More expansion at OSL Gardermoen

Norway's gateway airport, OSL Gardermoen, is calling in construction crews again. Just a year after opening its new terminal, airport officials see a need to expand the eastern pier that handles flights bound … [READ MORE...]

Oslo orders trams for next 40 years

Oslo rolled out plans for its next generation of trams this week, amidst claims that trams are part of the city's identity. The electrified system of getting around is driven, claims one economist, by pure city … [READ MORE]

Unrest plagues schools in Oslo

The looming summer holidays probably can't come soon enough for teachers and city officials in the Oslo school system. After months of conflicts over unruly students, frustrated teachers, complaints over their … [READ MORE]

Ministers face security grilling

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and both her justice and defense ministers face a grilling by the Parliament's disciplinary committee right after the summer holidays. They'll be hit with lots of tough questions … [READ MORE]

Government open to more US troops

The Norwegian government is clearing the way for many more US troops and pilots to be stationed on Norwegian soil and flying in and out of airfields at Rygge in the south and Andøya in the north. Critics were … [READ MORE]

NATO can tune out Norway’s DAB radio

Thousands of ordinary Norwegian citizens aren't the only ones frustrated and dissatisfied after Norway's forced transition to DAB radio. It meant shutting down FM radio, and now NATO may find itself in conflict … [READ MORE]

‘Cautious optimism’ over North Korea

The leader of the Norwegian Parliament's foreign relations and defense committee described herself as a "cautious optimist" after historic talks between the US and North Korea on Tuesday. Anniken Huitfeldt's … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Marathon music marks Grieg gala

Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, was being celebrated on the 175th … [READ MORE...]

Accused spy’s appeal rejected

There was no joy for retired Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg in Moscow on … [READ MORE...]

State mediator’s death mourned

Tributes were pouring in this week for Nils Terje Dalseide, the state mediator … [READ MORE...]

Cook from Bodø wins Bocuse d’Or

Norway has produced another top chef. Christian André Pettersen from the … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Outdoor grilling ban eased

Rain that's fallen in the past few days has lowered fire danger in some areas of Southern … [READ MORE...]

Justice minister wants to re-arm police

UPDATED: Norway's new justice minister, Tor Mikkel Wara of the Progress Party, is seeking … [READ MORE...]

Bodø seeks ‘cultural capital’ status

Norway's northern city of Bodø is the only Norwegian applicant to become a "European … [READ MORE...]

Conventional phones phased out

Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor has begun phasing out permanent land-line telephones … [READ MORE...]

Nearly 70 percent still oppose EU membership

A new public opinion poll shows that 67 percent of Norwegians would still vote "no" to … [READ MORE...]

Unusual ‘autumn storm’ on the way

State meteorologists were warning residents of Southern Norway that a low pressure system … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

National Gallery highlights a ‘pioneer’

With renewed political support and the largest exhibition ever of multi-talented, pioneering Norwegian artist Gerhard Munthe, Norway's National Gallery in Oslo is poised for another busy summer season. Busloads … [READ MORE]