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...]

Huge new contracts fuel the oil industry

Just two weeks after a huge new drilling rig for Norway's state-owned oil company was completed and towed away from Aibel's yard in Haugesund, Equinor (formerly Statoil) was busy handing out billions of kroner … [READ MORE]

Refugees struggle to get enough food

Nearly half of all the refugee residents of asylum centers in Norway are often hungry, while 90 percent also say they lack access to enough food or nutritious food. A study by OsloMet, a state university in … [READ MORE]

Oslo still expensive in world rankings

The latest survey of the world's most expensive cities for companies sending employees abroad places Oslo in ninth place, and Stavanger in 12th. Copenhagen was the only other Scandinavian city to hit the list … [READ MORE]

US troop build-up raises tensions

Norwegian politicians from the ruling Conservative Party are offering different versions of why the US is suddenly using a base in Northern Norway for surveillance flights in the Arctic. Russian officials, … [READ MORE]

More expansion at OSL Gardermoen

Norway's gateway airport, OSL Gardermoen, is calling in construction crews again. Just a year after opening its new terminal, airport officials see a need to expand the eastern pier that handles flights bound … [READ MORE]

Oslo orders trams for next 40 years

Oslo rolled out plans for its next generation of trams this week, amidst claims that trams are part of the city's identity. The electrified system of getting around is driven, claims one economist, by pure city … [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...]

State mediator’s death mourned

Tributes were pouring in this week for Nils Terje Dalseide, the state mediator … [READ MORE...]


Peace brokers gather in Oslo again

Some of the the world's worst wars and crises were being discussed behind closed doors in … [READ MORE...]

Heavy rain closed roads

The skies opened up and rain poured down on areas all over Southern Norway on Sunday, … [READ MORE...]

IAG boss still wants Norwegian

Shares in Norwegian Air jumped again after the chief executive of International Airlines … [READ MORE...]

Outdoor grilling ban eased

Rain that's fallen in the past few days has lowered fire danger in some areas of Southern … [READ MORE...]

Justice minister wants to re-arm police

UPDATED: Norway's new justice minister, Tor Mikkel Wara of the Progress Party, is seeking … [READ MORE...]

Bodø seeks ‘cultural capital’ status

Norway's northern city of Bodø is the only Norwegian applicant to become a "European … [READ MORE...]


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]