Late summer in the mountains

PICTURE SERIES: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of day will keep eager hikers indoors. This group kept trudging towards the peak called "Høgevarde" atop Norefjell in the middle of a downpour on Sunday, … [READ MORE...]


Military blocks Apple’s photo plan

Norwegian security authorities, backed by the country's defense minister, have blocked plans by US computer and communications giant Apple to take special aerial photos over Oslo. The photos would be used to … [READ MORE...]

More torrential rain causes trouble

Major downpours in the Oslo area were keeping emergency crews busy on Monday. Oslo's fire brigade said that all available personnel and seven emergency vehicles were out to help residents and motorists deal … [READ MORE...]

Health Minister Jonas Gahr Støre often visits the state-funded hospitals around the country, like here in Northern Norway. Now many doctors are frustrated over a course imposed by Støre's government colleague, Labour Minister Anniken Huitfeldt. PHOTO: Helsedepartementet

Doctors rebel against course

Norwegian doctors all over the country are mounting a revolt against a new state measure aimed at reducing sick leave. The measure requires doctors to take a refresher course on requirements for sick leave, and … [READ MORE...]

Welfare worker dies from stab wounds

UPDATED: The young welfare worker in her 30s who was stabbed in her Oslo office by a disgruntled client early Monday morning died on Thursday at Ullevål University Hospital. Charges against her assailant were … [READ MORE...]

Police in Asker og Bærum said they had a breakthrough in the case on Thursday, leading to the arrest of a man suspected of raping two five-year-old girls. PHOTO:

Man arrested in childrens’ rapes

UPDATED: Police in Asker confirmed to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) Thursday evening that they had arrested a man in his mid-40s and charged him with rapes of two five-year-old girls late last week. On Friday, … [READ MORE...]

Police hunt armed robbers in Oslo

Police in Oslo were warning the public on Thursday against two armed robbers who held up a jewelry store in the Vestli district on the city's far northeast side. It's the latest in a series of armed robberies … [READ MORE...]

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said that "my job is to maintain stability and predictability" in the Norwegian economy, which "blossomed" during his last eight years in office. PHOTO: TV2 screen grab/

Stoltenberg loses grip on voters

NEWS ANALYSIS: Jens Stoltenberg has been one of Norway's most popular and respected prime ministers ever, both at home and abroad. Now the voter fatigue that seems to be hitting his Labour Party appears to have … [READ MORE...]


Thor Hushovd

Hushovd won in his homeland

UPDATED: Norwegian cyclist Thor Hushovd emerged victorious from the first annual … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: Norges Bank

Oil fund boss lands on powerful list

Yngve Slyngstad, who heads Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund fueled by the … [READ MORE...]

Ivar Aasen had a major impact on the Norwegian language, contended his supporters on the bicentennial Monday of his birth. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Language creator hailed and decried

Ivar Aasen would have been 200 years old on Monday, and his bicentennial was … [READ MORE...]


Petrenko takes on Philharmonic

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra is finally about to officially take on the young … [READ MORE...]


Two killed in bus crash

Two persons were killed and nine others injured when two buses collided on a  county road … [READ MORE...]

Taxi stunt wins PR for Stoltenberg

As Norway's first major party leader debate got underway Monday night, plenty of … [READ MORE...]

Four-car collision blocks E18

Traffic was standing still on parts of the multi-lane E-18 highway west of Oslo Friday … [READ MORE...]

Cash ban call rejected

Government officials and consumers alike are rejecting a proposal to change Norwegian law … [READ MORE...]

Neil Young concerts cancelled

Rock legend Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse delivered a critically acclaimed concert … [READ MORE...]

Stabbing suspect ‘is sick’

A 26-year-old man who's charged with attempted murder after stabbing a welfare worker in … [READ MORE...]

Gustav Vigeland's iconic statue of an angry little boy has recently developed a shiny left hand, because so many tourists have been holding it. PHOTO:

Too many hands on ‘Sinnataggen’

The popular statue of an angry little boy in Oslo's Frogner Park, called "Sinnataggen," is suddenly showing signs of being a bit too popular this summer. Tourists keep holding its hand, and that's causing … [READ MORE]