‘Not a good day for Muslims’ in Norway

UPDATED: A Muslim member of the Norwegian parliament, Abid Raja, was among public figures reacting negatively on Tuesday to news that Norway's Islamic Council (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) has hired a new … [READ MORE...]

More drama at the Norwegian Opera

Norway's Opera House in Oslo has become a national landmark, but sour notes are sounding once again inside the state-funded building that houses both the Norwegian Opera & Ballet. Soloists have demanded an … [READ MORE]

Top sports official forced to resign

Years of conflicts in his job as secretary general of Norway's national athletics federation (Norges Idrettsforbund, NIF) finally caught up with Inge Andersen on Monday. The board of NIF asked him to resign … [READ MORE]

Center partied all weekend long

NEWS ANALYSIS: Brimming with self-confidence as they head into the September parliamentary election, members of Norway's Center Party gathered for a party indeed at their annual national meeting in Trondheim … [READ MORE]

New airline faced delay on take-off

A new airline that's launching routes in Northern Norway, FlyViking, took off for the first time on Monday morning. Its first departure from Tromsø, however, was delayed by stormy weather that continues to … [READ MORE]

DNB pulls out of Dakota Pipeline

Norway's biggest bank, DNB, has responded to public protests and political criticism over its involvement in the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project in the US, by pulling out of the project … [READ MORE]

Secrecy hinders defense of security

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Norwegian government's insistence on withholding a highly critical State Auditor General's report on the status of national security has made it difficult if not impossible for police and … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Nightmare start for dream coach

The new Swedish coach of Norway's national men's football team was widely viewed … [READ MORE...]

Weng tops in skiers’ earnings

Heidi Weng topped this year's earnings list for Norwegian skiers, with total … [READ MORE...]

Record run for new Nesbø book

Norwegian author Jo Nesbø was once again a center of attention in Oslo this … [READ MORE...]

Statoil strategist secures severance

Norwegian oil company Statoil has quietly confirmed that its low-profile … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Trial begins in prostitute’s murder

A 26-year-old Norwegian man from Hamar claimed he acted in self-defense when he stabbed … [READ MORE...]

Woman convicted for using trams as toilets

Norway's tram and metro system has been dealing with an unusually messy problem for … [READ MORE...]

Warm sunshine set to fade

When Norway switched to daylight savings time (called sommertid) over the weekend, the … [READ MORE...]

Police failed to respond to calls for help

A family living at Melbu in Vesterålen, just north of Lofoten, was terrified during the … [READ MORE...]

Solberg launches new research vessel

Prime Minister Erna Solberg officially launched Norway's new marine research vessel, the … [READ MORE...]

Wild weather shines and storms

While Southern Norway basked under sunshine and blue skies in summer-like temperatures … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway the world’s happiest country

Norway has long been considered one of the best countries in the world in which to live, and now it tops the world's "global happiness rankings" as well. It grabbed the top spot away from Denmark, which now … [READ MORE]