Concerns rise over border control

Alleged understaffing at Norway's border patrol stations is raising concerns over border control. Members of Parliament, police and officers at the customs agency itself (Tolletaten) are sounding … [READ MORE...]

Pushwagner leaves an artistic legacy

Terje Brofos, better known by his pseudonym Hariton Pushwagner, clearly left his mark on Oslo and internationally. The artist was even being compared to Norway's Edvard Munch after he died during the night on … [READ MORE]

Palace official quits under a cloud

Norway's Royal Palace sent out a brief press release on Monday, reporting that a top official who has overseen many palace renovations and building projects over the years had resigned his post with immediate … [READ MORE]

Sp’s deputy leader suspends himself

A sexual harassment scandal that has badly tarnished the reputation and credibility of Norway's Center Party (Senterpartiet, Sp) has prompted one of the men directly involved to suspend himself as the party's … [READ MORE]

Berg fears he was duped into spying

Defense attorneys for retired Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg told newspaper Dagbladet on Sunday that Berg has now admitted he more than likely was in Moscow last December for Norway's military … [READ MORE]

Trygve gets tough with Sp’s ‘bad boys’

Faced with a torrent of criticism for displaying poor leadership, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum is now talking tough as head of the nationally embarrassed Center Party (Senterpartiet, Sp). He's vowing to report eight … [READ MORE]

Bad weather spoils season’s last race

Norway's traditional last ski race of the season this weekend, a mountain classic known as Skarverennet, was supposed to have been an eagerly anticipated battle of the superstars and a grand finale for Marit … [READ MORE]


King Harald put on sick leave

King Harald V, Norway's 81-year-old monarch, is on sick leave through the end of … [READ MORE...]

Northug can’t afford more trouble

Norway's bad boy of skiing, Petter Northug, has been duly warned: His return … [READ MORE...]


Sigrid sang for 3 million Americans

A 21-year-old singer from Norway's scenic coastal town of Aalesund, who simply calls … [READ MORE...]

Yarn sales keep spinning

It wasn't just the long winter that kept Norwegians knitting; Sales of yarn keep climbing … [READ MORE...]

Dog-sledding hits new highs

Norway had a long winter with lots of snow that attracted tourists from far and wide, and … [READ MORE...]


Job satisfaction: How it shapes identity

After several difficult years following the collapse in oil prices, Norway's job market is picking up again. Nicola McCaffrey, a clinical psychologist based in Norway's hard-hit "oil capital" of Stavanger, has … [READ MORE]