PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor/Juha Roininen/EUP Images

More overtures from Erna to EU

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her new conservative government set off for Brussels this week on what Norwegians might call a "charm offensive." She's determined to mend relations after Norway's hike in import … [READ MORE...]

Crime researcher turns robbery victim

One of Norway's foremost experts on criminal violence, police academy researcher Ragnhild Bjørnebekk, has confirmed that she wound up as a crime victim herself over the weekend. Bjørnebekk became one of the … [READ MORE]

Skiers in Southern Norway have been longing to get back on the trails but a lack of snow has held them back. They may get some relief from Thursday. PHOTO:

Snow finally due in the south

Skiers may be rejoicing, while commuters were told to brace for the worst: Norway's state meteorological institute predicted snowstorms all over southern Norway on Thursday, and at least sleet at low elevations … [READ MORE]

The Hurtigruten ship "Nord-Norge" in smoother seas. PHOTO: Hurtigruten

New storm halted Hurtigruten

Yet another severe storm, this time with hurricane-force winds, swept over Northern Norway on Tuesday. The weather was so bad, and the seas so rough, that the Hurtigruten ship Nord-Norge turned around after … [READ MORE]

Embassy caught in custody drama

Brazil's embassy in Oslo has landed in the middle of a conflict between the Brazilian mother of a three-year-old child and child welfare authorities in Norway (Barnevernet). The authorities want to remove the … [READ MORE]

After the release of the latest PISA results, Education Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited a school in Norway that specializes in mathematics instruction. PHOTO: Kunnskapsdepartementet

Test results show trouble with math

The latest batch of test results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that Norwegian teenagers have never scored so poorly in mathematics. Education Minister Torbjørn Røe … [READ MORE]

‘Neda’ family faces rejection again

UPDATED: A 12-year-old girl and her asylum-seeker family who spent a decade living in Norway are in "deep sorrow and crisis," after the Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board (Utlendingsnemnda) once again … [READ MORE]


Sailors finally win wartime salute

A series of novels about a fictional Norwegian seafarer during World War II is topping bestseller lists in Norway, and finally giving the country's merchant marine sailors the attention they deserve. The book … [READ MORE]

Bankruptcies rise as home prices fall

Just as real estate brokers are reporting year-on-year declines of as much as 5 percent or more on the prices of homes in Norway, comes another sign that the country's economy is shifting gears. Bankruptcies … [READ MORE]



Veteran politician defies age barriers

At the age of 77, Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg could have been enjoying a … [READ MORE...]


Enger wins booksellers’ prize

Journalist and author Cecilie Enger has won this year's Bokhandlerprisen … [READ MORE...]

Petter Northug

Northug tries to regain fallen star

Norwegian skiing star Petter Northug has lost lots of his shine this year, but … [READ MORE...]

Jonas Gahr Støre

Støre jointly wins Willy Brandt prize

Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway's longtime foreign minister who's now serving in … [READ MORE...]


Grouse stocks cut in half

Environmental authorities are worried about a huge reduction in Norway's estimated number … [READ MORE...]

Third ‘Lilyhammer’ season gets expensive

Negotiations reportedly are progressing for a third season of the hit Norwegian TV series … [READ MORE...]

Bergen welcomes new football coach

Fans of Bergen football club Brann, which means "fire" in Norwegian, were literally fired … [READ MORE...]

NRK wins cross battle

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was within its rights to refuse to allow one of its news … [READ MORE...]

Economic red card for Vålerenga FC

Oslo-based A-league football club Vålerenga has slashed more than NOK 20 million (USD 3.3 … [READ MORE...]

Man charged with 30 underage sex crimes

A 19-year-old man from Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland County, has been charged with the sexual … [READ MORE...]

Norway's undisputed ski queen Marit Bjørgen (center) clinched her first World Cup victory of the season at the opening competition in Finland over the weekend. At left, silver medal winner Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and at right, Norwegian teammate Therese Johaug. PHOTO: Ruka Nordic Opening 2013/Patrick Forsblom

Winter sports stars stay on top

With the exception of cross-country skiing star Petter Northug, many of Norway's winter sports heroes retained their crowns over the weekend when World Cup competition started up again. Norwegians won both key … [READ MORE]