Train strike heads back into mediation

UPDATED: After making more threats they they'd expand their strike this week, locomotive engineers working for Norway's state railway NSB were gearing for a new meeting at the national mediator's office on … [READ MORE...]

Electricity customers better hope there will be no major storms that will damage power lines around Norway, because an expanded strike by electrical workers means any damage may not be corrected. PHOTO:

Another strike can cut out electricity

Just as signs emerged that Norway's train strike may be rolling towards a settlement, another strike threatened to result in power failures around the country. Hundreds of thousands of electricity customers … [READ MORE]

Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor is among the companies that's been hit by computer attacks tied to industrial espionage. PHOTO:

Telenor’s job cuts ‘shocked’ workers

After years of major expansion abroad, Norway's state-controlled telecoms firm Telenor is consolidating and cutting back at home. Nearly 200 employees at Telenor offices around the country face transfers or … [READ MORE]

The snow wasn't threatening Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen yet, but when it falls in large quantities, teams of snowplows will be ready to clear it. PHOTO: Oslo Lufthavn AS/Espen Solli

Motorists warned as the first snow falls

The first significant snow of the season fell around southern- and southeastern Norway over the weekend and on Monday, leading to some slippery roads from Telemark in the west to Hedmark in the east. Highway … [READ MORE]

The offshore vessel Siem Pilot continues to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, rescuing aound 2,400 over the weekend. PHOTO: Kripos

‘Siem Pilot’ caught in rescue ‘chaos’

The Norwegian vessel that's been deployed for rescue operations in the Mediterranean, the Siem Pilot, saved around 2,400 migrants over the weekend in an emergency situation that reportedly led to "complete … [READ MORE]

Commuters and other train passenger have faced hundreds of cancellations since a strike by locomotive engineers began September 28. PHOTO:

Train strike due to roll into Sørlandet

Nearly half of all the trains running along Norway's southern coast will grind to a halt from Wednesday, after striking locomotive engineers decided to pull more of their colleagues off the job. The strike … [READ MORE]

From its perch on a hilltop above Oslo, the Voksenåsen Hotel and Conference Center can offer some inspirational views for trade ministers from around the world. PHOTO: Wikipedia Commons

Trade ministers gathered in Oslo

It was being called an "informal" meeting on trade, but with foreign and trade ministers from 24 countries traveling to Oslo and taking part, also from China and Russia, the high-level gathering reflected a … [READ MORE]


Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar. PHOTO: Berglund

Appeals court backs Krekar’s extradition

A Norwegian appeals court has supported a ruling from an Oslo City Court that … [READ MORE...]

Jens Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg had some KGB contact

Norway's former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has still been making … [READ MORE...]

Agnete Johnsen

Ailing Eurovision singer wins prize

Agnete Johnsen, Norway's candidate in this spring's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

Per-Mathias Høgmo

National coach’s job on the line

Per-Mathias Høgmo is arguably the most talked-about man in Norway these days. … [READ MORE...]


Annual charity drive raises nearly NOK 220 million

In the course of a day on Sunday, Norwegians had donated a total of NOK 219,867,424 (USD … [READ MORE...]

Car fires spark police investigation

Police in Oslo have launched investigations after two cars, both BMWs, were found burning … [READ MORE...]

US soldiers may be sent to Værnes in January

The Norwegian government's reported decision to allow 300 US soldiers to be stationed at … [READ MORE...]

Norway and Russia strike new fishing deal

For the second time in recent weeks, Norway and Russia have shown they can rise above … [READ MORE...]

Labour confederation may block oil drilling off Lofoten

A majority of the trade union federatations making up Norway's largest labour … [READ MORE...]

Russian warrior arrested, faces deportation

Norwegian police have arrested a Russian citizen who's been living in Tønsberg but … [READ MORE...]


Lots of oil industry workers are currently having to look for new work, and those who come from outside Europe often don't qualify for unemployment benefits in the meantime. Some are forced to leave the country, and the engineers' union NITO calls that a "lose-lose situation." PHOTO: Statoil

Embracing an uncertain future

The dive in oil prices has pushed thousands of people in Norway out of once-secure jobs in the oil and offshore industry. As job losses have mounted, so have feelings of uncertainty and anxiety among those out … [READ MORE]