Debate rises over exploration support

Not only has Norway's oil exploration become a major issue in the current election campaign, so has its government's financial support for it. Norway effectively subsidizes the cost of exploration expenses … [READ MORE...]

Labour’s ‘crisis’ is now its own

NEWS ANALYSIS: Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre has based much of his campaign to topple Norway's conservative government coalition on claims that the country is in economic "crisis." Now he and his party, … [READ MORE]

Johaug: ‘I am completely crushed’

She's been the darling of Norwegian cross-country skiing fans, known for all her victories in international competition, for screaming and laughing with joy after crossing the finish line first, and for even … [READ MORE]

Johaug barred from upcoming season

Champion Norwegian skier Therese Johaug's use of a lip cream that she didn't realize contained a steroid has ended up ruining not only the last ski season for her, but the upcoming one as well. A tough 18-month … [READ MORE]

Fears of violence mar back-to-school

It's back-to-school week in Norway, but not all students are returning to festive opening ceremonies at their local schools. Fears of violence and assaults even on teachers has prompted one high school in Oslo … [READ MORE]

Optimism returns to ‘all’ of Norway

Finans Norge, Norway's national trade association for the banking and finance industry, released a survey on Tuesday showing that economic optimism has now returned even to areas hardest-hit by the oil price … [READ MORE]

NRK upset by flap over anchor’s hijab

Norway's state broadcasting company NRK has received more than 3,000 complaints over an upcoming new TV program, tied to the parliamentary election in September, that allows its Muslim anchor to wear her hijab … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

New sports stars get heroes’ welcome

Norway's gold- and bronze-medal winners at the track and field World … [READ MORE...]

Business pioneer dead at 66

Wilhelm Blystad and his younger brother Arne shook up Norwegian business like no … [READ MORE...]

Oil Minister down for the count

Terje Søviknes, Norway's bullish Oil & Energy Minister, won't be able to … [READ MORE...]

Convict Toska now serving time at home

David Toska, described as the criminal mastermind of a spectacular and deadly … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Sami want their language on all schools’ curriculum

The president of the Sami Parliament, Vibeke Larsen, wants the Norwegian government to … [READ MORE...]

Støre denies any tax evasion

Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre hasn't been having a very good week. Not only is is … [READ MORE...]

Small plane crashes into wheat field

Two men were confirmed dead on Tuesday after the small plane they were flying reportedly … [READ MORE...]

Labour unions try to boost membership

Less than half of all workers in Norway are now represented by labour unions. The … [READ MORE...]

Job uncertainty swirls around Total takeover

French oil company Total's pending acquisition of Mærsk Oil in Norway has raised questions … [READ MORE...]

‘Kongens nei’ sweeps the Amanda prizes

A film about how Norway's King Haakon VII refused to capitulate to invading Nazi German … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Immigrants battle under-employment

Highly skilled and highly educated immigrants in Norway have long faced huge challenges finding work in line with their qualifications. Their battles not only point up underlying prejudice on the part of … [READ MORE]