Registered hate crimes rise in Norway

A Palestinian family has fled a small town in Southern Norway after facing death threats and attempted break-ins at their home. A Norwegian man was recently convicted for spreading hateful comments on social … [READ MORE...]

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Yara’s convicted bosses back in court

Four men who served for many years as top management at Norway's state-controlled fertilizer company Yara were back in an Oslo courtroom on Tuesday. They're all trying to reverse their corruption convictions, … [READ MORE]

The heroine in The Lion Woman is played by three different actresses, here Mathilde Hummervoll Storm. PHOTO: Nordisk film Distribusjon/ Filmkameratene

‘Lion Woman’ film breaks new ground

A new Norwegian film debuted over the weekend at the Haugesund Film Festival, with pre-release hype that is already sending it to cinemas in at least 40 countries. Reviews were mixed for "Løvekvinnen" (The … [READ MORE]

Norwegian athletes put on a mostly disappointing performance at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which ended over the weekend. PHOTO: Wikipedia

‘Worst’ Olympics for Norway in 52 years

With only four medals and none of them in gold or silver, Norwegian athletes chalked up their worst Olympic performance in Rio de Janeiro since the summer games in Tokyo in 1964. Promises that Norway would do … [READ MORE]

Oslo's Holmenkollen Park Hotel was the site of peace talks that resumed Monday between the Philippines government and the country's communist movement NDFP. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Optimism high as peace talks begin

Oslo's historic Holmenkollen Park Hotel, perched on a cool and airy hillside above the Norwegian capital, could hardly seem farther from the heated conficts that have enveloped the Philippines for decades. That … [READ MORE]

Churches in Norway like this stavkirke in Vågå can be quite spectacular, but they're often empty. A vast majority view them more as historical landmarks that dot the landscape instead of a religious force in their lives. PHOTO: Berglund

Mass exodus from the state church

The Norwegian government made it much easier for Norwegians to cancel their membership in the state evangelical Lutheran church this week. That prompted thousands to check out within the first four days, … [READ MORE]

The left-center side of Norwegian politics is keen to win government power away from the current conservative coalition, and debate was lively in Arendal Thursday night. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) carried the debate live, from a packed auditorium in Arendal. From right: Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre, Center Party leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, Socialist Left leader Audun Lysbakken and (partially hidden) Une Bastholm of the Greens. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/

New political alliances forming

NEWS ANALYSIS: State broadcaster NRK's lively debate in Arendal Thursday night among the leaders of Norway's major political parties confirmed that next year's national election campaign is already … [READ MORE]


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Norway hails a ‘bishop emeritus’

Per Lønning, who died this week at an age of 88, was being hailed in Norwegian … [READ MORE...]


‘Tutta’ wants a baby and Tokyo comeback

Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen, nicknamed "Tutta" back home, had been among … [READ MORE...]


Hectic week for Norway’s Kygo

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, was heading into an unforgettable … [READ MORE...]

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Runner regrets being a bully

Filip Ingebrigtsen, part of a sports-minded and highly competitive Norwegian … [READ MORE...]


Prime Minister keen on ‘Pokemon Go’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg is known for enjoying computer games, and was hooked on Candy … [READ MORE...]

Fashion designers ready for Oslo Runway

Models for a total of 19 Norwegian fashion designers were ready to strut their stuff at … [READ MORE...]

Emergency crews rescue more tourists in trouble

The ever-growing popularity of Norway's most unique scenery and rocky mountaintops has set … [READ MORE...]

Probe begins into ceiling collapse at packed theater

Police and building technicians were investigating what caused portions of the ceiling at … [READ MORE...]

Iran trade deal raises concerns

An agreement announced this week for Norwegian-financed trade between Norway and Iran has … [READ MORE...]

Tuberculosis breaks out in Skien

Norway's public health institute (Folkehelseinstituttet) reported Friday that 14 people … [READ MORE...]


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A-ha musician helps transform Fornebu

PHOTO FEATURE: Fornebu, the former site of Oslo's main airport just west of the city, has been undergoing a major transformation since the airport closed and a new one opened at Gardermoen in 1998. It's taken … [READ MORE]