More surprises in Norske Skog saga

The ongoing saga of debt-laden forest products company Norske Skog took a new turn on Thursday, after an investment arm of Norwegian industrial firm Aker teamed up with hedge fund Oceanwood Capital Management … [READ MORE...]

Bishop also a victim of harassment

One of Norway's 12 bishops in The Norwegian Church has gone public with how she's been sexually harassed over the years and been sent nude photos. She claimed on national TV Wednesday evening that both fellow … [READ MORE]

Budget agreement saves government

UPDATED: Norway's conservative minority government coalition won support for its state budget proposal from the two other non-socialist parties in Parliament late Wednesday. The coalition's Conservative and … [READ MORE]

Politicians shamed into closing garage

Unpopular politicians at Oslo's City Hall have been removing or taxing street parking while having access to free parking themselves at City Hall's own garage. After a rash of public protests, City Council … [READ MORE]

Hagen’s Nobel dream dies hard

Progress Party politician Carl I Hagen can't simply resign from his elected duty as a substitute Member of Parliament (MP) in order to make his dream of becoming a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee come … [READ MORE]

Søreide puts more pressure on Suu Kyi

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide made her first official trip to Asia in her new role this week. It landed her in the midst of the international outrage over how Myanmar, which has received enormous amounts … [READ MORE]

NRK celebrates Norway’s first Emmy

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was topping all its morning newscasts on Tuesday with reports of how its television drama Mammon 2 won Norway's first Emmy Award for best international drama series during the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Crown princess calls in sick

Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit cancelled a trip to Tromsø on Thursday, with … [READ MORE...]

Irritated Northug in trouble again

Norwegian skiing star Petter Northug is upset and disappointed that he wasn't … [READ MORE...]

Threats lodged against city politician

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg of the Greens Party has received so many threats from … [READ MORE...]

Infection landed the king in hospital

UPDATED: Norway's King Harald V spent the weekend at the National Hospital … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Storms strand airline passengers

Several hundred airline passengers had to spend the night at Oslo's main airport at … [READ MORE...]

Students were behind Northug’s stunt

A group of three students at Norway's prestigious business school Norges Handelshøyskole … [READ MORE...]

Professor faces dismissal over sexual harassment

A professor at the University of Stavanger (UiS) faced being fired this week, as … [READ MORE...]

Avaldsnes celebrates Cup victory

Teammates and fans of the Avaldsnes women's football club were still savouring their … [READ MORE...]

Blizzard warnings up for Southern Norway

Norway's state meteorological institute was warning that "enormous" amounts of … [READ MORE...]

Encyclopedia stops referring to Native Americans as ‘Indians’

Norway's major encyclopedia of record, Store norske leksikon (SNL), has decided to stop … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

End of an era on Norway’s Svalbard

The Arctic territory of Svalbard has long been administered by Norway, with coal mining as it major source of income. Now Norway's government has formally decided against bailing out the Svalbard coal mining … [READ MORE]