Støre accused of double standards

Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre has run into trouble after newspaper Dagbladet revealed last week that his family firm, Femstø AS, invested in two housing projects in Oslo that employed workers with no … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian women have fewer babies

Norway has long prided itself on having generous maternity and paternity leave and other social welfare programs aimed at encouraging population growth. Fresh statistics, however, show that the birth rate has … [READ MORE]

Famed mountain road nearly overrun

One of Norway's biggest tourist attractions, the mountain road full of hair-pin turns known as Trollstigen, reopened for the summer season this week. Cars were already lined up and waiting when the winter gate … [READ MORE]

‘Norway is not prepared for terror’

Retired Norwegian general Robert Mood is openly defying recent claims by Justice Minister Per-Willy Amundsen that Norway "has never been better prepared" for a terrorist attack. Norway still suffers "major … [READ MORE]

‘Pleasing Trump is not most important’

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was firm in her convictions this week that NATO members in Europe are already making a major contribution to the defense alliance's strength and the fight against … [READ MORE]

Refugee rescue ship back in Norway

The offshore vessel Siem Pilot has spent the past two years patrolling the waters of the Mediterranean and rescuing thousands of desperate refugees from drowning. It returned to Norway on Thursday, when the … [READ MORE]

New plans unveiled for state ministries

SEE THE ILLUSTRATIONS: Norway's complex of government ministries in downtown Oslo, known as Regjeringskvartalet, was heavily damaged and partially destroyed by a right-wing terrorist's bomb in 2011. Plans have … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

‘Wonderboy’ set to log huge gain

Jo Lunder, once dubbed the "wonderboy" of Telenor who later was arrrested on … [READ MORE...]

New union boss takes command

He's already being called one of Norway's most powerful persons: Hans-Christian … [READ MORE...]

Medals awarded to military heroes

A dozen current and former members of the Norwegian armed forces were awarded … [READ MORE...]

Norske Skog loses its CEO

UPDATED: Norske Skog was once one of Norway's major industrial companies, … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Gas leaked from brewery

Around five people were advised to get medical check-ups after a gas leak from the local … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian directors’ ‘Pirates’ film panned

The latest Pirates of the Caribbean film , directed by Norwegians Joachim Rønning and … [READ MORE...]

Bergen festival royally underway

Queen Sonja hailed Norway's west coast capital of Bergen as a city "with deep cultural … [READ MORE...]

Politician rode metro without buying a ticket

Member of Parliament Hadia Tajik, a former government minister who now ranks as deputy … [READ MORE...]

Business schools win spots on new list

The Economist magazine has ranked master's degree programs in management for the first … [READ MORE...]

Postal service’s service breaks down

Norway's postal service (Posten Norge) has been the subject of lots of customer irritation … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Sweden hails Norway in rare broadcast

Relations between Norway and Sweden are officially excellent, but privately many Swedes and Norwegians have badgered and belittled each other for years. Most of the incessant ridicule is based on rivalry and … [READ MORE]