Wildfire jumped containment lines

The fire front stretches the peninsula, razing the small coastal communities in its path. About 90 homes and buildings were destroyed on Tuesday, but all residents escaped unharmed. PHOTO: Forsvaret

A fire which razed an entire peninsula in Flatanger, Nord-Trøndelag on Tuesday flared up again in the evening, breaking through containment lines and creating a two kilometre fire front. Crews had spent the afternoon soaking a kilometre-wide fire break on the narrow section of the headland, but failed to contain the blaze. “It’s so serious […]

Strong winds kept spreading the fire

This photo taken aboard the rescue vessel "Harald V" shows how the brush fire spread over hillsides on the coastal peninsula in Nord-Trøndelag, where an estimated 140 buildings were estimated to have been destroyed by midday on Tuesday. PHOTO: Redningsskøyta Harald V

Police reported that almost 140 buildings, some of them historic trading posts,  have been destroyed after fire razed the dry coastal hills of a peninsula in Flatanger, Nord-Trøndelag on Monday night and throughout Tuesday morning. All 32 residents were evacuated as the fire tore northwards from Uran through the villages of Hårstad, Småværet and Hasvåg. […]

Norway a target for more terror

The Norwegian military and police regularly carry out anti-terror exercises, but several terrorism researchers still think Norway remains vulnerable to a terrorist attack. PHOTO: Forsvaret/Peder Torp Mathisen

The former security chief for Norwegian oil company Statoil is the latest anti-terror expert to warn that Norway is vulnerable to another terrorist attack, and possibly soon. Bernard Duncan Lyng, who’s also a former intelligence officer in the Norwegian military, notes that Norway “is an open and vulnerable country” to terrorists whose goal is to […]

Terror-hit Statoil still taking risks

The Algerian desert at In Amenas remained the scene of a dramatic hostage crisis on Thursday, with nine Norwegians believed to be among those captured. PHOTO: Statoil/Kjetil Alsvik

One year after Norwegian oil company Statoil was hit by a terrorist attack at a gas plant it co-operated in Algeria, the company continues to do business in a string of dangerous places. Like other oil companies around the world, Statoil has been expanding into politically unstable areas of the Middle East and North Africa, […]

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Millions in terror compensation paid out

Nearly all the survivors of the July 22, 2011 terror attacks have now received entitlements for the trauma they suffered. 2013 saw the highest amount of criminal injury compensation payments in Norwegian history, with more than NOK 500 million (USD 81.3 million) distributed. “The huge sum is primarily due to the processing of cases after […]

New security role for King’s Guards

The royals guards seem set to have more things to think about than standing outside the Royal Palace in Oslo. PHOTO: Views and News

Norway’s King’s Guards were set to become tin soldiers, guarding the palace and the royal residences in their decorative plumed bowler hats and appearing at special official events. Instead, the terrorist attacks of July 22, 2011 have given them new and tougher roles. When the terrorist bomb exploded in 2011, 700 King’s Guards were called […]

More police on Norwegian streets

Norway’s police chief has promised to put 1,000 extra police officers on the streets over the next three years. The personnel boost is part of an overhaul of police operations, following the bombing and massacre on July 22, 2011. The extra officers are a sweetener following a package of reforms flagged earlier this year, which […]

Nobel concert hunts for new sponsors

The British singer Morrissey, known for being outspoken, was among the performers booked for this year's Nobel Concert Wednesday evening. PHOTO: Nobel Peace Prize Concert/Shirlaine Forrest

Wednesday night’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, with outspoken British singer Morrissey among its cast of entertainers, was due to be shorter this year with a reduced line-up of performers. The loss of its major sponsor forced some cost-cutting in its 20th year, and now its organizers are searching for new sponsors. “We have worked constantly […]

Sailors finally win wartime salute


A series of novels about a fictional Norwegian seafarer during World War II is topping bestseller lists in Norway, and finally giving the country’s merchant marine sailors the attention they deserve. The book highlights the plight of wartime maritime heroes who later were largely ignored and forgotten, and never received the financial rewards they were […]