Berit Reiss-Andersen of the Norwegian Nobel Committee opens the box containing the gold medal to this year's prizewinner, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The artwork on this year's diploma is meant to represent forgiveness. PHOTO: NRK screen grab

This year’s Nobel ‘a classic prize’

Alfred Nobel's intentions for awarding a peace prize were all met when this year's prize went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on behalf of the Colombian people. That was the overall conclusion drawn … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: NRK screen grab

Nobel Peace Prize a ‘gift from heaven’

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in Oslo Friday morning to begin three whirlwind days packed with events tied to his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. Santos heaped praise on Norway for its … [READ MORE]

Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor is among the companies that's been hit by computer attacks tied to industrial espionage. PHOTO:

Power struggle rocks troubled Telenor

Norway's Parliament is demanding some answers after reports of deep conflicts at the highest levels of Telenor, one of the country's biggest companies. The state still owns a majority stake in Telenor, and … [READ MORE]

Finnmark clobbered by winter storm

Nearly 30 roads were closed in Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark on Friday and police were urging residents against trying to drive anywhere. Strong winds, poor visibility, landslides and extremely … [READ MORE]

A packed parking lot at the Nordby shopping center in Sweden, just over the border from Norway near Svinesund. Most of the car license plates are Norwegian, and Norwegians have invested heavily in the center. PHOTO: Views and News

Swedish stores ‘more exciting’

It's not just the lower prices that tempt carloads of Norwegians to cross the border and go grocery shopping in Sweden. A new study confirms that the sheer selection in Swedish grocery stores is so much bigger … [READ MORE]

Hafslund Nett is replacing all its electricity meters with new "smart" meters that will automatically record consumption at all hours of the day and night. PHOTO: Hafslund Nett

New meters may raise electricity bills

Hafslund Nett, the major network supplier of electricity in the Oslo area, has begun the process of replacing all of the roughly 700,000 electricity meters in its region. The new "smart" … [READ MORE]

The southern coastal city of Kristiansand has been shocked by another double murder. PHOTO Wikipedia

Double murder shakes Kristiansand

A 15-year-old Norwegian boy has been ordered held in custody for a double murder, three families are in deep crisis and the police have gone from being heroes to being warned that their questioning of the … [READ MORE]


Pål Bjerketvedt

New football boss keen for kick-off

While Norway's football bureaucrats search for a new coach for the national … [READ MORE...]

Jon Fosse is this year's winner of the German Willy Brandt prize.

Jon Fosse wins German honour

Acclaimed author and playwright Jon Fosse has won the 2016 Willy Brandt award … [READ MORE...]


Bishop cleared, church fined

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig, leader of the Catholic Church in Oslo, won't have to … [READ MORE...]

Therese Johaug

Johaug suspended for 14 months

Norway's anti-doping agency has determined that top skier Therese Johaug should … [READ MORE...]


‘Norge Rundt’ celebrates 40 years on the air

One of Norway's best-loved TV programs, Norge Rundt (Around Norway), was celebrating its … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian cities keen to host next chess championship

Norway's national chess federation (Norges Sjakkforbund) was meeting on Thursday with top … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian convicted in huge pedofile case

A 66-year-old man from Austevoll near Bergen has been sentenced to eight years in jail … [READ MORE...]

Airbnb faces more political opposition

Oslo should do what Barcelona and several other European cities have done: Crack down on … [READ MORE...]

Police to re-open 21-year-old murder investigation

State broadcaster NRK reported Wednesday morning that the new "cold case" unit of the … [READ MORE...]

Police find body of slide victim

The body of one of three men from Lithuania who were killed in a landslide in Sørum … [READ MORE...]


Grand Hotel, Nobel Days

‘Nobel Days’ in Oslo again

PHOTO FEATURE: The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize always creates a stir in the Norwegian capital, which was chosen by prize benefactor Alfred Nobel to host a prize for peace every year on the anniversary of … [READ MORE]