Oslo's historic Akershus Fortress & Castle is now basking in new light. PHOTO: Forsvarsdepartementet/Erik Selmer

New light shines on Akershus

At the darkest time of the year in Norway, the country's defense establishment has finally been able to shine some new light on the historic Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo. After a major renovation … [READ MORE...]

Southern Norway battered by storms

Flights were disrupted, thousands were still without power, roads were blocked and at least one west coast airport also had to  close on Friday, as storm-weary Norwegians faced the aftermath of another major … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited South Africa's embassy in Oslo on Friday, to sign the protocol of condolence on the death of Nelson Mandela. Photo: Statsministerens kontor

Norway mourns death of Mandela

Nelson Mandela's "special relationship" with Norway was prompting an outpouring of tributes on Friday, following the death of the freedom fighter and Nobel laureate. King Harald, Norwegian leaders and the Nobel … [READ MORE]

Sisters found in Syria, one injured

Two teenaged Somalian-Norwegian sisters who secretly traveled to Turkey in October have been found in Syria, according to their father. Both girls were keen to "be good Muslims" and join the fight against the … [READ MORE]

Oslo's trams often have to compete with cars on city streets, so city authorities say they will remove street parking spaces to make more room for public transport, including the bus. City residents in buildings without garages are not pleased. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Street parking cuts to improve city flow

Authorities in Oslo plan to ban parking on many streets or raise parking fees, in a bid to get more drivers to use parking garages instead. The City Council hopes the plan will free up the streets for trams and … [READ MORE]

North Sea divers win in Strasbourg

The pioneering deep-sea divers who helped usher in Norway's offshore oil age, only to later be largely rebuffed by both their employers and the state when they developed serious health problems, won a … [READ MORE]

Geir Lippestad, lead defense attorney for Anders Behring Breivik, seeks to prove that Breivik is sane and was driven by political ideology to carry out his attacks. PHOTO: Views and News / Nina Berglund

Breivik’s lawyer to head think tank

Geir Lippestad, the Norwegian lawyer who sprang to international fame when he defended confessed terrorist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik last year, has been named chairman of the  new left-leaning … [READ MORE]

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More overtures from Erna to EU

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her new conservative government set off for Brussels this week on what Norwegians might call a "charm offensive." She's determined to mend relations after Norway's hike in import … [READ MORE]

Crime researcher turns robbery victim

One of Norway's foremost experts on criminal violence, police academy researcher Ragnhild Bjørnebekk, has confirmed that she wound up as a crime victim herself over the weekend. Bjørnebekk became one of the … [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...]

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Enger wins booksellers’ prize

Journalist and author Cecilie Enger has won this year's Bokhandlerprisen … [READ MORE...]

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Northug tries to regain fallen star

Norwegian skiing star Petter Northug has lost lots of his shine this year, but … [READ MORE...]

Jonas Gahr Støre

Støre jointly wins Willy Brandt prize

Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway's longtime foreign minister who's now serving in … [READ MORE...]

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Diving platform took a dive

Local politicians in the inland city of Hamar were red-faced last week after news broke … [READ MORE...]

Man convicted of human trafficking in au pair rape case

A court in Stavanger has convicted a 45-year-old Norwegian man of human trafficking, after … [READ MORE...]

Storm cancels flights, ferries

Many flights in and out of airports in Southern Norway were delayed or cancelled on … [READ MORE...]

Bus murder suspect kept in jail

The city court in Bergen granted a request from prosecutors on Thursday to keep the man … [READ MORE...]

Grouse stocks cut in half

Environmental authorities are worried about a huge reduction in Norway's estimated number … [READ MORE...]

Third ‘Lilyhammer’ season gets expensive

Negotiations reportedly are progressing for a third season of the hit Norwegian TV series … [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]