Oslo won’t ban cars after all

A cease-fire has been reached in Oslo's version of "car wars." Street parking continues to be replaced by bicyle lanes, but the Norwegian capital's new Labour- and Greens-led government has parked its plans … [READ MORE...]

Electric cars have become enormously popular in Norway, not least the Tesla Model S, largely because of all the tax incentives they've had. The Progress Party still supports tax breaks for low- and zero-emission vehicles, but is backpedaling on any plan to ban sales of fuel-driven cars from 2025. PHOTO: Norsk elbil forening

Electric cars may lose some incentives

As Norwegian politicians argue over how "green" their budgets are, one aspect of the proposed state budget is raising red flags. Norway's conservative government coalition wants to raise annual registration … [READ MORE]

Foreign Minister Børge Brende believes that Uganda's new law against homosexuality doesn't belong in the 21st century, and he's redirecting foreign aid away from Uganda's government in favour of private organizations that promote human rights. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

Ministry questioned over private grants

Norway's foreign ministry is facing questions from the Parliament's disciplinary committee regarding NOK 24 million in funding granted unusually quickly in 2011 to a newly formed private institute, ILPI, … [READ MORE]

Norway's World Champion cross-country skier Therese Johaug was suspended on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned substance. PHOTO: NRK screen grab

Johaug suspended, doctor faces charges

UPDATED: Norway's world champion skier Therese Johaug has been suspended for two months by the legal committee of the country's anti-doping agency, Antidoping Norge, after testing positive for use of a … [READ MORE]

More suffering minks found at fur farms

Norwegian fur farms face a highly uncertain future after repeated reports of negligence and injured animals in recent years. Now state regulators have found more suffering minks, and say it's difficult to … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg with Ukrainia's President Petro Porosjenko at their press conference on Tuesday. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

Ukraine returns Solberg’s visit

UPDATED: There was no firing of the canons at the Akershus Fortress because Ukraine's president, Petro Porosjenko, was making an "official" visit to Norway on Tuesday and not the more formal "state" visit. … [READ MORE]

Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth, and Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway, hold their legal claim against the Norwegian government while posing with supporters including author Jostein Gaarder (back row, at left). PHOTO: Greenpeace/Christian Åslund

‘People’ sue state over Arctic oil

Two environmental organizations, backed by what they called a wide range of Norwegian groups and individuals, went ahead on Tuesday with plans to sue the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to … [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...]

Marit Nybakk

MP’s career traces great change

No woman has been a Member of Parliament (MP) in Norway longer than Marit … [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...]

Car race film knocks out the king

The new Norwegian film about how Norway's late King Haakon VII refused to cooperate with … [READ MORE...]

Oslo tries to clean up its garbage

City officials in Oslo have been deluged with complaints during the past week about a lack … [READ MORE...]

Cycling stars quarreled after World Championship loss

Norway's two top cyclists, Alexander Kristoff and Edvald Boasson Hagen, wound up at odds … [READ MORE...]

Thousands turned out to save the wolves

Several thousand Norwegians demonstrated in front of the Parliament in Oslo over the … [READ MORE...]


Therese Johaug has already suffered a massive fall from grace, and Norway's overall sports reputation is in shambles, both at home and abroad. PHOTO: NRK screen grab

‘Arrogance’ ruins sports reputation

NEWS ANALYSIS: As news broke Monday that skiing star Therese Johaug had herself overlooked a clear doping warning on a package of lip salve, it's not just Norway's skiers who are suffering a sharp loss of … [READ MORE]