The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, shown here in a self-portrait, has been the subject of a year of festivity, with more events to come. PHOTO: Munch Museum

Munch’s jubilee ends on high note

Thursday December 12 would have been Edvard Munch's 150th birthday, and it was being celebrated near the farm where the famed Norwegian artist was born in Løten, Hedmark County. The festivities ended a jubilee … [READ MORE...]

Children sent home as storm blows in

Schools and day care centers were sending children home early in Kristiansund on Thursday as another extreme weather system, this one named 'Ivar,' blew in from the North Sea. Residents of central Norway were … [READ MORE]

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Debate flies over Thon’s foundation

Real estate magnate Olav Thon has suddenly become the subject of debate in Norway over whether he's the country's most generous Santa Claus or its biggest Scrooge. Just days after announcing that he was placing … [READ MORE]

Kai Eide, the former head of the UN's Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, will now address what are seen as stunning new murder charges against a Norwegian prisoner in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and try to arrange for his transfer to a Norwegian prison. PHOTO: UNAMA

Top diplomat Eide heads for Congo

Kai Eide, a veteran Norwegian diplomat and former UN Special Envoy, was due to arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, to carry on negotiations over the imprisonment of young Norwegian Joshua … [READ MORE]

Prosecutors fight early prison release

Kjell Aldrich Schumann, who had a long criminal record before he was convicted as a mastermind of Norway's largest currency heist ever, claimed in a Trondheim courtroom this week that he's "a new person" now … [READ MORE]

Crown Princess Mette-Marit made her first public appearance in more than two months on Wednesday, when she took part in a conversation about women's health with Tore Godal of the prime minister's office. PHOTO: NORAD/Espen Røst

Crown princess goes back to work

UPDATED: Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit is slowly easing back into official duties, after being sidelined with a herniated disc in her neck since October. Mette-Marit underwent a neck operation last month, … [READ MORE]

Somalis face prejudice and exclusion

A new report into Somali integration in Oslo has found immigrants from the east African nation often feel excluded from Norwegian society, and must battle against prejudice and stereotyping. School absenteeism … [READ MORE]

The British singer Morrissey, known for being outspoken, was among the performers booked for this year's Nobel Concert Wednesday evening. PHOTO: Nobel Peace Prize Concert/Shirlaine Forrest

Nobel concert hunts for new sponsors

Wednesday night's Nobel Peace Prize Concert, with outspoken British singer Morrissey among its cast of entertainers, was due to be shorter this year with a reduced line-up of performers. The loss of its major … [READ MORE]

Heavy fog, slick roads disrupted traffic

A thick and unrelenting fog that settled over much of Norway's southern coast and low-lying inland areas on Wednesday was causing airline traffic delays, while slippery roads were challenging motorists. … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

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Carlsen up for more prizes

Magnus Carlsen is now the reigning world champion in chess but that didn't … [READ MORE...]

Mette Nord

New union boss to pose challenges

Mette Nord, the woman recently elected to lead Norway's largest labour union, … [READ MORE...]

Erna Solberg

Erna finally more popular than Jens

Former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was a hard act to follow for successor … [READ MORE...]

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Veteran politician defies age barriers

At the age of 77, Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg could have been enjoying a … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Robbers wake sleeping family

A young man who answered a knock on the door of his family's home in Stange, Hedmark … [READ MORE...]

‘Handball girls’ dominate again

Norwegian handball fans are really having a ball again this month, as the World … [READ MORE...]

New Norwegian fox grabs spotlight

A video showing an unlikely friendship between a Norwegian dog and a wild fox has gone … [READ MORE...]

Ethnic Norwegian population drops

New statistics show there are almost 4,500 fewer ethnic Norwegians in the country than … [READ MORE...]

Hobby collector finds sensational buckle

Johannes Folkestad was out walking with his metal detector on a hilltop at Fjaler in the … [READ MORE...]

Record number of wolves shot

A total of 14 wolves have been shot in Norway so far this year, more than in any year … [READ MORE...]

The Flåklypa crew have returned in a new stop-motion adventure, 38 years after Norway's most-watched film. PHOTO: solanogludvig.no

New Flåklypa film draws record crowds

Norway's favourite animated folk are winning over a new generation of fans, almost 40 years after Solan, Ludvig and Reodor Felgen first captured the hearts of Norwegian filmgoers. Solan and Ludvig - … [READ MORE]