The offshore vessel Siem Pilot continues to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, rescuing aound 2,400 over the weekend. PHOTO: Kripos

‘Siem Pilot’ caught in rescue ‘chaos’

The Norwegian vessel that's been deployed for rescue operations in the Mediterranean, the Siem Pilot, saved around 2,400 migrants over the weekend in an emergency situation that reportedly led to "complete … [READ MORE...]

Commuters and other train passenger have faced hundreds of cancellations since a strike by locomotive engineers began September 28. PHOTO:

Train strike due to roll into Sørlandet

Nearly half of all the trains running along Norway's southern coast will grind to a halt from Wednesday, after striking locomotive engineers decided to pull more of their colleagues off the job. The strike … [READ MORE]

From its perch on a hilltop above Oslo, the Voksenåsen Hotel and Conference Center can offer some inspirational views for trade ministers from around the world. PHOTO: Wikipedia Commons

Trade ministers gathered in Oslo

It was being called an "informal" meeting on trade, but with foreign and trade ministers from 24 countries traveling to Oslo and taking part, also from China and Russia, the high-level gathering reflected a … [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

SPECIAL FEATURE: 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 … [READ MORE]


Oslo won’t ban cars downtown after all

A cease-fire has been reached in Oslo's version of "car wars." Street parking continues to be replaced by bicyle lanes, but the Norwegian capital's new Labour- and Greens-led government has parked its plans … [READ MORE]

Electric cars have become enormously popular in Norway, not least the Tesla Model S, largely because of all the tax incentives they've had. The Progress Party still supports tax breaks for low- and zero-emission vehicles, but is backpedaling on any plan to ban sales of fuel-driven cars from 2025. PHOTO: Norsk elbil forening

Electric cars may lose some incentives

As Norwegian politicians argue over how "green" their budgets are, one aspect of the proposed state budget is raising red flags. Norway's conservative government coalition wants to raise annual registration … [READ MORE]

Foreign Minister Børge Brende believes that Uganda's new law against homosexuality doesn't belong in the 21st century, and he's redirecting foreign aid away from Uganda's government in favour of private organizations that promote human rights. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

Ministry questioned over private grants

Norway's foreign ministry is facing questions from the Parliament's disciplinary committee regarding NOK 24 million in funding granted unusually quickly in 2011 to a newly formed private institute, ILPI, … [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...]


Norway and Russia strike new fishing deal

For the second time in recent weeks, Norway and Russia have shown they can rise above … [READ MORE...]

Labour confederation may block oil drilling off Lofoten

A majority of the trade union federatations making up Norway's largest labour … [READ MORE...]

Russian warrior arrested, faces deportation

Norwegian police have arrested a Russian citizen who's been living in Tønsberg but … [READ MORE...]

Car race film knocks out the king

The new Norwegian film about how Norway's late King Haakon VII refused to cooperate with … [READ MORE...]

Oslo tries to clean up its garbage

City officials in Oslo have been deluged with complaints during the past week about a lack … [READ MORE...]

Cycling stars quarreled after World Championship loss

Norway's two top cyclists, Alexander Kristoff and Edvald Boasson Hagen, wound up at odds … [READ MORE...]


Therese Johaug has already suffered a massive fall from grace, and Norway's overall sports reputation is in shambles, both at home and abroad. PHOTO: NRK screen grab

‘Arrogance’ ruins sports reputation

NEWS ANALYSIS: As news broke Monday that skiing star Therese Johaug had herself overlooked a clear doping warning on a package of lip salve, it's not just Norway's skiers who are suffering a sharp loss of … [READ MORE]