Call issued to end a ‘barbaric’ hunt

Wolverine pups that haven't even seen the light of day are routinely pulled out of their mothers' winter dens and shot by Norwegian wildlife officials. The controversial practice is part of state-authorized … [READ MORE...]

‘Hytte’ sales pick up with economy

Norwegians still love having a hytte, their own holiday cottage in the mountains or by the sea, and prices are picking up. A sure sign of the current winter holidays in Norway have been all the ads for vacation … [READ MORE]

Dutch jail lease deal terminated

The Norwegian government is ending its agreement to lease jail space for Norwegian prisoners in the Netherlands. Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug claims there's no need any longer for the extra space, and that's … [READ MORE]

Telescopes stolen from observatory

Thieves set their sights on Norway's venerable Solobservatoriet north of Oslo this week, stealing several large and heavy telescopes worth around NOK 100,000. The old but popular observatory is accessible only … [READ MORE]

Curling couple wins a medal after all

Norway was set to claim another medal at the Winter Olympics on Thursday, after the Russian winners of a bronze in curling lost it because of a doping violation. Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten were on … [READ MORE]

Parliament’s boss under fire again

Olemic Thommessen, president of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), was facing more tough questions and heavy criticism this week, after yet another huge budget overrun was revealed in a highly controversial … [READ MORE]

Bribery indictments hit Tine, Tetra Pak

A long-time purchasing director for Norway's dominant dairy cooperative, Tine, has been indicted on charges he knowingly accepted bribes and then tried to hide it from the rest of Tine's management. He now must … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Klæbo heads home from a ‘golden OL’

Norway's new wonderboy in skiing, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, was heading home … [READ MORE...]

King’s popularity rises with his age

Flags were flying and canons were fired at noon when King Harald V celebrated … [READ MORE...]

Opposition to Melgaard can be personal

Bjarne Melgaard is widely viewed as Norway’s leading contemporary artist, but … [READ MORE...]

New US ambassador settles in

Norway has a  new US ambassador, after Republicans readily confirmed US … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

65 tunnels to close at night

Highway officials were warning of traffic disruptions in Western Norway when around 65 … [READ MORE...]

Norway hosts ‘Seed Vault Summit’

It's been 10 years since Norway opened the global seed vault on Svalbard. Agriculture … [READ MORE...]

Police raided brokerage firm

Investigators from Norway's economic crimes unit Økokrim have raided the offices of … [READ MORE...]

Curling uncurled at Olympics

For the first time in years, their fancy pants didn't help much. Norway's men's curling … [READ MORE...]

Ski resort to demand use of helmets

The Hovden Alpinsenter ski resort in the mountains of Southern Norway is set to become the … [READ MORE...]

Postal service profits on service cuts

Norway's postal service (Posten Norge) is a shadow of its former self, after a wave of … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Trail conflicts can mar winter holidays

It's winter holiday time for tens of thousands of Norwegians, with many schools closed this week or next. Winter sports fun can be marred, however, by one of those "only in Norway" sorts of conflicts: Do … [READ MORE]