Foreigners’ work conditions probed

Norwegian labour authorities are promising full anonymity to anyone who can tell them about pay and working conditions for hundreds of foreign technical experts, mostly from India, who've been working on … [READ MORE...]

Oslo politicians are lobbying hard to get the state to help pay for a carbon capture and storage facility here at the Klemtsrud garbage processing and thermal power plant. The city won't need to spend money it planned to allocate for a Winter Olympics, but can't seem to spend it instead on a facility that could help halt climate change. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Norway still fails to cut its emissions

While several other countries in the European Union have cut their carbon emissions in half, they've increased in oil-producing Norway. One critic claims Norwegian politicians have been opposed in principle to … [READ MORE]

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Brexit fallout set to keep swirling

Markets were showing signs of recovery on Wednesday after the shock of Britian's exit from the European Union began to ease, but Norwegian analysts think the turbulence is far from over. Prime Minister Erna … [READ MORE]

Publishing firms face collusion charges

Norway's biggest book publishing companies were warned by competition authorities on Tuesday that they face charges of illegal cooperation and millions of kroner in fines.  Cappelen Damm, Aschehoug, … [READ MORE]

The Somalian-Norwegian defendant (left) grew up in Skien with Bastian Vasquez (far right), who has appeared in IS videos and boasted of the terror organization's actions. Prosecutors said this photo was taken in 2013 and also shows a Norwegian (second from right) who was killed in Syria. The faces are blurred because Norwegian press standards only identify defendants if they're convicted. Vasquez, meanwhile, has willingly gone public on earlier occasions. PHOTO: Politi

High court sends ISIL men to jail

Norway's Supreme Court (Høyesterett) has sentenced three men, all Norwegian citizens, to jail terms of up to four-and-a-half years, after finding them guilty of having ties to a terrorist organization and … [READ MORE]

Norwegian artists Adolph Tidemand and Hans Gude captured the nationally romantic image of a wedding with their classic painting "Brudeferden i Hardanger" (Bridal party in Hardanger) from 1848. The painting, showing the bride wearing a golden crown while being rowed from the church, hangs in the National Gallery in Oslo. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

More brides take on husbands’ names

Summer is high season for weddings in Norway, and a new trend is taking shape. For the first time in a long time, more Norwegian women are opting to take on their husband's last name. New figures from … [READ MORE]

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg and her colleagues in the Greens Party have decided to negotiate with the socialist parties on a new city government in Oslo PHOTO: MDG/Monica Løvland

Hackers sent out false Greens mail

Norway's Greens Party won big in last year's municipal elections but has since lost popularity after carrying out some of its tough environmental measures. Now the party reportedly has fallen victim to hackers, … [READ MORE]

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Brækhus wins her fight to fight

Norwegian boxing champion Cecilia Brækhus, age 34, can finally carry out her … [READ MORE...]

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Krekar appeals extradition order

As expected, Norway's most unwanted refugee immediately appealed an Oslo court's … [READ MORE...]

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Brende off to Argentina and Uruguay

Norway's constantly traveling foreign minister, Børge Brende, was taking … [READ MORE...]

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Royals cruise through jubilee journey

King Harald and Queen Sonja have been sailing on their royal yacht down the … [READ MORE...]

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Royals apologize for guard’s rough behaviour

Both the Royal Palace and the king's police escort service have apologized to an elderly … [READ MORE...]

Neighbours sue state over Utøya memorial

Norwegians living near the island of Utøya where 69 people were shot to death by a lone … [READ MORE...]

Norwegians hail Iceland’s victory over England

Norwegian football fans, disappointed that their own national team didn't qualify to play … [READ MORE...]

Legendary Club 7 set for a revival

Oslo's legendary Club 7, an entertainment spot that thrived for years in the cellar of the … [READ MORE...]

Little girl hooked big fish, with licorice

An eight-year-old girl reeled in a five-kilo (11-pound) wild salmon from the Gaula River … [READ MORE...]

Health minister approves Oslo hospital plan

Health Minister Bent Høie has approved plans to radically restructure Oslo's state-owned … [READ MORE...]

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Owls get nesting help in Aremark

PHOTO FEATURE: It's high season for nesting birds in Norway, and many Norwegians are more than happy to help their feathered friends provide for the next generation. Among them is Ole Lagerholt of Aremark in … [READ MORE]