‘National socialists’ get more active

Right-wing extremists who call themselves "national socialists" have become more active in the southern parts of Norway than elsewhere in the country. Researchers say the neo-Nazi movement in Norway remains … [READ MORE...]

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Gas leak forced ‘Ali’ evacuation

Sirens were blaring in downtown Oslo on Wednesday as emergency crews rushed to the western waterfront, following reports of sudden illness and fainting among employees inside the iconic Ali coffee-roasting … [READ MORE]

Yara appeals trial to call new witnesses

Yara International's former executive in charge of legal issues was testifying in court this week as he and three former colleagues try to overturn their corruption convictions. Several others involved in … [READ MORE]

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Dead reindeer will be left to rot

More than 300 dead reindeer will be left on a remote mountain plateau in Hardanger where they were found by a Norwegian wildlife inspector just before last weekend. State environmental authorities have … [READ MORE]

Kirkenes' bright-yellow school complex stands out in its Arctic surroundings. This week the city was shaken when a young student and his mother from Thailand were shot and killed by a Norwegian man who was their stepfather and husband. Police believe he then turned the gun on himself, and was  critically injured. He's been charged with the double murder. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Lessons from the Kirkenes tragedy

NEWS ANALYSIS: Kirkenes' new, bright yellow school complex stands out in the otherwise muted Arctic city in Norway's far north, this week for all the wrong reasons.  The murders of one of the school's young … [READ MORE]

Statoil's CEO Eldar Sætre (left) is still overseeing lots of cost- and job-cutting at Norway's biggest company. He's a busy man this week at the ONS conference in Stavanger, shown here with Prime Minister Erna Solberg (center). PHOTO: ONS/Morten Berentsen

Statoil cuts more jobs and costs

Norway's largest company, Statoil, reportedly plans to slash another 250 jobs, with this round cutting into the areas of health, safety and environmental matters. At the same time, the company continued to … [READ MORE]

This was the photo the government used when it announced the launch of the 24th licensing round for more oil exploration and drilling on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The government invited oil companies to nominate blocs they want to be a part of the round, while the government favours opening up new "immature" areas of the shelf "where the potential to make big discoveries is greatest." PHOTO: regjeringen.no

Solberg slammed for her devotion to oil

Reaction was fast and furious after Prime Minister Erna Solberg not only announced that her government wants to increase offshore oil exploration but also open up areas off scenic Lofoten and Vesterålen to … [READ MORE]

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Erna Solberg

Book lists Norway’s ‘most powerful’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Finance Minister Siv Jensen were, not … [READ MORE...]

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Europe’s best: Ronaldo and Hegerberg

Norway's professional women's football player Ada Hegerberg shared the stage … [READ MORE...]

Stein Erik Hagen

Drama rolls over collector’s art

Wealthy investor and businessman Stein Erik Hagen wants to share his vast … [READ MORE...]

Per Lønning

Norway hails a ‘bishop emeritus’

Per Lønning, who died this week at an age of 88, was being hailed in Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Island property sale may set a record

The owner of a holiday island off Norway's southeast coast has put it up for sale for NOK … [READ MORE...]

Revived hopes for Rygge crash-land again

Not much came out of a meeting this week between a group of high-powered investors led by … [READ MORE...]

Munch’s ‘Scream’ mystery solved

A mysterious smudge on the Norwegian National Gallery's versions of Edvard Munch's famous … [READ MORE...]

Some Swedish money soon to be rendered worthless

Swedish banks were expecting an extra influx of customers this week, including many … [READ MORE...]

Police break up brawls in Oslo

Two major brawls on opposites sides of the city broke out in Oslo Sunday night, one at … [READ MORE...]

Opera selling off costumes

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, which has been struggling financially, found a way to … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Some even darker clouds have been settling over Norway's once-booming oil capital of Stavanger. Next week the city will host another large Offshore Northern Seas conference, and that will help generate business, but thousands of laid-off oil workers are still suffering. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund

Pain of job losses acute in Stavanger

Two years after the oil and offshore industry seriously started slashing jobs, the sharp pain of job losses is now really striking many of those out of work and their families. Unemployment benefits are … [READ MORE]