‘Half of Norway’ off on Easter holiday

Lots of snow in the mountains was promising skiers one of the best Easter holidays in years. Traffic was expected to be heavy for the next few days as hundreds of thousands of Norwegians take off from school … [READ MORE...]

Hurtigruten gets new coastal rival

Norway's famed coastal shipping route will be shared by two operators from 2021, as part of a move by the state transport ministry to stimulate competition. The venerable shipping line Hurtigruten will be … [READ MORE]

Norway caught in Trump’s trade war

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide disclosed on Friday that the US Trump Administration has not exempted Norway from its harsh new tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Norwegian government, which earlier had … [READ MORE]

Norway to join the EU’s energy union

Norway maintained its track record of never invoking its right to veto EU initiatives when a large majority in Parliament voted on Thursday to join the EU's controversial energy union. The vote came after a … [READ MORE]

Labour talks fail, strike threatened

Negotiations over new labour contracts between Norway's national employers' organization NHO and the two large trade union federations LO and YS broke down on Thursday. Now it's up to the national mediator to … [READ MORE]

Statoil’s new name pumps up critics

"No, no, no Statoil" bellowed the headline on one of the many responses in Norwegian media this week to the Norwegian oil company's proposal to change its name. Now even Statoil's founding chief executive, Arve … [READ MORE]

Parliament scolds finance minister

Norway's deposed justice minister wasn't the only top politician in trouble this week. Her Progress Party boss, Finance Minister Siv Jensen, also faced official criticism from the Parliament's disciplinary … [READ MORE]


‘Dream come true’ for Iditarod winner

Joar Leifseth Ulsom, a 31-year-old musher from Mo i Rana in Northern Norway, was … [READ MORE...]

Pedersen wins gold at Paralympics

Jesper Pedersen from Karmøy was cherishing Norway's first gold medal at the … [READ MORE...]

Martine’s family still seeking justice

It's been 10 years since Martine Vik Magnussen, a 23-year-old student from an … [READ MORE...]

Suspected spy back in court

UPDATED: Frode Berg, the retired border inspector from Northern Norway who's … [READ MORE...]


Clocks set to spring forward on Sunday

There's still snow on the ground all over Norway, but so-called "summer time" (daylight … [READ MORE...]

Government pares back niqab ban

After months of negotiations, Norway's conservative government coalition presented … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian Air hits turbulence over loss

It was a turbulent day on the Oslo Stock Exchange for Norwegian Air on Wednesday, after … [READ MORE...]

Fundraiser protest ends in triumph

While hundreds of well-wishers sent flowers to former justice minister Sylvi Listhaug, who … [READ MORE...]

Birkebeiner race logs new growth

Norway's legendary Birkebeiner ski races last weekend could report an increase in their … [READ MORE...]

Kongsberg’s Qatar deal raises concerns

An announcement last week that Norwegian defense and technology firm Kongsberggruppen had … [READ MORE...]


Some bank notes expiring in May

Norway's central bank (Norges Bank) has started warning the public that some of its currency notes that were replaced last year are about to be taken out of circulation. They won't be valid or accepted as legal … [READ MORE]