Profit plunge puts pressure on Posten

They tried to put the best possible spin on their results, even claiming that "we had a lot to celebrate in 2018" with some new markets growing. Top management at Norway's postal service Posten … [READ MORE...]

Teenage criminals worry police most

Police have already claimed that juvenile crime, often violent and involving stabbings, was their biggest problem in Oslo last year. It still is, and it's spreading nationwide, with boys as young as 10 included … [READ MORE]

Finnmark mining protests underway

Government ministers arriving for the weekly Council of State at the Royal Palace on Friday were met by noisy and angry demonstrators, protesting their decision last week to allow a controversial mining and … [READ MORE]

Critics rage against new Amundsen film

Roald Amundsen remains one of Norway's greatest heroes, a polar explorer who brought pride and fame to a newly independent country at the turn of the 20th century. A new film about him premiered nationwide in … [READ MORE]

Central bank chief backs oil industry

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's oil industry and its supportive Norwegian government have won backing from the country's central bank chief to keep on pumping and looking for more offshore oil and gas reserves. In an … [READ MORE]

Sparks fly over Finnmark mining

While local elected officials were celebrating with cake, protests poured in over the Conservative state government's decision on Thursday to finally allow mining operations on a mountain plateau in Finnmark. … [READ MORE]

China’s ambassador leaves in a storm

Wang Min, China's ambassador to Norway since 2016, is due to bid farewell King Harald V on Friday and leave the country, just after Norwegian intelligence agencies have branded China as a major security threat. … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Kristoffersen wins first World Championship

Henrik Kristoffersen, a 24-year-old skier from Rælingen outside Oslo, finally … [READ MORE...]

Giske may make a comeback

Trond Giske, the former top Labour Party politician toppled by sexual harassment … [READ MORE...]

Prime minister’s spouse fends off cancer

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and her husband, Sindre Finnes, were on Norway's … [READ MORE...]

Magic moment for Norwegian skiers

Maybe training with the Norwegian military's special forces last spring helped … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Helicopter crash kills both on board

A man and woman in their 40s from Rogaland were killed when the helicopter they were … [READ MORE...]

Storms caused ‘enormous’ damage

Local officials and not least home- and vehicle owners were assessing the damage caused … [READ MORE...]

Yacht owner flew doomed helicopter

Norway's accident investigations board has delivered its final report on a near-fatal … [READ MORE...]

Norway won snow crab conflict

Norway's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Latvian fishing vessel that was … [READ MORE...]

Røkke’s tower can’t save the seas

Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke has been met with thumbs down from political … [READ MORE...]

PST criticizes counterpart’s data storage request

Norway's state intelligence gathering agency PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjenesten) isn't … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Politicians defy opposition to oil

NEWS ANALYSIS: Public debate over Norway's offshore oil and gas industry is gushing, just as production, profits and the government's granting of new exploration licenses are also reaching new heights. Top … [READ MORE]