Storm warnings raised to red alert

Norway's state meteorologists raised storm warnings to their highest level, so-called "red alert," on Friday, as a potentially fatal system of extreme weather bore down on the southern part of the country. … [READ MORE...]

Landmark waterfall safer for tourists

PHOTO FEATURE: One of Norway's most spectacular waterfalls became safer for visiting tourists this past summer. After three fatalities at the site since 2009, Vøringsfossen now sports a complex of secure … [READ MORE]

Labour launches new offensives

Norway's embattled Labour Party was back on top as the country's largest political party this week, according to the latest public opinion poll. Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre is emboldened by the upswing, … [READ MORE]

Interest rates begin to creep upwards

The executive board of Norway's central bank cautiously raised interest rates on Thursday for the first time in seven-and-a-half years, but not as much as predicted. An increase was widely expected and even … [READ MORE]

Autumn storm ‘hit harder’ than expected

Police along Norway's West Coast were inundated with calls for help during the night, after hurricane-force winds slammed into the area from Bergen north to Stad and beyond. Thousands were without power … [READ MORE]

Støre details effort for peace in Libya

While Norwegian fighter jets were bombing Libya in the spring of 2011, Norway's foreign minister at the time got the son of the country's dictator Moammar Gadhafi on a phone line. Jonas Gahr Støre has now … [READ MORE]

Oslo schools caught in power struggle

An unusually nasty power struggle over control of Norway's largest school district now threatens to topple Oslo's entire city government. The struggle pits longtime Oslo school administrators against their new … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Svendsen mulls ‘exciting’ offers

Berit Svendsen, the highly rated executive who felt compelled to leave Telenor … [READ MORE...]

Solheim responds to the UN’s criticism

Veteran Norwegian politician Erik Solheim is now responding to harsh criticism … [READ MORE...]

NHO’s boss will be missed

Colleagues at Norway's national employers association NHO were all but mourning … [READ MORE...]

Pop singer Aurora strikes a chord

SPECIAL FEATURE: Aurora Aksnes is a 22-year-old Norwegian pop singer who's been … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

DNB raises its mortage rates

Norway's biggest bank, DNB, didn't waste any time in raising interest rates on its home … [READ MORE...]

Asylum murder suspect held in custody

An 18-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan, charged with murdering two other young … [READ MORE...]

Political gifts reach NOK 100 million

Norway's political parties received nearly NOK 100 million (USD 12.5 million) in donations … [READ MORE...]

New storm coming on Friday

State meteorologists were issuing new warnings on Thursday for yet another storm due to … [READ MORE...]

State needs new police director

Norway's justice ministry will soon be launching a search for a new director of the state … [READ MORE...]

Somalians most satisfied among immigrants

After years of struggling to integrate and being branded as a "problem" group among … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway struggles with its suicides

Calls are rising for more openness and honesty about suicides in Norway, both in the media and the otherwise open public debate. This week's International Suicide Prevention Day brought the issue to the … [READ MORE]