Telescopes stolen from observatory

Thieves set their sights on Norway's venerable Solobservatoriet north of Oslo this week, stealing several large and heavy telescopes worth around NOK 100,000. The old but popular observatory is accessible only … [READ MORE...]

Curling couple wins a medal after all

Norway was set to claim another medal at the Winter Olympics on Thursday, after the Russian winners of a bronze in curling lost it because of a doping violation. Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten were on … [READ MORE]

Parliament’s boss under fire again

Olemic Thommessen, president of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), was facing more tough questions and heavy criticism this week, after yet another huge budget overrun was revealed in a highly controversial … [READ MORE]

Bribery indictments hit Tine, Tetra Pak

A long-time purchasing director for Norway's dominant dairy cooperative, Tine, has been indicted on charges he knowingly accepted bribes and then tried to hide it from the rest of Tine's management. He now must … [READ MORE]

Norway wins gold in speed skating

"Thank you Sverre Lunde Pedersen! Thank you Håvard Bøkko! Thank you Simen Spieler Nilsen!" shrieked speed skating commentator Carl Andreas Wold after Norway's men's speed skating team won the Men's Team Pursuit … [READ MORE]

More OL thrills, even in bronze

Norwegian ski queen Marit Bjørgen made history yet again on Wednesday by claiming more medals than any Winter Olympian has before. Her latest was "only" bronze, after a thrilling sprint won by the US, but … [READ MORE]

Snow sets records, raises concerns

Heavy snowfall this winter continues to set new records in the hills around Oslo and throughout Southern Norway. At the same time, it's prompting warnings against over-exertion when it needs to be shoveled away … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Klæbo heads home from a ‘golden OL’

Norway's new wonderboy in skiing, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, was heading home … [READ MORE...]

King’s popularity rises with his age

Flags were flying and canons were fired at noon when King Harald V celebrated … [READ MORE...]

Opposition to Melgaard can be personal

Bjarne Melgaard is widely viewed as Norway’s leading contemporary artist, but … [READ MORE...]

New US ambassador settles in

Norway has a  new US ambassador, after Republicans readily confirmed US … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Police raided brokerage firm

Investigators from Norway's economic crimes unit Økokrim have raided the offices of … [READ MORE...]

Curling uncurled at Olympics

For the first time in years, their fancy pants didn't help much. Norway's men's curling … [READ MORE...]

Ski resort to demand use of helmets

The Hovden Alpinsenter ski resort in the mountains of Southern Norway is set to become the … [READ MORE...]

Postal service profits on service cuts

Norway's postal service (Posten Norge) is a shadow of its former self, after a wave of … [READ MORE...]

OSL Gardermoen sets a new record

Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen, OSL, opened expanded terminals last year and they've … [READ MORE...]

Oslo wins another Michelin star

Not only are Norwegian athletes raking in honours at the Winter Olympics, the country's … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Northern Norway’s ‘biggest move ever’

The northern Norwegian city of Bodø has approved ambitious plans to literally move its airport just 900 meters, thereby opening up valuable new waterfront land for redevelopment. If also approved by Parliament, … [READ MORE]