Commuting by helicopter is part of life for offshore oil workers, like disembarking here from a flight to Statoil's Snorre A platform in the North Sea. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Fears fly around helicopter safety

Nearly 24,000 people in Norway work on offshore oil and gas platforms, commuting regularly to their jobs in helicopters, often in stormy conditions. The fatal crash of one of them in sunny and unusually … [READ MORE...]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (center), flanked by her foreign minister, Børge Brende, and her defense minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, announced more military assistance to the fight against ISIL on Monday evening. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

Norway’s anti-ISIL fight full of risk

Middle East experts and politicians claim the Norwegian government has embarked on a risky project by deciding to send Norwegian soldiers to Jordan to train "various Syrian groups" in the fight against brutal … [READ MORE]

Striking hotel workers dominated Sunday's May 1st parade through Oslo. The strike against hotels and restaurants nationwide spread over the weekend. PHOTO:

Hotel strike to spread again

UPDATED: Norway's nationwide hotel strike entered its second week on Monday with nearly double the number of strikers out on the picket lines. As the strike spread over the weekend, and is set to spread again … [READ MORE]


Unions march ahead in troubled times

SEE THE VIDEO: Norway's labour movement attracted thousands of supporters over the weekend who turned out for rallies and parades around the country. In Oslo, an estimated 10,000 marched through the city, … [READ MORE]

The Gullfaks B platform, pictured above, is the subect of PSA's damning criticism of Statoil. PHOTO: Øyvind Hagen / Statoil

Norway copes with a national tragedy

As grim work continued in the aftermath of Friday's helicopter crash near Bergen, Norwegian police could release the identities on Monday of eight of its victims. Oil production has resumed on the offshore … [READ MORE]

All crash victims are now identified

UPDATED: Police in Norway could release the identities on Monday morning of eight of the 13 people killed in Friday's crash of a helicopter carrying offshore oil workers from Statoil's Gullfaks B field in the … [READ MORE]

It was an Airbus helicopter like this one that crashed near Bergen on Friday, carrying 11 offshore workers and two crew members on their way back from Statoil's Gullfaks B oil field in the North Sea. All were killed. PHOTO: Airbus Helicopters

Crash grounds Airbus’ fleet

Airbus Helicopters, which produced the H225 model that crashed near Bergen on Friday, has halted all passenger flights on similar models worldwide until the cause of the crash has been determined. The doomed … [READ MORE]


Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim tipped for UN post

Norway's former government minister for the environment now looks set to become … [READ MORE...]

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Telenor chair backs Brekke

Gunn Wærsted, who recently took over as board chair of Telenor, was harsh in … [READ MORE...]

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Telenor’s ex-CEO defends his record

Jon Fredrik Baksaas came back swinging over the weekend, after an internal … [READ MORE...]

Sylvi Listhaug

Listhaug draws praise, ridicule

NEWS ANALYSIS: She's been called Norway's equivalent of Donald Trump and been … [READ MORE...]


Royals lay down cornerstone for new National Museum

More than a year after construction finally began on Norway's new national art museum in … [READ MORE...]

Oil Fund may challenge high executive pay

Norway's huge and powerful sovereign wealth fund may finally start wielding its investment … [READ MORE...]

Islamic extremist still in jail

Ubaydullah Hussain, charged with recruiting foreign warriors for jihad in the Middle East, … [READ MORE...]

‘Dramatic’ cuts at TV2

Bosses at Norway's national commercial television channel, TV2, feel forced to cut costs … [READ MORE...]

Statoil boosts stake in Lundin, sells off in US

Norway's state oil company Statoil announced on Tuesday that it was boosting its stake in … [READ MORE...]

Grisly murder probe unfolds in Oslo

Police in Norway's capital were literally piecing together the murder of a man in his 20s … [READ MORE...]


Kristiansund appears keen to merge with some of its much smaller neighbouring municipalities, but the feeling isn't mutual. PHOTO: Kristiansund kommune

Outlook dims for municipal mergers

The Norwegian cities of Molde and Kristiansund are keen on joining forces with their smaller neighbouring municipalities, but government efforts to promote such consolidation nationwide suffered a setback on … [READ MORE]