The southern coastal city of Kristiansand has been shocked by another double murder. PHOTO Wikipedia

Trauma returns to Kristiansand

A 15-year-old Norwegian boy has been ordered held in custody for a double murder, three families are in deep crisis and the police have gone from being heroes to being warned that their questioning of the … [READ MORE...]

Hafslund Nett is replacing all its electricity meters with new "smart" meters that will automatically record consumption at all hours of the day and night. PHOTO: Hafslund Nett

New meters may raise electricity bills

Hafslund Nett, the major network supplier of electricity in the Oslo area, has begun the process of replacing all of the roughly 700,000 electricity meters in its region. The new "smart" … [READ MORE]

Radios like this won't be usable after 2017 without digital adapters, since the government plans to phase out Norway's FM  system. PHOTO:

FM radio owners lost out to DAB

A last-ditch effort by some top politicians to postpone the looming shutdown of Norway's FM radio network failed in Parliament on Wednesday. That means FM radio will still go off the air as planned during … [READ MORE]

Education Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (second from left, while attending a science fair in Norway) thinks Norwegian schools "are moving in the right direction." PHOTO: Kunnskapsdepartementet

Schools produce better test scores

Norwegian teenagers are performing much better on national and international tests. A batch of new test results are among the best ever, although many Norwegian students are still struggling with … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Politi

Teenager admits double murder

A 15-year-old boy in Kristiansand has confessed to murdering both one of his young acquaintances and a 48-year-old mother of two at a local schoolyard Monday afternoon. The double murder shocked and scared … [READ MORE]

Finance Minister Siv Jensen was back in Parliament to defend the state budget compromise, even wearing the same dress as when she first introduced the government's hotly contested state budget in early October. At left, Marit Nybakk of the Labour Party, a deputy leader of the Parliament (Stortinget). PHOTO: Stortinget

Paying the price for state budget drama

NEWS ANALYSIS: Criticism flew, the main players including Finance Minister Siv Jensen fought off exhaustion, the government coalition was arguably weakened and lots of Norway's oil money was ultimately … [READ MORE]

Lots of new housing units are under construction right in front of Oslo's co-called "Bar Code" strip of highrises. While they carry high pricetags, researchers think a residential building boom may bring down prices by 2019, as more supply becomes available. PHOTO: Berglund

Building boom may lower housing prices

There were signs of it already, when Norway's national real estate association revealed its latest batch of sales statistics on Monday: Even though housing prices rose again in Oslo and Akershus, they fell in … [READ MORE]


Jon Fosse is this year's winner of the German Willy Brandt prize.

Jon Fosse wins German honour

Acclaimed author and playwright Jon Fosse has won the 2016 Willy Brandt award … [READ MORE...]


Bishop cleared, church fined

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig, leader of the Catholic Church in Oslo, won't have to … [READ MORE...]

Therese Johaug

Johaug suspended for 14 months

Norway's anti-doping agency has determined that top skier Therese Johaug should … [READ MORE...]

Henrik Kristoffersen

Kristoffersen wants NOK 15 million

Norway's 22-year-old slalom skier Henrik Kristoffersen is demanding as much as … [READ MORE...]


Norwegian cities keen to host next chess championship

Norway's national chess federation (Norges Sjakkforbund) was meeting on Thursday with top … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian convicted in huge pedofile case

A 66-year-old man from Austevoll near Bergen has been sentenced to eight years in jail … [READ MORE...]

Airbnb faces more political opposition

Oslo should do what Barcelona and several other European cities have done: Crack down on … [READ MORE...]

Police to re-open 21-year-old murder investigation

State broadcaster NRK reported Wednesday morning that the new "cold case" unit of the … [READ MORE...]

Police find body of slide victim

The body of one of three men from Lithuania who were killed in a landslide in Sørum … [READ MORE...]

Jarlsberg cheesemakers slice through conflict

Norwegian dairy Synnøve Finden has settled its latest legal battle with dominant dairy … [READ MORE...]


Sharply reduced investment in the oil industry has cut demand for the drilling solutions offered by companies like National Oilwell Varco, which announced major layoffs in Norway on Wednesday. PHOTO: NOV

Norway’s new reality sets in

NEWS ANALYSIS: As government leaders scurried from one state budget crisis meeting to another heading into the weekend, Norway's oil- and oil-related companies have been dealing with crises that are much more … [READ MORE]