READ MORE...]

Tougher rules curbed school absenteeism

Norway's Education Ministry was claiming this week that its crackdown on absenteeism at … [READ MORE...]

Jetski accident set off major rescue effort

Eight people riding on four jetskis, called vann (water) scooters in Norway, landed in a … [READ MORE...]

Another farmer found neglecting livestock

A Norwegian farmer who's had several warnings from state agricultural inspectors faces … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Paradox of the monarchy lives on

NEWS ANALYSIS: Many a paradox in Norway has been pointed out of late, not least  the country's conflicting roles as both oil producer and environmental advocate. Its constitutional monarchy in a country that … [READ MORE]