‘Geo-blocking’ gouges online shoppers

Norwegian consumers are often blocked from being able to buy goods and services online at the lowest prices available, simply because they're clicking in from Norway. Two new European surveys found that fully … [READ MORE...]

Norway's rail system has finally attracted substantial state investment and now faces major reorganization. PHOTO: Samferdselsdepartement/Olav Heggø/Fotovisjon

Strike-hit NSB also to cut 300 jobs

UPDATED: Around 170 train departures were cancelled Thursday morning after locomotive engineers went on strike against state railway NSB. More are expected in the coming days, while NSB also announced plans to … [READ MORE]

Oslo's stock exchange (Oslo Børs) reacted well to news of an OPEC production cut, but analysts were cautious about any long-term effects. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Oslo stocks rose with the oil price

Statoil's share price jumped more than 5 percent and the main index of the Oslo Stock Exchange was up nearly 2 percent on Thursday, after members of the OPEC oil cartel agreed to cut production in November. … [READ MORE]

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Transit expansion will cost users

Oslo's new Labour-led government was unveiling its first city budget on Wednesday, highlighted by major improvements to the Norwegian capital's public transportation system. It will cost users, though, with … [READ MORE]

The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo set up a memorial protocol to Shimon Peres on Wednesday. Peres, who died during the night at an age of 93, won the Nobel Peace Prize 22 years ago, but failed to see peace between Israel and the Palestains attained in his lifetime. PHOTO: Nobel Peace Center

Norwegian leaders mourn Peres’ death

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg, her foreign minister Børge Brende and leaders of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo were among those mourning the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres during the … [READ MORE]

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Russia sets off ‘busy week in the Barents’

With the Russian military stepping up its training exercises in the Arctic, and Norway keen to follow the action with not just one but two so-called "spy ships," it's been an unusually busy week in the Barents … [READ MORE]

Hotel and restaurant workers exploited as job discrimination complaints rise

State labour officials have concluded that eight out of 10 companies in the restaurant and hotel industry violate Norwegian labour laws. Young employees and asylum seekers are among those most vulnerable to … [READ MORE]

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Former Oslo mayor fights off depression

Fabian Stang was one of Oslo's most high-profile and popular mayors ever. When … [READ MORE...]

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Snowden turns to Norway’s high court

Exiled whistle-blower Edward Snowden now needs a guarantee from Norway's Supreme … [READ MORE...]

Sylvi Listhaug

Pregnancy won’t stop Listhaug

One of the most high-profile ministers in Norway's conservative coalition … [READ MORE...]

Robert Eriksson

Former minister kisses and tells

Robert Eriksson wasn't at all happy about being replaced as Norway's Minister of … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

No more ‘X Games’ in Oslo

Oslo taxpayers won't be paying for another winter "X Games" this year, after city … [READ MORE...]

Oil service strike idles more drilling rigs

A strike in the oil service sector that started last week is steadily putting drilling … [READ MORE...]

Portions of new border fence may be torn down

A controversial fence being erected on either side of Norway's border crossing to Russia … [READ MORE...]

Neighbours mount new protest over Melgaard project

Neighbours and fellow artists of Norwegian Bjarne Melgaard keep trying to halt … [READ MORE...]

Bieber took a day off in the mountains

Pop-star Justin Bieber recovered from two days of holding concerts in Oslo by heading up … [READ MORE...]

State would need to approve sky-high tolls

Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen from the anti-road-toll Progress Party would need to … [READ MORE...]

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It wasn't exactly a "kissing babies" form of gathering election support, but Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre was clearly fawning over Christian Democrats' leader Knut Arild Hareide's new baby during the last political campaign. Now Støre looks likely to court the Christian Democrats' support to form a new left-center government next year. PHOTO: Arbeiderpartiet

Opposition courts political alliances

Norway's political opposition is well underway in forming both new and renewed alliances among parties keen on government power after next year's parliamentary election. Christian Democrats leader Knut Arild … [READ MORE]