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This year’s ‘russ’ the ‘worst ever’

This year's spring "russ" season in Norway, when graduating high school students party with abandon, is shaping up as the "worst ever," according to police, school officials and even the president of all russ … [READ MORE...]

The Sami flag can fly after all at next week's Eurovision Song Contest, where Norway will be represented by a young woman from Finnmark with Sami roots. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Eurovision fans can fly the Sami flag

Norwegian fans cheering their ethnic Sami candidate at the Eurovision Song Contest next week will be able to fly the Sami flag along with the Norwegian flag after all. Contest officials are dropping their ban … [READ MORE]

Bus fares may increase for senior citizens in the Oslo area, if Ruter follows the local cinema operator in doing away with discounts for retirees. PHOTO: Samferdselsdepartement/Olav Heggø/Fotovisjon

No bus strike but more hotels hit

Negotiators for unions representing bus drivers and the organization representing their employers managed to avert a major strike on Thursday, after eight hours of overtime talks. There's still no sign of … [READ MORE]

Syria blasts Norwegian troop training

Syria's government has condemned the Norwegian government's decision to send special forces to Jordan to train various Syrian groups to fight terror group ISIL. Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende said the … [READ MORE]

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State slashes farmers’ demands

Norway's long-powerful farm lobby got another smack from the conservative government on Wednesday, and the mudslinging has begun. Farmers' representatives accused the government of "actively reducing the … [READ MORE]

Helicopter transport to offshore oil and gas installations like Statoil's  Gudrun platform continued to dominate the news in Norway on Wednesday, following Friday's fatal crash. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Statoil postpones helicopter cuts

Top executives at Norwegian oil company Statoil have responded to workers' concerns and even fears over their helicopter transport to North Sea oil and gas fields. After Friday's fatal crash of a helicopter … [READ MORE]

Parliament set to agree on tax reform

After years of political quarreling, Norway's conservative minority government coalition has come to terms with the opposition in Parliament on more tax reform. The goal is to ease the tax burden on business, … [READ MORE]

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Coming soon: ‘Magnus,’ the movie

Fresh from victory last week on home turf in the Norway Chess tournament, Magnus … [READ MORE...]

Mani Hussaini, new AUF leader

AUF leader lands in trouble

Mani Hussaini, the leader of the Labour Party's youth organization AUF, landed … [READ MORE...]

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Erik Solheim confirmed for UN post

UPDATED: Norway's former government minister for the environment is set to … [READ MORE...]

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Telenor chair backs Brekke

Gunn Wærsted, who recently took over as board chair of Telenor, was harsh in … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Royals lay down cornerstone for new National Museum

More than a year after construction finally began on Norway's new national art museum in … [READ MORE...]

Oil Fund may challenge high executive pay

Norway's huge and powerful sovereign wealth fund may finally start wielding its investment … [READ MORE...]

Islamic extremist still in jail

Ubaydullah Hussain, charged with recruiting foreign warriors for jihad in the Middle East, … [READ MORE...]

‘Dramatic’ cuts at TV2

Bosses at Norway's national commercial television channel, TV2, feel forced to cut costs … [READ MORE...]

Statoil boosts stake in Lundin, sells off in US

Norway's state oil company Statoil announced on Tuesday that it was boosting its stake in … [READ MORE...]

Grisly murder probe unfolds in Oslo

Police in Norway's capital were literally piecing together the murder of a man in his 20s … [READ MORE...]

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Unions march ahead in troubled times

SEE THE VIDEO: Norway's labour movement attracted thousands of supporters on May 1st who turned out for rallies and parades around the country. In Oslo, an estimated 10,000 marched through the city, backed by … [READ MORE]