More refugees arrive from Russia

Police in Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark have demanded an answer from Russian authorities as to why they allowed six asylum seekers to cross the border into Norway this week. Norwegian authorities … [READ MORE...]

Norway threatens to cut Brazil’s funds

Norway has sent nearly NOK 7.5 billion (around USD 1 billion) to Brazil over the past nine years to help the country preserve its rainforests. Frustrated that deforestation in the Amazon has picked up again, … [READ MORE]

July 22 memorial moved to Utøykaia

The Norwegian government finally cut through several years of awkward and even ugly conflict on Wednesday, announcing that a new state-funded memorial to the victims of the July 22, 2011 massacre on the island … [READ MORE]

Solberg delivered, but on the defense

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prime Minister Erna Solberg could rightly point out this week that her conservative government coalition with the Progress Party has delivered on as much as 75 percent of their campaign promises … [READ MORE]

Rash of car fires sparks major probe

A police helicopter flew over Oslo during the night after eight more cars burst into flames around the city's east side. Car fires, which also have blazed in Swedish cities, have spread to Norway and may be … [READ MORE]

Laughs die down over police on Twitter

Not everyone is laughing over how the Norwegian state police write humorous messages when reporting their various duties. They've been hailed over the years for their creative use of the social media site … [READ MORE]

Scolded ambassador could face charges

Norway's former ambassador to Indonesia was stripped of his title late last year and recalled to Oslo, after he was found to have been involved in supplying foreign aid funds to one of three mistresses he had … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

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...]

Boxer Brækhus’ big bout in Bergen

Norwegian boxing star Cecilia Brækhus was recovering this week after what turned … [READ MORE...]

Diplomats ‘star’ in award-winning play

Veteran Norwegian diplomat Terje Rød-Larsen thinks it was a bit "embarrassing" … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Man gets maximum sentence for killing wife and her son

A 59-year-old man in Kirkenes, Northern Norway was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in … [READ MORE...]

Money pours in for many

Lots of Norwegians are suddenly flush with cash this week. Not only did their mid-June … [READ MORE...]

Teenage double murderer faces 10 years in prison

The family of a 48-year-old woman in Kristiansand who was stabbed to death when she … [READ MORE...]

NAV reports another dip in layoffs

Norway's state welfare agency NAV reported this week that it received around 1,500 notices … [READ MORE...]

Norges Bank keeps interest rates low

There was, as expected, no change in interest rates when the executive board of Norway's … [READ MORE...]

Little boy gets surprise birthday guests

A five-year-old Norwegian boy named Egil who's fascinated by the police and even has his … [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]