All-night talks failed to end train strike

Even after 16 hours of talks with the national mediator present, striking locomotive engineers and state railway NSB failed to reach a settlement during the night. That means the strike that has cancelled … [READ MORE...]

Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide is trying to build a broad consensus in Parliament for Norway's long-term plan for the military. PHOTO: Forsvaret/Torbjørn Kjosvold

Secret meeting saved defense plan

UPDATED: Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide reportedly took part in a secret meeting at the Parliament early this week, in an effort to rescue efforts for a broad political consensus on the government's … [READ MORE]

Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and US Defense Secretary Aston Carter had quite an entourage when Carter visited Norway in September. PHOTO: Forsvarsdepartement/Asgeir Spange Brekke

US troops to get a lukewarm welcome

NEWS ANALYSIS: There's a reason why US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several other top American defense officials have been trooping to Norway since early September. Keen to send troops to a loyal NATO … [READ MORE]

Indoor tents like these at UDI's asylum reception center in Råde, south of Oslo, will be the first stop for refugees arriving in Norway later this week who have been living in camps in Italy. PHOTO: UDI/Hero

Norway finally ready for more refugees

Just a day after a refugee aid group blasted Norwegian officials for being slow at taking in more refugees, state immigration agency UDI announced that around 20 will be flown to Norway this week from Italy, … [READ MORE]

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Leaks raise alarm in Halden, Mongstad

Norway has been hit by some scary leaks in the past few days, also because one of them failed to be reported for around 20 hours. It involved "accidental release of radioactive iodine" from a reactor that's … [READ MORE]

Electricity customers better hope there will be no major storms that will damage power lines around Norway, because an expanded strike by electrical workers means any damage may not be corrected. PHOTO:

Another strike can cut out electricity

Just as signs emerged that Norway's train strike may be rolling towards a settlement, another strike threatened to result in power failures around the country. Hundreds of thousands of electricity customers … [READ MORE]

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

Telenor’s job cuts ‘shocked’ workers

After years of major expansion abroad, Norway's state-controlled telecoms firm Telenor is consolidating and cutting back at home. Nearly 200 employees at Telenor offices around the country face transfers or … [READ MORE]


Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar. PHOTO: Berglund

Appeals court backs Krekar’s extradition

A Norwegian appeals court has supported a ruling from an Oslo City Court that … [READ MORE...]

Jens Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg had some KGB contact

Norway's former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has still been making … [READ MORE...]

Agnete Johnsen

Ailing Eurovision singer wins prize

Agnete Johnsen, Norway's candidate in this spring's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

Per-Mathias Høgmo

National coach’s job on the line

Per-Mathias Høgmo is arguably the most talked-about man in Norway these days. … [READ MORE...]


143,000 oppose fur farms in Norway

The animal protection organization NOAH delivered a bulging petition to the state … [READ MORE...]

Crown prince reveals his net worth

After a series of critical articles about the secrecy of royal finances in newspaper … [READ MORE...]

Even more post offices set to close

The Norwegian postal service is quickly becoming a shadow of its former self. After a wave … [READ MORE...]

‘Statfjord A’ platform back in business

Production has been cranked up again on Statoil's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea, … [READ MORE...]

Annual charity drive raises nearly NOK 220 million

In the course of a day on Sunday, Norwegians had donated a total of NOK 219,867,424 (USD … [READ MORE...]

Car fires spark police investigation

Police in Oslo have launched investigations after two cars, both BMWs, were found burning … [READ MORE...]


Lots of oil industry workers are currently having to look for new work, and those who come from outside Europe often don't qualify for unemployment benefits in the meantime. Some are forced to leave the country, and the engineers' union NITO calls that a "lose-lose situation." PHOTO: Statoil

Embracing an uncertain future

The dive in oil prices has pushed thousands of people in Norway out of once-secure jobs in the oil and offshore industry. As job losses have mounted, so have feelings of uncertainty and anxiety among those out … [READ MORE]