PHOTO: Royal Norwegian Information Service/De kongelige samlinger

Royal infatuation sealed US support

"Intimate" and "private" is how author and royal researcher Tor Bomann-Larsen has described the "close relationship" between Norway's Crown Princess Martha and US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during … [READ MORE...]

Choking back tears, champion skier Therese Johaug responded to more questions on Thursday but didn't have many new answers after testing postive for a mild steroid. PHOTO: NRK screen grab

Johaug fears she’ll miss entire season

Norway's skiing champion Therese Johaug, her reputation at stake after testing positive for a steroid, agreed to answer more questions on Thursday but didn't have many new answers. The teary-eyed Johaug … [READ MORE]

A fire on board Statoil's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea shut down production last week. It was part of a string of recent accidents, and state authorities want to know whether there is any connection between the accidents and Statoil's cost-cutting. PHOTO: Statoil/Harald Pettersen

Darker days for Norway’s Statoil

Statoil, hit by a string of serious accidents lately, had to deal with more bad news on Thursday when its third-quarter financial results showed another steep financial decline despite vigorous cost-cutting. … [READ MORE]

Statoil testing wind and solar projects

While state-controlled Statoil struggles with much weaker financial results, environmentalists may at least be cheered by the gloomy news coming out of the company. Low oil prices and sagging profits mean the … [READ MORE]

Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and US Defense Secretary Aston Carter had quite an entourage when Carter visited Norway in September. PHOTO: Forsvarsdepartement/Asgeir Spange Brekke

US troops to get a lukewarm welcome

NEWS ANALYSIS: There's a reason why US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several other top American defense officials have been trooping to Norway since early September. Keen to send troops to a loyal NATO … [READ MORE]

Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide is trying to build a broad consensus in Parliament for Norway's long-term plan for the military. PHOTO: Forsvaret/Torbjørn Kjosvold

Secret meeting saved defense plan

UPDATED: Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide reportedly took part in a secret meeting at the Parliament early this week, in an effort to rescue efforts for a broad political consensus on the government's … [READ MORE]

All-night talks failed to end train strike

Even after 16 hours of talks with the national mediator present, striking locomotive engineers and state railway NSB failed to reach a settlement during the night. That means the strike that has cancelled … [READ MORE]


Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar. PHOTO: Berglund

Appeals court backs Krekar’s extradition

A Norwegian appeals court has supported a ruling from an Oslo City Court that … [READ MORE...]

Jens Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg had some KGB contact

Norway's former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has still been making … [READ MORE...]

Agnete Johnsen

Ailing Eurovision singer wins prize

Agnete Johnsen, Norway's candidate in this spring's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

Per-Mathias Høgmo

National coach’s job on the line

Per-Mathias Høgmo is arguably the most talked-about man in Norway these days. … [READ MORE...]


Toyota recalls 20,000 cars in Norway

Toyota is the best-selling car dealer in Norway and consistently ranks high in consumer … [READ MORE...]

No change in central bank’s key rate, krone slightly stronger

The executive board of Norway's central bank (Norges Bank) has once again opted to keep … [READ MORE...]

143,000 oppose fur farms in Norway

The animal protection organization NOAH delivered a bulging petition to the state … [READ MORE...]

Crown prince reveals his net worth

After a series of critical articles about the secrecy of royal finances in newspaper … [READ MORE...]

Even more post offices set to close

The Norwegian postal service is quickly becoming a shadow of its former self. After a wave … [READ MORE...]

‘Statfjord A’ platform back in business

Production has been cranked up again on Statoil's Statfjord A platform in the North Sea, … [READ MORE...]


Lots of oil industry workers are currently having to look for new work, and those who come from outside Europe often don't qualify for unemployment benefits in the meantime. Some are forced to leave the country, and the engineers' union NITO calls that a "lose-lose situation." PHOTO: Statoil

Embracing an uncertain future

The dive in oil prices has pushed thousands of people in Norway out of once-secure jobs in the oil and offshore industry. As job losses have mounted, so have feelings of uncertainty and anxiety among those out … [READ MORE]