Søreide leads ministerial speculation

Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide was topping speculation this week over who will replace Børge Brende as Norway's new foreign minister. Brende is resigning to take on a new top job at the World … [READ MORE...]

Drunk diplomat faces expulsion

Norway's Foreign Ministry claims it's following up on a police report that a Russian diplomat was driving under the influence of alcohol when he collided two weeks ago with a parked car in Oslo's Frogner … [READ MORE]

Flood prevention funding reduced

The floodwaters that recently inundated many areas of Southern Norway have since receded, only to be replaced with a new flood of criticism against government officials. Last week's state budget proposal … [READ MORE]

Critics blast lack of Oil Fund ‘buffers’

Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund known as the "Oil Fund" is far too vulnerable to swings in the financial markets, argue critics. They claim a lack of buffers to reduce the impact of swings that can cut into … [READ MORE]

Seljord boating tragedy killed three

UPDATED: Tragedy struck the mountain community at Seljord in the heart of Telemark County after a boat carrying six people capsized in the large lake known as Seljordsvatnet, throwing all of them into the … [READ MORE]

Triumphant Siv strides ahead

NEWS ANALYSIS: Warnings of an "autumn storm" breaking out in the Norwegian Parliament this week were premature. After a roughly 18-hour workday that began before dawn on Norway's annual "Budget Day," Finance … [READ MORE]

Major changes at Sami Parliament

While Norway's new national parliament has been reorganizing and getting back to work after the September 11 election, the Sami Parliament in Finnmark (Sametinget) has been doing the same. Aili Keskitalo of the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Siv’s ‘Pocahontas’ stunt backfired

Finance Minister Siv Jensen set off quite a fuss over her decision to attend an … [READ MORE...]

Crown prince ‘gone surfing…’

...and not in the USA, but in Norway. After performing lots of official and … [READ MORE...]

‘Hegerberg effect’ boosted women’s pay

It wasn't sheer generosity that prompted players on the Norwegian men's football … [READ MORE...]

Artist Odd Nerdrum wins royal pardon

Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum, convicted of tax evasion in several courts and … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

British royals to visit Norway and Sweden

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will make an "official visit" … [READ MORE...]

Three women found dead in Oslo flat

A woman in her late 60s and her two grown daughters were found dead in the apartment they … [READ MORE...]

Little property tax relief in state budget

Even though Norway's conservative government coalition opposes property tax, it didn't do … [READ MORE...]

Rejected refugee returns after lashing

An Iranian woman, deported after her asylum application was rejected by Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

Conservatives still lead polls

As the Conservative and Progress parties defend their state budget proposal for next year, … [READ MORE...]

New Ibsen theater won funding

Among "goodies" offered by the Norwegian government in its state budget proposal for next … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Colourful opening of Sami Parliament

Two days after the new Norwegian Parliament opened amidst traditional pomp and circumstance in Oslo this week, the country's Sami Parliament (Sametinget) opened in its own blaze of colour and with the monarch … [READ MORE]