Espen Hennig-Olsen's new airline will fly non-stop, and uses the name of the candy "Non-Stops" found in Hennig-Olsen ice cream. PHOTO: Fly Nonstop

New airline lands in bankruptcy

The heir to an ice cream fortune in southern Norway saw his dream of running a full-service airline melt away this week, after his start-up carrier Fly Nonstop filed for bankruptcy. Its offices in Kristiansand … [READ MORE...]

Sylvi Listhaug

Embattled minister aims to cut prices

Norway's new government minister in charge of agriculture and food claims that her most important job is to clear the way for better selection and lower prices in Norwegian grocery stores. Sylvi Listhaug … [READ MORE]

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (far right) has been hosting her Nordic colleagues in Oslo this week, and had bilateral meetings with the prime ministers of Denmark and Sweden. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor/Magnus Fröderberg

Swedish spying also a concern

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been hosting all her new Nordic colleagues in Oslo this week at a ministerial meeting of the Nordic Council, and spying has been on the agenda. Solberg is also worried about … [READ MORE]

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was in Washington DC last week and met with US Secretary State Hillary Clinton, who also welcomes the changes in what's now being called Myanmar. PHOTO:  Siri H. Hollekim Haaland / Ambassaden i Washington

US probably spied on Norway, too

UPDATED: Jonas Gahr Støre, who served as Norway's foreign minister for seven years in the former left-center government, says it would be be "naive" to believe that Norwegian politicians like himself have … [READ MORE]

Vardø may become another oil boomtown, but local residents aren't sure they want that. This photo was taken just after midnight, when the Midnight Sun came out in force. PHOTO: Berglund

Spy news can sour Russian relations

As revelations of US spying continue to leak out of documents distributed by defected American Edward Snowden, some of them may cause conflicts for Norway's relations with neighbouring Russia. The Washington … [READ MORE]

Preikestolen has become an even more popular destination in western Norway, with tourists visiting at their own risk. PHOTO: Wikipedia

‘Pulpit Rock’ draws record visitors

Norway's famed high rocky plateau known as Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) has attracted a record number of visitors so far this year, up more than 20 percent over last year. Debate continues over safety, … [READ MORE]

New Justice Minister Anders Anundsen wants to make it easier to crack down on juvenile crime. PHOTO: Justis- og Beredskaps Departementet

Robberies prompt new punishments

As a wave of street robberies sweeps over Oslo, Norway's new justice minister wants to help the police keep the robbers in custody. Many of them are underaged, but Justice Minister Anders Anundsen wants to "get … [READ MORE]

PHOTO: Landbruksdepartementet

Pressure grows on the ‘food minister’

Agriculture  and Food Minister Sylvi Listhaug was under more pressure on Friday to reveal who her clients were at public relations firm First House, before she became a member of Norway's new government last … [READ MORE]



Millions roll in for Pettersen

Norwegian golfing ace Suzann Pettersen remains on a roll after snaring a … [READ MORE...]


Sandberg’s book may make waves

Per Sandberg's decision to step down as a deputy leader of the conservative … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: Gyldendal Forlag

Thor Heyerdahl’s darker final years

The third volume in a biographical trilogy on the life of Norway's legendary … [READ MORE...]


Crown princess’ sick leave extended

Crown Princess Mette Marit will probably be out of action until Christmas. The … [READ MORE...]


Cash flows from Norway to Turkey

Private persons have taken more than NOK 59 million from Norway to Turkey since 2011, and … [READ MORE...]

Fish market may lose fresh fish

Bergen's famed fish market (Fisketorget) is one of the west coast city's biggest … [READ MORE...]

Foreign minister seeks ‘Silicon Valley’ up north

Norway's new foreign minister, Børge Brende, says he'll continue to emphasize the Arctic … [READ MORE...]

Publisher to release contested book on Breivik

The Norwegian publishing company Aschehoug has decided to go ahead with release of a book … [READ MORE...]

Norway seeks rail cooperation with Sweden

The new conservative Norwegian government is launching an effort to work with their … [READ MORE...]

Consular corps turns 40

Corps Consulaire de Norvége, the organization representing all foreign consuls in Norway, … [READ MORE...]


Public warms up to contested park

PHOTO FEATURE: "Fantastic," "monumental" and "bordello" are among phrases tossed about in Norwegian media lately to describe the new Ekeberg Park opening this week in Oslo. See some of it yourself in this … [READ MORE]