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

Hotel strikers won May Day support

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, it also won widespread support among … [READ MORE...]

May Day parade

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]

Preliminary list of victims released

Police in Norway could release the identities on Monday 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 North Sea to … [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]

Helicopter crash kills oil rig workers

Norwegian oil company Statoil reported Friday evening that all 13 people on board a helicopter returning from work on Statoil's Gulfaks B oil field were killed, after the helicopter crashed at Turøy outside … [READ MORE]

Telenor's new CEO seems eager to clean up the mess created by Telenor's investment in VimpelCom, and VimpelCom's expansion into Uzbekistan, which has prompted a major corruption investigation. PHOTO: Telenor

Telenor admits to weak management

Large Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor was back in the media glare on Friday, after an internal investigation into its handling of possible corruption revealed some serious management "weaknesses." Telenor has … [READ MORE]


Sylvi Listhaug

Listhaug draws praise, ridicule

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

Elon Musk, Tesla

Tesla founder thanks Norway

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of the highly successful US-based Tesla … [READ MORE...]

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Isaksen admits to poor regulation of Westerdals

Norwegian Education Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen was probably looking forward … [READ MORE...]

Erna Solberg

Solberg among those mourning Prince

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg was among Norwegian fans mourning the death … [READ MORE...]


Surprise snowfall tangled traffic

Winter returned with a vengeance to wide areas of southern Norway this week, with as many … [READ MORE...]

Unemployment rate steady at 4.6 percent

Norways's state statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) announced a seasonally adjusted … [READ MORE...]

Billionaire family active in tax havens

One of Norway's most prominent families, with a fortune built on shipowning and shipping … [READ MORE...]

Police finally identify body found in pipe

Police in Oslo have finally been able to identify the body of a man found inside a pipe at … [READ MORE...]

Airline flight nearly collided with drone

Police in Hordaland, western Norway, reported a serious near-accident on Tuesday when a … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian Wood chops festival program

Norway's highly acclaimed Norwegian Wood music festival is being chopped down to just one … [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]