Flooding threatened this portion of the main E6 highway just north of Hamar in Hedmark County, but on Tuesday morning, the water was receding. PHOTO: Statens vegvesen

Floodwaters start to recede

Pouring rain and melting snow suddenly set off flooding in many areas of southern Norway this week, especially in Hedmark and Oppland counties. Several roads remained closed Tuesday morning but state officials … [READ MORE...]

A maze of pipes at Mongstad is part of the efforts to find the "best and cheapest" means of capturing carbon emissions. PHOTO: Gassnova/Regjeringen.no

Higher emissions don’t daunt leaders

NEWS ANALYSIS: Just days after the Norwegian government announced controversial plans to drill for more oil and gas in new areas of the Arctic, came news that Norway's own carbon emissions have increased for … [READ MORE]

It was a cow like this one, from the Norsk rødt fe race, that attacked an elderly couple while giving birth. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Cow’s deadly attack troubles rancher

A Norwegian cow that was giving birth to a calf just before the weekend will be put to death by the rancher owning her, after the large animal attacked an elderly woman who tried to assist in the birth. The … [READ MORE]

Power lines carry electricity all over Norway, like here on the western edge of Krokskogen in Buskerud County. PHOTO: Views and News

IEA urges higher electricity rates

If there's one thing that's relatively reasonably priced in Norway, it's electricity, but international experts think electricity rates could and should double within the next 15 years. They also think … [READ MORE]

Striking hotel workers, seen here parading through Oslo earlier this month, were jubilant on Saturday after they prevailed in their demands for the right to local negotiations and higher wages for the lowest-paid hotel workers. Hotels were reopening Saturday afternoon. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/Nina Berglund

Hotel strike over, workers jubilant

Norway's lengthy and highly disruptive hotel strike ended during the night in what the unions were calling a victory. Hotels that have been closed by the strike were due to reopen at 3pm on … [READ MORE]

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Strike left tourism out in the cold

COMMENTARY: A newly retired couple from England won't likely forget what was supposed to be a celebratory trip to Norway last week that ended in anguish on a blustery Arctic dock. Nor will a stranded group of … [READ MORE]

Greenpeace activists boarded the Transocean rig, after Statoil was given the green light on Monday to begin exploration work near the island of Bjørnøya, north of the Arctic Circle. PHOTO: Greenpeace

Arctic oil plans hailed and bashed

UPDATED: The Norwegian government's decision to open up new areas of the Barents Sea to oil and gas exploration is "embarrassing and shameful," claim Norway's major environmental organizations and several top … [READ MORE]


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Hockey players hail departing coach

Norway's national ice hockey team not only won a World Championship match on … [READ MORE...]

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Critics blast coach’s North Korea move

Human rights advocates at Amnesty and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee were not … [READ MORE...]


Zuccarello back in the world championships

UPDATED: It's been six years since Norwegian hockey star Mats Zuccarello of the … [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...]


Oil Fund wielded its clout over bank executives’ pay

Norway's sovereign wealth fund known as the Oil Fund has followed through on its decision … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian wins last lap of Tour of Norway

Professional Norwegian cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen made what commentators called a … [READ MORE...]

State files appeal in the Breivik case

State officials have filed their appeal of a city court ruling this spring that partially … [READ MORE...]

Hostage-takers set yet another deadline

An Islamist terrorist group in the Philippines has released yet another video in which it … [READ MORE...]

German tourist found dead in the mountains

A man found dead in the mountains of Fannafjell in Forsand, Rogaland County, has been … [READ MORE...]

Man killed in small plane crash

A small plane crashed north of Halden Tuesday evening, killing its pilot, a man in his … [READ MORE...]


Construction of new housing remains brisk in Oslo, like here at Løren, a redevelopment area on the city's northeast side. Housing and car sales remain brisk elsewhere in Norway as well, despite the "oil crisis" that's eliminated thousands of jobs. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Strong sales stun the doomsayers

Cars sales are up, construction firms are busy, housing prices are higher than ever and unemployment figures are declining, even in some areas of Norway hardest hit by cutbacks in the oil and offshore … [READ MORE]