‘Look to Iceland’ to achieve equal pay

As Norway's royals and top government officials hosted the first state visit from the President of Iceland in 20 years this week, equality experts were urging them to follow Iceland's lead in mandating equal … [READ MORE...]

Turkish officials win asylum in Norway

Four Turkish officers and the former military attaché at the Turkish Embassy in Oslo have been granted asylum in Norway along with their families. Newspaper Klassekampen reported Wednesday that the asylum … [READ MORE]

Secrecy surrounds a lack of security

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and both her defense and justice ministers have had to admit this week, at public hearings called by the Parliament's disciplinary committee, to serious shortcomings in national … [READ MORE]

July 22 memorial trial postponed

Painful disagreement persists between state officials, who want to create a memorial to victims of Norway's July 22, 2011 terrorist attacks, and neighbours who don't want a memorial in their area, but a trial … [READ MORE]

Conflicts of interest ram Center Party

Ola Borten Moe is a former Oil & Energy Minister for the Center Party who now leads its program committee heading into the next national election. He's also attracting questions of conflicts of interest, … [READ MORE]

Labour avoids its own property tax

The Norwegian Labour Party has found a way to avoid paying the property tax that the Labour-led Oslo city government has imposed on all other owners of property in Oslo worth more than NOK 4 million. Labour's … [READ MORE]

Property tax bills spark more outcry

Several cultural institutions and humanitarian organizations are the latest to be hit by new property tax bills from the City of Oslo that they claim can threaten their operations. Taxpayers in other cities and … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Weng tops in skiers’ earnings

Heidi Weng topped this year's earnings list for Norwegian skiers, with total … [READ MORE...]

Record run for new Nesbø book

Norwegian author Jo Nesbø was once again a center of attention in Oslo this … [READ MORE...]

Statoil strategist secures severance

Norwegian oil company Statoil has quietly confirmed that its low-profile … [READ MORE...]

Sundby disappoints the Canadians

Norwegian cross-country skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby has chalked up so many … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Telenor demonstrated new 5G network

Norway's Telenor and Sweden's Telia are racing to be the first to provide the next mobile … [READ MORE...]

Government to invest in three main east-west routes

Norway's conservative government coalition failed to select one main route for improvement … [READ MORE...]

IKEA probes Posten’s trucking company

Swedish home furnishings company IKEA is investigating drivers' working conditions at the … [READ MORE...]

DNB customers suffered more online banking trouble

Norway's largest bank, DNB, had another breakdown in its online banking and mobile … [READ MORE...]

Progress Party proud of sharp decline in asylum seekers

Norway's conservative Progress Party, which long has argued in favour of restrictive … [READ MORE...]

Drama at the Birkebeiner when snowmobile hit skier

It was described as "the worst that can happen," and it did: A professional video crew … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway the world’s happiest country

Norway has long been considered one of the best countries in the world in which to live, and now it tops the world's "global happiness rankings" as well. It grabbed the top spot away from Denmark, which now … [READ MORE]