Central bank raises interest rates

Interest rates rose another quarter-point on Thursday, after Norway's central bank decided that it was time to gently step on the country's economic brakes. Norges Bank's governor, Øystein Olsen, also warned … [READ MORE...]

Pork industry’s secrets revealed

Norwegian farmers' carefully cultivated image of taking good care of their animals in almost idyllic settings was shattered Wednesday night. An NRK documentary revealed widespread animal abuse among those … [READ MORE]

Battle flares over popular North Cape

Norway's North Cape is one of the country's foremost tourist attractions where visitors have long had to controversially pay for access to the Arctic plateau. Now coastal voyage line Hurtigruten is challenging … [READ MORE]

E-coli found in the water on Utsira

It ranks as Norway's smallest municipality, but the island community of Utsira was in the news on Wednesday as a new victim of contaminated drinking water. The roughly 200 people living on Utsira, plus … [READ MORE]

Water crisis jars officials into action

The small community of Askøy on Norway's West Coast is gathering residents for public meetings this week to calm fears after the local drinking water supply was contaminated. The Askøy crisis has shaken … [READ MORE]

Two East Barents wells come up dry

State-owned oil company Equinor is disappointed while climate activists are relieved: Norway's Petroleum Directorate has reported that a second well drilled by Equinor and its partners in a once-promising … [READ MORE]

Swedes win rights to major train lines

Norway's much-criticized state railway, recently ridiculed when it changed its name to Vy, has now lost the rights to run seven train lines including the main line between Oslo and Trondheim (Dovrebanen) and … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Norwegian Air’s chief ready to retire

Speculation has been swirling for months over when the 72-year-old founder and … [READ MORE...]

Football star hopes for quick recovery

Caroline Graham Hansen scored the first of two winning goals for Norway's … [READ MORE...]

Braathen to take over at DNB

Norway's largest bank, DNB, has tapped its chief financial officer to become its … [READ MORE...]

Skier Kristoffersen drops sponsor appeal

Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway's disgruntled slalom skier who sued the national … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Embassy car in fatal crash

A car belonging to the Russian Embassy in Oslo crashed into the metal railings of a tram … [READ MORE...]

New DNB boss defends court appeal

Kjerstin Braathen, the new chief executive of Norway's biggest bank DNB, has spoken warmly … [READ MORE...]

Deported refugee family returns

Four members of a refugee family who were controversially deported during the weekend were … [READ MORE...]

Frøya leaders give up windmill fight

Local leaders on the windswept island of Frøya in northwestern Norway have dropped their … [READ MORE...]

Leak may have set off hydrogen explosion

A preliminary report on the hydrogen explosion at a filling station in Sandvika earlier … [READ MORE...]

‘Best’ golf amateur turns pro

Norway's young and highly promising golfer Viktor Hovland shocked players and spectators … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Debt adds to the oil dependency threat

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's dependency on its oil and gas industry isn't the only thing threatening the economy. After a week of falling oil prices, state financial regulators are also sounding alarms over … [READ MORE]