Politician resigns after spreading porn

UPDATED: Just as Norway's Conservative Party (Høyre) was launching its election campaign over the weekend came news that one of its elected city council representatives had been caught stealing naked photos … [READ MORE...]

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Norway Cup opens with a ‘Scream’

Around 30,000 young football players from all over the world are in Oslo once again for the annual Norway Cup football match that kicked off on Sunday. As part of the weekend's opening ceremonies, many of them … [READ MORE...]

Football disappointment turns to pride

Norway's "valiant challengers," as the European football association UEFA described the country's national women's football team, were allowing some pride on Monday to replace their bitter disappointment at … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian employees sent from their Oslo offices here at the foreign ministry (Utenriksdepartementet, UD) to work at Norway's embassies and consulates abroad have much better pay and benefits than workers hired locally. Now UD is facing a rising chorus of discontent from locally employed staff. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

UD faces claims of discrimination

Staff employed locally at Norwegian embassies around the world, all run by Norway's foreign ministry (Utenriksdepartementet, UD), claim they're often treated quite differently than the diplomats and staff sent … [READ MORE...]

Judge’s home burns down, arson feared

The family of a judge in Hamar is under special protection after their home was destroyed in a fire that police believe was set by an arsonist, local newspaper Hamar Dagblad - Østlendingen reported. The … [READ MORE...]

Norway's women's national football team ended up winning Thursday's semi-final at the European Championships and will now face Germany once again at the finals on Sunday. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/newsinenglish.no

Norway ready for Euro 2013 final

Norway’s female football stars beat Denmark's national team in a dramatic semi-final on Thursday night, securing a ticket for the final against Germany this weekend. Their success in the European … [READ MORE...]

More foreign aid abuse revealed

The Norwegian government has paid out tens of billions of kroner to fund foreign aid projects around the world since 2007. A new report found irregularities or malpractice in fully half the projects funded with … [READ MORE...]

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Joachim Rønning (left), Espen Sandberg

‘Kon-Tiki’ directors may join Academy

The Norwegian director duo best known for their most recent film Kon-Tiki have … [READ MORE...]

Haakon, Mette-Marit

Royal tent party raised eyebrows

UPDATED: Crown Prince Haakon, who turned 40 on Saturday by parachuting into his … [READ MORE...]

Queen Sonja

Queen’s art sells well

Queen Sonja opened her first separate exhibition of her own art at a gallery in … [READ MORE...]

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Eurovision winner back home again

Margaret Berger, who represented Norway in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, … [READ MORE...]

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Statoil signals cost cuts

Norwegian state oil company Statoil is poised for another round of cost-cutting after … [READ MORE...]

New West Coast murder case unfolds

Police in Bergen announced Thursday that they'd filed murder charges against two women … [READ MORE...]

Good season for wild berries

Forests all over Norway are expected to yield a bumper berry crop this year, according to … [READ MORE...]

Six fires in 12 hours

Oslo's fire brigade had a challenging Tuesday with a total of six fires breaking out in … [READ MORE...]

Car crashes into a store

Two people who had failed to stop at a police checkpoint were taken to hospital after … [READ MORE...]

Regulator slaps top Oslo restaurant

Oslo’s top Maaemo restaurant which has two stars in the Michelin guide did not impress … [READ MORE...]

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Street art lives on in Arctic township

PHOTO SERIES: Some might see the northern Norwegian township of Vardø as an Arctic outpost. Last summer, a group of 12 street artists saw Vardø as their canvas and fanned out around the proud but dilapidated … [READ MORE]