WWF moves to halt a new wolf hunt

The Norwegian government, under heavy pressure from ranchers, hunters and others who feel threatened by wolves, is now seeking a quick change in the law that currently restricts a new wolf hunt. WWF, the … [READ MORE...]

Tempers flare over Norway’s new map

Norway's conservative, reform-minded government has won support in Parliament to merge a wide range of local governments and counties as part of regional reform that will re-draw the country's map. Government … [READ MORE]

Another avalanche rams Longyearbyen

UPDATED: NVE, the state agency responsible for issuing avalanche warnings, admitted it made a mistake Tuesday after more tons of snow, ice, dirt and rocks thundered down on a residental area of Longyearbyen on … [READ MORE]

King turns 80 with 81 percent support

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's King Harald V was celebrating his 80th birthday on Tuesday on a winter holiday with his closest family. Among his gifts is a new public opinion poll showing that the monarchy is now … [READ MORE]

Opera to be venue for royals’ parties

Canons roared at noon and flags flew in honour of King Harald's 80th birthday on Tuesday, but the official celebration will be held in May, when the government hosts a party that will also hail Queen Sonja. … [READ MORE]

Corruption case inspires books, film

As Norway's biggest narcotics and police corruption case ever entered its seventh week on Monday, not everyone in the courtroom is involved or mere spectators. The so-called "Jensen-Cappelen case" has inspired … [READ MORE]

‘Pioneering’ Nobel leader dies at 65

UPDATED: Kaci Kullmann Five, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, has died after a long battle with cancer. The committee announced Monday morning that it had received the news of Five's death "with … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Kristoffersen furious over 4th place

Norway's young slalom skiing star Henrik Kristoffersen was so angry over his … [READ MORE...]

Stoltenberg scolded over book royalties

While NATO Secretary General  Jens Stoltenberg was hosting and taking part in a … [READ MORE...]

Highs and lows for biathlon stars

UPDATED: It's been a dramatic World Championships for Norway's star biathlon … [READ MORE...]

Johaug verdict ‘likely to be appealed’

A 13-month ban from competition that was lodged against world champion Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Avalanche forced delay in orchid delivery

Norway's agriculture minister, Jon Georg Dale, had to cancel a trip to Svalbard with a … [READ MORE...]

Norway wins another Michelin star

A small sushi bar in Stavanger that started out as a take-away joint won Norway's latest … [READ MORE...]

UiO rector bound for Karolinska

Dr Ole Petter Ottersen, the outgoing rector at the University of Oslo (UiO), has been … [READ MORE...]

Overall pay growth lowest since the war

Higher prices in Norway cut into the modest pay raises received by Norwegian workers last … [READ MORE...]

‘Goliat’ platform still struggling

Norway's pioneering offshore platform on the Goliat field in the Arctic was out of … [READ MORE...]

Tetra Pak’s rival reacts to tight Tine ties

The chief executive of Elopak said on Monday that he was "negatively surprised" by news … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Trump tactics take root in Norway

Norway's small Center Party, led by the often-grinning farmer Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, is soaring in public opinion polls on what many claim are new populist tactics likened to those of US President Donald … [READ MORE]