Krone expected to rise against dollar

Norway's central bank refrained once again from raising interest rates on Thursday but now states that it's "likely" to do so in September. That in turn can boost the value of the country's currency, the krone, … [READ MORE...]

Telenor hit with enormous fine

Norway's top state competition regulator slapped leading telecoms firm Telenor, which remains majority-owned by the Norwegian state, with a fine of NOK 788 million (USD 97 million) on Thursday. The authorities … [READ MORE]

‘Retired’ bishop rallies for peace

Gunnar Stålsett, the retired bishop of Oslo, spent much of his career championing peace and reconciliation, also as a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. At an age of 83 he's still promoting peace while … [READ MORE]

Norwegian takeover can threaten SAS

Norwegian Air founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos remains keen to hang on to the airline he's nurtured over the past 15 years. A possible takeover by Lufthansa, however, would likely hurt Norwegian Air's main rival, … [READ MORE]

Wolf pups found in eastern Oslo forest

Norwegian wildlife authorities have confirmed the discovery of a litter of baby wolves in Oslo's eastern forest known as Østmarka. That brings the number of new wolf litters to three in Norway and a fourth … [READ MORE]

Labour admits to ‘frustrating’ months

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norwegian Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre had to face an assembled press corps on Tuesday to deliver the traditional mid-year status report expected of all political parties. "It's been a … [READ MORE]

Now Lufthansa is eyeing Norwegian

UPDATED: Stock in Oslo-based Norwegian Air was taking off once again on Monday, after Lufthansa said it was evaluating a possible takeover of Norwegian Air. Norwegian Air's founder and boss Bjørn Kjos confirmed … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Israeli ambassador challenged on NRK

Israel's ambassador to Norway, Raphael Schutz, agreed to an exclusive interview … [READ MORE...]

Oil minister avoids new rape probe

A state prosecutor has decided not to re-open an investigation of 18-year-old … [READ MORE...]

Marathon music marked Grieg gala

Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, was being celebrated on the 175th … [READ MORE...]

Accused spy’s appeal rejected

There was no joy for retired Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg in Moscow on … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Midsummer cool and cloudy

The sun was turning on Thursday, the summer solstice that would have been the longest and … [READ MORE...]

Mass murderer’s appeal rejected

The European Court of Human Rights won't hear an appeal by Norwegian right-wing extremist … [READ MORE...]

Restless youth worry researchers

More teenagers are smoking hash and being subjected to violence in Oslo. The results of a … [READ MORE...]

Jensen keeps mortgage rules strict

Finance Minister Siv Jensen has decided to extend some strict mortgage rules imposed last … [READ MORE...]

Air ambulance pilots agree to fly

The labour organization representing pilots in Norway, Norsk Flygerforbund, has reached an … [READ MORE...]

Snow dusts the mountains

The mountains of Southern Norway are supposed to be welcoming summer tourists, hikers and … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

National Gallery highlights a ‘pioneer’

With renewed political support and the largest exhibition ever of multi-talented, pioneering Norwegian artist Gerhard Munthe, Norway's National Gallery in Oslo is poised for another busy summer season. Busloads … [READ MORE]