The Somalian-Norwegian defendant (left) grew up in Skien with Bastian Vasquez (far right), who has appeared in IS videos and boasted of the terror organization's actions. Prosecutors said this photo was taken in 2013 and also shows a Norwegian (second from right) who was killed in Syria. The faces are blurred because Norwegian press standards only identify defendants if they're convicted. Vasquez, meanwhile, has willingly gone public on earlier occasions. PHOTO: Politi

High court sends ISIL men to jail

Norway's Supreme Court (Høyesterett) has sentenced three men, all Norwegian citizens, to jail terms of up to four-and-a-half years, after finding them guilty of having ties to a terrorist organization and … [READ MORE...]

Publishing firms face collusion charges

Norway's biggest book publishing companies were warned by competition authorities on Tuesday that they face charges of illegal cooperation and millions of kroner in fines.  Cappelen Damm, Aschehoug, … [READ MORE]

Norwegian artists Adolph Tidemand and Hans Gude captured the nationally romantic image of a wedding with their classic painting "Brudeferden i Hardanger" (Bridal party in Hardanger) from 1848. The painting, showing the bride wearing a golden crown while being rowed from the church, hangs in the National Gallery in Oslo. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

More brides take on husbands’ names

Summer is high season for weddings in Norway, and a new trend is taking shape. For the first time in a long time, more Norwegian women are opting to take on their husband's last name. New figures from … [READ MORE]

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg and her colleagues in the Greens Party have decided to negotiate with the socialist parties on a new city government in Oslo PHOTO: MDG/Monica Løvland

Hackers sent out false Greens mail

Norway's Greens Party won big in last year's municipal elections but has since lost popularity after carrying out some of its tough environmental measures. Now the party reportedly has fallen victim to hackers, … [READ MORE]

Oslo court rejects Snowden’s lawsuit

An Oslo city court has rejected a legal attempt to make it safe for US whistleblower Edward Snowden to travel to Norway receive a prize in Oslo later this year.  The court won't handle the lawsuit, filed by … [READ MORE]

Foreign Minister Børge Brende  thinks Norway needs to "sit still in the boat" until the turbulence around the Brexit vote settles down. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

Brende braces for the Brexit storm

Foreign Minister Børge Brende is advising Norwegians "to sit still in the boat" as the storm rises around Great Britian's pending withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Brende's advice comes after a weekend … [READ MORE]

Government minister Solveig Horne was among those leading the Pride Parade , which began here in Oslo's Grønland district. PHOTO: Barne- og likestillingsdepartementet

Minister was target of a cake attack

UPDATED: A young British woman who attacked a Norwegian government minister with a cake during Saturday's Pride Parade in Oslo was ordered jailed for four weeks on Monday. Norway's police intelligence unit PST … [READ MORE]


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Brende off to Argentina and Uruguay

Norway's constantly traveling foreign minister, Børge Brende, was taking … [READ MORE...]


Royals cruise through jubilee journey

King Harald and Queen Sonja have been sailing on their royal yacht down the … [READ MORE...]

Christen Sveaas

Robbie Williams made surprise appearance

Norwegian businessman Christen Sveaas celebrated his 60th birthday over the … [READ MORE...]

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Norwegians filled Royal Albert Hall

Åge Aleksandersen, known as a pioneer of rock music from his home district of … [READ MORE...]


Neighbours sue state over Utøya memorial

Norwegians living near the island of Utøya where 69 people were shot to death by a lone … [READ MORE...]

Norwegians hail Iceland’s victory over England

Norwegian football fans, disappointed that their own national team didn't qualify to play … [READ MORE...]

Legendary Club 7 set for a revival

Oslo's legendary Club 7, an entertainment spot that thrived for years in the cellar of the … [READ MORE...]

Little girl hooked big fish, with licorice

An eight-year-old girl reeled in a five-kilo (11-pound) wild salmon from the Gaula River … [READ MORE...]

Health minister approves Oslo hospital plan

Health Minister Bent Høie has approved plans to radically restructure Oslo's state-owned … [READ MORE...]

Closing arguments in child murder case

Prosecution and defense attorneys wrapped up their arguments this week in the case of a … [READ MORE...]


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Owls get nesting help in Aremark

PHOTO FEATURE: It's high season for nesting birds in Norway, and many Norwegians are more than happy to help their feathered friends provide for the next generation. Among them is Ole Lagerholt of Aremark in … [READ MORE]