New plans unveiled for state ministries

SEE THE ILLUSTRATIONS: Norway's complex of government ministries in downtown Oslo, known as Regjeringskvartalet, was heavily damaged and partially destroyed by a right-wing terrorist's bomb in 2011. Plans have … [READ MORE...]

Expert warns of hazards in China

A Norwegian expert on digital security is worried about all the Norwegian business owners and executives now heading for China after diplomatic relations have resumed. Jack Fischer Eriksen warns about the risk … [READ MORE]

Norwegian ministers stream to China

"I love China!" exclaimed Norway's fisheries minister Per Sandberg after landing in Beijing this week. He's leading a large delegation of Norwegian seafood exporters who see enormous potential in the Chinese … [READ MORE]

Police allow Nazi march in Fredrikstad

Police in the southern Norwegian city of Fredrikstad have decided to allow a Swedish neo-Nazi group to hold a demonstration against homosexuality this summer. The decision has upset local residents and … [READ MORE]

Farmers bring their fight to Parliament

Around 3,000 farmers marched through the streets of Oslo and then assembled in front of the Parliament on Tuesday, to once again demand more state money to boost their incomes. They want subsidies and … [READ MORE]

Members quit LO over Israel boycott

Norway's largest trade union confederation LO has never seen so many members leave the organization because of disagreement over a single politial issue. In this case it's LO's recent controversial majority … [READ MORE]

Solberg: ‘Don’t let terror scare us’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg called the terrorist attack in Manchester Monday night "gruesome and meaningless," and said she hopes it won't scare Norwegians away from concerts and other public gatherings. She … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

‘Wonderboy’ set to log huge gain

Jo Lunder, once dubbed the "wonderboy" of Telenor who later was arrrested on … [READ MORE...]

New union boss takes command

He's already being called one of Norway's most powerful persons: Hans-Christian … [READ MORE...]

Medals awarded to military heroes

A dozen current and former members of the Norwegian armed forces were awarded … [READ MORE...]

Norske Skog loses its CEO

UPDATED: Norske Skog was once one of Norway's major industrial companies, … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Cop charged with corruption ‘must be acquitted’

The high-profile defense attorney for Eirik Jensen, once one of the Oslo Police District's … [READ MORE...]

Solberg defends expense of repatriating convict

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, faced with criticism over the state's efforts to … [READ MORE...]

Norway earmarks more aid to Portugal

Portugal's outgoing ambassador to Norway is getting a nice going-away gift after her four … [READ MORE...]

Population growth slows down

Oslo has been among the fastest-growing capitals in Europe for several years but now that … [READ MORE...]

Greens want a shorter work week

The official work week in Norway is 37.5 hours, although most small business owners, … [READ MORE...]

Hong Kong media tycoon survived helicopter crash

More details of last week's dramatic helicopter crash off Bergen emerged on Friday, with … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Tourism booms in Norway’s Arctic

SVALBARD: Strong growth within Norway's tourism industry is also extending well into the Arctic. On Svalbard, tourism is undergoing a boom that's now being fueled by major new investment, while also raising … [READ MORE]