Group to re-erect ‘Trollpikken’

An appalled but enthusiastic group of activists is determined that their local landmark, a stone formation called "Trollpikken" that resembled an erect penis, will rise again. Police are searching, meanwhile, … [READ MORE...]

‘Skam’ fans set to go on withdrawal

Fans of Norway's international hit series Skam (Shame) were facing withdrawal this weekend, when the last show of its last season was due to be released. The series has been a monster success, … [READ MORE]

Brazilian leaders met by protests

Rainforest destruction in Brazil led to its environment minister and president being met by tough questions and protests after they arrived in Oslo for what was called "a working visit" on Friday. Prime … [READ MORE]

Prosecutor drops UD probe, for now

UPDATED: Norway's state prosecutor (Statsadvokaten) was raising questions Friday about how the country's foreign ministry (Utenriksdepartementet, UD) has handled a case involving the former Norwegian ambassador … [READ MORE]

More refugees arrive from Russia

Police in Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark have demanded an answer from Russian authorities as to why they allowed six asylum seekers to cross the border into Norway this week. Norwegian authorities … [READ MORE]

Norway threatens to cut Brazil’s funds

Norway has sent nearly NOK 7.5 billion (around USD 1 billion) to Brazil over the past nine years to help the country preserve its rainforests. Frustrated that deforestation in the Amazon has picked up again, … [READ MORE]

July 22 memorial moved to Utøykaia

The Norwegian government finally cut through several years of awkward and even ugly conflict on Wednesday, announcing that a new state-funded memorial to the victims of the July 22, 2011 massacre on the island … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Irritated Carlsen redeems himself

Chess champ Magnus Carlsen, who performed poorly at home in the Norway Chess … [READ MORE...]

Stoltenberg hires new chief of staff

Jens Stoltenberg, the former Norwegian prime minister who went on to become … [READ MORE...]

Warholm wins sports star status

UPDATED: Karsten Warholm has suddenly emerged as Norway's great new hope in … [READ MORE...]

Boxer Brækhus’ big bout in Bergen

Norwegian boxing star Cecilia Brækhus was recovering this week after what turned … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Corruption concerns rise in local communities

Bribery charges tied to a series of construction projects in the city of Drammen have … [READ MORE...]

Man gets maximum sentence for killing wife and her son

A 59-year-old man in Kirkenes, Northern Norway was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in … [READ MORE...]

Money pours in for many

Lots of Norwegians are suddenly flush with cash this week. Not only did their mid-June … [READ MORE...]

Teenage double murderer faces 10 years in prison

The family of a 48-year-old woman in Kristiansand who was stabbed to death when she … [READ MORE...]

NAV reports another dip in layoffs

Norway's state welfare agency NAV reported this week that it received around 1,500 notices … [READ MORE...]

Norges Bank keeps interest rates low

There was, as expected, no change in interest rates when the executive board of Norway's … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway defends its oil with creativity

NEWS ANALYSIS: Some people may be surprised to learn that Norway's Arctic is "different" from other Arctic areas, thus making oil drilling and production less risky. Or that Norwegian oil production is much … [READ MORE]