Ex-Kongsberg boss appeals jail term

A former sales director at state-owned Kongsberg Gruppen was sentenced on Wednesday to four-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and misappropriation of … [READ MORE...]

Creditors unite to save Norske Skog

Norway's debt-plagued but profitable paper producer Norske Skog was saved from a bankruptcy filing this week, after various groups of creditors finally agreed on a rescue plan. Secured and unsecured creditors … [READ MORE]

Russians ‘trained to invade Svalbard’

UPDATED: A Norwegian website dedicated to preventing another invasion of Norway was reporting on Wednesday that Russian forces mounted a mock invasion of Svalbard during recent military exercises in the … [READ MORE]

Søreide leads ministerial speculation

Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide was topping speculation this week over who will replace Børge Brende as Norway's new foreign minister. Brende is resigning to take on a new top job at the World … [READ MORE]

Drunk diplomat faces expulsion

Norway's Foreign Ministry claims it's following up on a police report that a Russian diplomat was driving under the influence of alcohol when he collided two weeks ago with a parked car in Oslo's Frogner … [READ MORE]

Flood prevention funding reduced

The floodwaters that recently inundated many areas of Southern Norway have since receded, only to be replaced with a new flood of criticism against government officials. Last week's state budget proposal … [READ MORE]

Critics blast lack of Oil Fund ‘buffers’

Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund known as the "Oil Fund" is far too vulnerable to swings in the financial markets, argue critics. They claim a lack of buffers to reduce the impact of swings that can cut into … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Siv’s ‘Pocahontas’ stunt backfired

Finance Minister Siv Jensen set off quite a fuss over her decision to attend an … [READ MORE...]

Crown prince ‘gone surfing…’

...and not in the USA, but in Norway. After performing lots of official and … [READ MORE...]

‘Hegerberg effect’ boosted women’s pay

It wasn't sheer generosity that prompted players on the Norwegian men's football … [READ MORE...]

Artist Odd Nerdrum wins royal pardon

Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum, convicted of tax evasion in several courts and … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Kurdistan conflict hits Oslo oil firm

Shares in Norwegian oil company DNO were recovering on Wednesday, following a dive earlier … [READ MORE...]

Facebook to publicize ‘Shame’

The social media giant Facebook revealed Wednesday that it has secured rights to stream … [READ MORE...]

British royals to visit Norway and Sweden

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will make an "official visit" … [READ MORE...]

Three women found dead in Oslo flat

A woman in her late 60s and her two grown daughters were found dead in the apartment they … [READ MORE...]

Little property tax relief in state budget

Even though Norway's conservative government coalition opposes property tax, it didn't do … [READ MORE...]

Rejected refugee returns after lashing

An Iranian woman, deported after her asylum application was rejected by Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Colourful opening of Sami Parliament

Two days after the new Norwegian Parliament opened amidst traditional pomp and circumstance in Oslo this week, the country's Sami Parliament (Sametinget) opened in its own blaze of colour and with the monarch … [READ MORE]