Pioneering queen hailed on her 80th

She was once accused of being a threat to the Norwegian monarchy but on Tuesday Queen Sonja was being hailed for saving it. As she turned 80 on the 4th of July, the commoner who married then-Crown Prince Harald … [READ MORE...]

Paradox of the monarchy lives on

NEWS ANALYSIS: Many a paradox in Norway has been pointed out of late, not least  the country's conflicting roles as both oil producer and environmental advocate. Its constitutional monarchy in a country that … [READ MORE]

Parliament leaders in trouble again

Members of the Norwegian Parliament (MPs) were not happy on Monday to read that their president and his secretary general have spent time and money hiring a special baker who can make French pastries for them … [READ MORE]

Teenaged double murderer files appeal

The defense attorney for a 16-year-old boy who repeatedly stabbed two people to death in Kristiansand last year has appealed his prison sentence. Defense attorney Sein Kjetil Stallemo doesn't think it's correct … [READ MORE]

Munch paintings bound for Japan

One of Japan's largest industrial firms, Idemitsu, has financially supported Oslo's Munch Museum for many years. Now the museum will be giving something back to its Japanese sponsors by lending out some of … [READ MORE]

‘China has lost all respect for Norway’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg literally hit the road this weekend in her new campaign bus, but it wasn't all glad-handing and smiles. Solberg was continually confronted over her refusal to comment on or criticize … [READ MORE]

Cruiseships face fjord restrictions

The Norwegian government intends to impose stricter requirements on cruiseships entering the country's famous fjords. After years of concerns about emissions that pollute both the air and the fjords themselves, … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Ski racer signs back on again

Henrik Kristoffersen, the young Norwegian slalom skiing star who ran afoul … [READ MORE...]

Irritated Carlsen redeems himself

UPDATED: Chess champ Magnus Carlsen, who performed poorly at home in the Norway … [READ MORE...]

Stoltenberg hires new chief of staff

Jens Stoltenberg, the former Norwegian prime minister who went on to become … [READ MORE...]

Warholm wins sports star status

UPDATED: Karsten Warholm has suddenly emerged as Norway's great new hope in … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Statoil finds more oil in Norwegian Sea

State oil company Statoil reported Monday that it had struck more oil during exploratory … [READ MORE...]

Amusement park denies serving Norway’s ‘worst food’

The Tusenfryd amusement park south of Oslo serves "Norway's worst food," declared … [READ MORE...]

BASE jumper fatality sparks calls for a crackdown

The death last week of an American man who hurled himself off a steep mountain in a … [READ MORE...]

Kangaroo on Karmøy injured, put to death

A kangaroo that escaped from a zoo on the Norwegian island of Karmøy last week ended up … [READ MORE...]

Masked taggers set off alarms

Passengers on board one of Oslo's new metro trains were frightened last week when nine … [READ MORE...]

Police seize farmer’s Porsche

Police officers from Norway's economic crimes unit Økokrim have made a string of seizures … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway defends its oil with creativity

NEWS ANALYSIS: Some people may be surprised to learn that Norway's Arctic is "different" from other Arctic areas, thus making oil drilling and production less risky. Or that Norwegian oil production is much … [READ MORE]