Convicted murderer pardoned in Congo

Joshua French, the former British-Norwegian soldier who's been serving both death and life sentences for the murders of a Congolese taxi driver and his former business partner Tjostolv Moland, has been pardoned … [READ MORE...]

Property tax bills skyrocket in Oslo

Tens of thousands of Oslo residents have been finding some shocking notices in both their electronic and conventional mailboxes during the past few days. The new property tax imposed by the Labour Party when it … [READ MORE]

Jobs moving out of Oslo, and Norway

Hundreds of public-sector jobs look set to be intentionally moved from the Norwegian capital of Oslo to other locations around the country, and, in the private sector, possibly out of the country. The pending … [READ MORE]

Ski officials still face harsh criticism

Even as the Nordic World Ski Championships opened in Lahti, Finland this week, and Norwegian skiers won both gold and bronze medals, the officials running their Oslo-based national skiing federation were facing … [READ MORE]

Telenor finally sells troubled India unit

After years of heavy losses and regulatory conflicts, Norway's large telecoms firm Telenor has finally pulled the plug on its operations in India. Its deal to sell long-troubled Telenor India to Bharti Airtel, … [READ MORE]

Government hangs on in latest poll

Norway's minority government coalition has gained some voter support, according to the most recent public opinion poll released on Thursday. It's under heavy pressure, though, from the resurgent Center Party, … [READ MORE]

WWF moves to halt a new wolf hunt

The Norwegian government, under heavy pressure from ranchers, hunters and others who feel threatened by wolves, is now seeking a quick change in the law that currently restricts a new wolf hunt. WWF, the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

More gold medals for the women

Norway's women skiers won more gold medals over the weekend but none of the men … [READ MORE...]

Norway’s singing sweetheart turns 70

Wenche Myhre has been singing and performing since she was 13 years old. Right … [READ MORE...]

Stoltenberg scolded over book royalties

While NATO Secretary General  Jens Stoltenberg was hosting and taking part in a … [READ MORE...]

Kristoffersen furious over 4th place

Norway's young slalom skiing star Henrik Kristoffersen was so angry over his … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Crew serenaded Paul Simon on Hurtigruten voyage

Legendary US singer Paul Simon took a holiday voyage on board one of Norway's famed … [READ MORE...]

Norway’s population rises again

Oslo has long been among Europe's fastest-growing capitals. New statistics show that the … [READ MORE...]

Serial sex offender killed in prison

A 58-year-old man who was an inmate in one of Norway's high-security prisons was killed … [READ MORE...]

No one caught in latest Svalbard slide

Authorities on Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard could confirm Sunday evening that … [READ MORE...]

Norway poised to offer major emergency aid

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced late last week that the country will be … [READ MORE...]

Police reform ridiculed

Norwegian government officials have been catching a lot of criticism lately over various … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

King turns 80 with 81 percent support

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's King Harald V was celebrating his 80th birthday on Tuesday on a winter holiday with his closest family. Among his gifts is a new public opinion poll showing that the monarchy is now … [READ MORE]