Erna Solberg

Solberg survives budget crisis

Prime Minister Erna Solberg could finally wrap a few holiday gifts this weekend after winning a green-light, quite literally, for her minority government's highly contested state budget proposal for next … [READ MORE...]

Sharply reduced investment in the oil industry has cut demand for the drilling solutions offered by companies like National Oilwell Varco, which announced major layoffs in Norway on Wednesday. PHOTO: NOV

Norway’s new reality begins to set in

NEWS ANALYSIS: As government leaders scurried from one state budget crisis meeting to another heading into the weekend, Norway's oil- and oil-related companies have been dealing with crises that are much more … [READ MORE]

Yara International, one of the world's biggest fertilizer producers, is caught in a huge bribery scandal but it hasn't badly affected its share price. Current management seems intent on carrying on, with those charged in the case mostly belonging to the company's earlier top management team. PHOTO: Yara

Former Yara boss wins his appeal

Thorleif Enger, the embattled former chief executive of Oslo-based fertilizer firm Yara, was acquitted on Friday by the jury hearing his appeal of his conviction for corruption. Two other former Yara bosses … [READ MORE]


Pipeline protests reach Parliament

SEE THE VIDEO: Protests in Norway against construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in the US have not subsided. Scores of protesters gathered in front of the Norwegian Parliament Thursday … [READ MORE]

Solberg took a call from Donald Trump

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who's been dealing with a state budget crisis this week, excused herself from a government conference on Thursday to take a phone call from the new US president-elect, … [READ MORE]

A tired but relieved Magnus Carlsen, being interviewed live on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) just minutes after winning his third World Chess Championship in New York on Wednesday, which also was his 26th birthday. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/

Champion Carlsen thanks his father

There were lots of people and organizations that Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen needed and wanted to thank after becoming World Chess Champion for the third time in a row on Wednesday night. His … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has insisted that her government's cooperation agreement with the Liberals and Christian Democracts was still in force. She called the budget situation "demanding" but claimed the parties would keep working "so the country can have a budget." PHOTO: Høyre/Henrik Dale

Crisis meeting ended in failure

Yet another crisis meeting at the home of Prime Minister Erna Solberg has failed to end her minority government's budget stalemate with its two support parties. They still won't support the budget, meaning … [READ MORE]



Bishop cleared, church fined

Bishop Bernt Eidsvig, leader of the Catholic Church in Oslo, won't have to … [READ MORE...]

Therese Johaug

Johaug suspended for 14 months

Norway's anti-doping agency has determined that top skier Therese Johaug should … [READ MORE...]

Henrik Kristoffersen

Kristoffersen wants NOK 15 million

Norway's 22-year-old slalom skier Henrik Kristoffersen is demanding as much as … [READ MORE...]


US envoy tries to reassure Norway

Samuel D Heins has only been the US' ambassador to Norway since last spring and … [READ MORE...]


Three charged with arson in hotel fire

One of the owners and two top managers of the Selje Hotel have been arrested and charged … [READ MORE...]

Oil Fund may invest more in stocks

Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, known as the Oil Fund, wants to start investing more … [READ MORE...]

Skiers had a great day on slopes and trails

Top Norwegian skiers were ecstatic on Friday after winning World Cup races both in the … [READ MORE...]

764,000 followed Carlsen’s championship victory

Fully a fifth of Norway's population stayed up well past midnight on Wednesday to watch … [READ MORE...]

Norway to still play a role in Colombia’s peace process

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende issued a statement on Thursday claiming it was … [READ MORE...]

Transition to DAB radio faces more protests

Norway's Progress Party wants to block the pending shutdown of Norway's FM radio network, … [READ MORE...]


Marit Bjørgen out in front again, during the women's 30-kilometer race on Saturday. Her victory capped a week of brilliant skiing that made her the undisputed queen of the World Championships in Italy. PHOTO: Canon

Skiers still Norway’s best-loved athletes

Despite months of controversy over doping and sponsorship conflicts, biathlon and cross-country skiers are still Norway's most cherished athletes. A recent survey placed them on top of all other athletes in … [READ MORE]