Farmers bring their fight to Parliament

Around 3,000 farmers marched through the streets of Oslo and then assembled in front of the Parliament on Tuesday, to once again demand more state money to boost their incomes. They want subsidies and … [READ MORE...]

Members quit LO over Israel boycott

Norway's largest trade union confederation LO has never seen so many members leave the organization because of disagreement over a single politial issue. In this case it's LO's recent controversial majority … [READ MORE]

Solberg: ‘Don’t let terror scare us’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg called the terrorist attack in Manchester Monday night "gruesome and meaningless," and said she hopes it won't scare Norwegians away from concerts and other public gatherings. She … [READ MORE]

Viking ship tied up in bureaucracy

A full-scale copy of Norway's famous Oseberg Viking ship, which has sailed around the historic city of Tønsberg for the past five years, is currently tied up right at the start of its busy summer season. With … [READ MORE]

Military exercises underway in Arctic

Northern Europe's largest air force exercises got underway in the Arctic on Monday, just as Norway's Northern Brigade also kicked off a military drill in the area as well. The two are not connected and military … [READ MORE]

New gondola wins a royal reception

Residents of Loen in the mountains around the Nordfjord could hardly have hoped for better promotion of their new tourist attraction this weekend. Under sunny skies and with snow-capped mountains at their … [READ MORE]

Greens vote to phase out oil industry

Members of Norway's Greens party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne, MDG) voted at their national meeting over the weekend to work towards phasing out the country's oil industry within 10 years. Oil Minister Terje … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

New union boss takes command

He's already being called one of Norway's most powerful persons: Hans-Christian … [READ MORE...]

Medals awarded to military heroes

A dozen current and former members of the Norwegian armed forces were awarded … [READ MORE...]

Norske Skog loses its CEO

UPDATED: Norske Skog was once one of Norway's major industrial companies, … [READ MORE...]

Nobel Committee elects new leader

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has elected Berit Reiss-Andersen as its new … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Population growth slows down

Oslo has been among the fastest-growing capitals in Europe for several years but now that … [READ MORE...]

Greens want a shorter work week

The official work week in Norway is 37.5 hours, although most small business owners, … [READ MORE...]

Hong Kong media tycoon survived helicopter crash

More details of last week's dramatic helicopter crash off Bergen emerged on Friday, with … [READ MORE...]

Film being made of ex-soldiers’ ordeal in Congo

Just a day after ex-soldier and adventurer Joshua French finally arrived home in Norway, … [READ MORE...]

Protests fly after jetski ban is lifted

Norway's conservative government coalition has given a green light for the use of jetskis, … [READ MORE...]

Wolves blamed for attack on sheep

A sheep rancher near Askim, southeast of Oslo, discovered 20 animals in his flock, mostly … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Tourism booms in Norway’s Arctic

SVALBARD: Strong growth within Norway's tourism industry is also extending well into the Arctic. On Svalbard, tourism is undergoing a boom that's now being fueled by major new investment, while also raising … [READ MORE]