Politicians shamed into closing garage

Unpopular politicians at Oslo's City Hall have been removing or taxing street parking while having access to free parking themselves at City Hall's own garage. After a rash of public protests, City Council … [READ MORE...]

Hagen’s Nobel dream dies hard

Progress Party politician Carl I Hagen can't simply resign from his elected duty as a substitute Member of Parliament (MP) in order to make his dream of becoming a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee come … [READ MORE]

Søreide puts more pressure on Suu Kyi

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide made her first official trip to Asia in her new role this week. It landed her in the midst of the international outrage over how Myanmar, which has received enormous amounts … [READ MORE]

NRK celebrates Norway’s first Emmy

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was topping all its morning newscasts on Tuesday with reports of how its television drama Mammon 2 won Norway's first Emmy Award for best international drama series during the … [READ MORE]

Parties reject Hagen as Nobel candidate

A majority of all the political parties in Parliament asked the Progress Party on Monday to find a candidate other than its former leader, Carl I Hagen, for its seat on the Norwegian Nobel Committee that … [READ MORE]

20,000 free parking spots to disappear

The City of Oslo started removing more free street parking on Monday. City officials are targeting the affluent west side district of Frogner first, with thousands more spots on the chopping block next … [READ MORE]

Norwegian IS member sentenced to jail

A 34-year-old Norwegian from Verdal in Trøndelag was sentenced to prison for seven-and-a-half years on Monday. Kristian Michelsen appealed on the spot, while prosecutors are also considering an appeal because … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Irritated Northug in trouble again

Norwegian skiing star Petter Northug is upset and disappointed that he wasn't … [READ MORE...]

Threats lodged against city politician

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg of the Greens Party has received so many threats from … [READ MORE...]

Infection landed the king in hospital

UPDATED: Norway's King Harald V spent the weekend at the National Hospital … [READ MORE...]

Cleared executive claims compensation

Jo Lunder, the former CEO of VimpelCom who was cleared of charges tied to the … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Students were behind Northug’s stunt

A group of three students at Norway's prestigious business school Norges Handelshøyskole … [READ MORE...]

Professor faces dismissal over sexual harassment

A professor at the University of Stavanger (UiS) faced being fired this week, as … [READ MORE...]

Avaldsnes celebrates Cup victory

Teammates and fans of the Avaldsnes women's football club were still savouring their … [READ MORE...]

Blizzard warnings up for Southern Norway

Norway's state meteorological institute was warning that "enormous" amounts of … [READ MORE...]

Encyclopedia stops referring to Native Americans as ‘Indians’

Norway's major encyclopedia of record, Store norske leksikon (SNL), has decided to stop … [READ MORE...]

Two found dead after fire at metals firm

An explosive fire swept through a metals firm at Eina in Toten, Oppland County, Friday … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

End of an era on Norway’s Svalbard

The Arctic territory of Svalbard has long been administered by Norway, with coal mining as it major source of income. Now Norway's government has formally decided against bailing out the Svalbard coal mining … [READ MORE]