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State slashes farmers’ demands

Norway's long-powerful farm lobby got another smack from the conservative government on Wednesday, and the mudslinging has begun. Farmers' representatives accused the government of "actively reducing the … [READ MORE...]

Helicopter transport to offshore oil and gas installations like Statoil's  Gudrun platform continued to dominate the news in Norway on Wednesday, following Friday's fatal crash. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Statoil postpones helicopter cuts

Top executives at Norwegian oil company Statoil have responded to workers' concerns and even fears over their helicopter transport to North Sea oil and gas fields. After Friday's fatal crash of a helicopter … [READ MORE]

Parliament set to agree on tax reform

After years of political quarreling, Norway's conservative minority government coalition has come to terms with the opposition in Parliament on more tax reform. The goal is to ease the tax burden on business, … [READ MORE]

Commuting by helicopter is part of life for offshore oil workers, like disembarking here from a flight to Statoil's Snorre A platform in the North Sea. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Fears fly around helicopter safety

Nearly 24,000 people in Norway work on offshore oil and gas platforms, commuting regularly to their jobs in helicopters, often in stormy conditions. The fatal crash of one of them in sunny and unusually … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (center), flanked by her foreign minister, Børge Brende, and her defense minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, announced more military assistance to the fight against ISIL on Monday evening. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

Norway’s anti-ISIL fight full of risk

Middle East experts and politicians claim the Norwegian government has embarked on a risky project by deciding to send Norwegian soldiers to Jordan to train "various Syrian groups" in the fight against brutal … [READ MORE]

Striking hotel workers dominated Sunday's May 1st parade through Oslo. The strike against hotels and restaurants nationwide spread over the weekend. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Hotel strike to spread again

UPDATED: Norway's nationwide hotel strike entered its second week on Monday with nearly double the number of strikers out on the picket lines. As the strike spread over the weekend, and is set to spread again … [READ MORE]

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Unions march ahead in troubled times

SEE THE VIDEO: Norway's labour movement attracted thousands of supporters over the weekend who turned out for rallies and parades around the country. In Oslo, an estimated 10,000 marched through the city, … [READ MORE]

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Mani Hussaini, new AUF leader

AUF leader lands in trouble

Mani Hussaini, the leader of the Labour Party's youth organization AUF, landed … [READ MORE...]

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Erik Solheim confirmed for UN post

UPDATED: Norway's former government minister for the environment is set to … [READ MORE...]

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Telenor chair backs Brekke

Gunn Wærsted, who recently took over as board chair of Telenor, was harsh in … [READ MORE...]

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Telenor’s ex-CEO defends his record

Jon Fredrik Baksaas came back swinging over the weekend, after an internal … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Royals lay down cornerstone for new National Museum

More than a year after construction finally began on Norway's new national art museum in … [READ MORE...]

Oil Fund may challenge high executive pay

Norway's huge and powerful sovereign wealth fund may finally start wielding its investment … [READ MORE...]

Islamic extremist still in jail

Ubaydullah Hussain, charged with recruiting foreign warriors for jihad in the Middle East, … [READ MORE...]

‘Dramatic’ cuts at TV2

Bosses at Norway's national commercial television channel, TV2, feel forced to cut costs … [READ MORE...]

Statoil boosts stake in Lundin, sells off in US

Norway's state oil company Statoil announced on Tuesday that it was boosting its stake in … [READ MORE...]

Grisly murder probe unfolds in Oslo

Police in Norway's capital were literally piecing together the murder of a man in his 20s … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Kristiansund appears keen to merge with some of its much smaller neighbouring municipalities, but the feeling isn't mutual. PHOTO: Kristiansund kommune

Outlook dims for municipal mergers

The Norwegian cities of Molde and Kristiansund are keen on joining forces with their smaller neighbouring municipalities, but government efforts to promote such consolidation nationwide suffered a setback on … [READ MORE]