Marte Dalelv's trip to Dubai turned into a nightmare when she was jailed and convicted of having extramarital sex after reporting a rape. On Monday, Dubai authorities pardoned and released her, in the glare of intense international criticism. PHOTO: ReleaseMarte campaign

Dubai rape victim finally set free

UPDATED: Government authorities in Dubai, faced with a tourism boycott for jailing and convicting a young Norwegian woman who'd reported a rape, chose to pardon and release her on Monday. Norwegian Foreign … [READ MORE...]

July 22 memorial, Vadsø

July 22 memorials held nationwide

Memorials were being held all over Norway on Monday as state and community leaders lent support to survivors of the terrorist attacks of July 22, 2011. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who had a full schedule … [READ MORE...]

Immigration viewed more favourably

Two years after a right-wing extremist Norwegian attacked the country's Labour Party-led government, claiming it was too open to immigration, a vast majority of Norwegians are now viewing immigration much more … [READ MORE...]

Vardø's fishing industry grounded many years ago, and city officials say less than 100 people now work in the once-bustling business. Good cod stocks in recent years may boost fishing fortunes once again, but no one is getting overly optimistic. PHOTO: Berglund

Arctic community looks to the light

VARDØ: While Norwegians make the most of their short summer, hardy citizens of this small island city up in Norway's far northeast can't claim to have any official summer days at all, statistically speaking. … [READ MORE...]

News that Marte Deborah Dalelv (24) had been jailed in Dubai after reporting a rape there last spring has led to strong protests, also against the Norwegian government. PHOTO: FreeMarte campaign via NRK

Rape in Dubai sets off outcry in Norway

News this week that a young Norwegian woman had been jailed in Dubai after reporting a rape there last spring has led to strong protests, also against the Norwegian government. Critics claim Norwegian officials … [READ MORE...]

NRK was itself caught up in an awkward if somewhat humourous situation, when Crown Prince Haakon (right) got pulled over for speeding in California in May. PHOTO: screen grab

Crown prince caught speeding in US

As if recent criticism over his upcoming birthday party and wife's wardrobe weren't enough: Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) revealed on Friday that Crown Prince Haakon was caught speeding, and even swearing, while … [READ MORE...]

Terror suspect released, for now

UPDATED: Norwegian terror suspect Kristian "Varg" Vikernes was released from prison in France on Thursday evening after French police failed to prove any concrete plans they thought he had for a terrorist … [READ MORE...]

Nobel Peace Prize

Support grows for fugitive Snowden

Support is growing in Norway for fugitive American Edward Snowden, who set off an international controversy after releasing information about the US' global surveillance programs. This week Snowden also was … [READ MORE...]


Haakon, Mette-Marit

Royal tent party raised eyebrows

UPDATED: Crown Prince Haakon, who turned 40 on Saturday by parachuting into his … [READ MORE...]

Queen Sonja

Queen’s art sells well

Queen Sonja opened her first separate exhibition of her own art at a gallery in … [READ MORE...]


Eurovision winner back home again

Margaret Berger, who represented Norway in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

Edvald Boasson Hagen

No jerseys for Norwegians yet

UPDATED: The three Norwegians riding in this year's Tour de France haven't … [READ MORE...]


Norway moves on to Euro 2013 semi-finals

Norway's female football stars scored again on Monday, beating Spain's national team 3-1 … [READ MORE...]

Norway greets Britain’s royal baby

Norway's royal family congratulated Britain's royal house on the news that Kate, Duchess … [READ MORE...]

Racer caught speeding, too

Crown Prince Haakon isn't the only Norwegian male celebrity to be caught speeding lately. … [READ MORE...]

Orchestras losing money

Norway's philharmonic orchestras both in Oslo and Bergen have racked up losses and been … [READ MORE...]

Kids forced offline at popular summer camp

The roughly 1,300 children from Oslo who've been accepted into a city-run  camp on an … [READ MORE...]


Street art lives on in Arctic township

PHOTO SERIES: Some might see the northern Norwegian township of Vardø as an Arctic outpost. Last summer, a group of 12 street artists saw Vardø as their canvas and fanned out around the proud but dilapidated … [READ MORE...]