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Drammen fends off racism claims

Engaged residents of Drammen, especially the leader of its youth council, blame their own city politicians for stirring up claims that their culturally diverse city southwest of Oslo had become racist. "Everyone who lives here knows that Drammen is...

‘Everyday racism’ common in Norway

A new survey indicates that more than half of all Norwegians think "everyday racism," characterized by derogatory ethnic-related remarks, is widespread in Norway. That shows how racism remains a problem, but also that more Norwegians are aware of it. The...

Norway called in Russia’s ambassador

The Norwegian government summoned Russia's longtime ambassador to Norway to its foreign ministry in Oslo on Tuesday. Norwegian officials wanted what they called "a conversation" after "the tragic death" of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny late last week. The...

Drammen accused of refugee racism

Last week's vote by the Drammen City Council to only accept refugees from Ukraine has set off charges of discrimination and racism, and left at least one local politician in tears. Now it's up to the regional authority to...

Norway blames Putin for critic’s death

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre didn't mince any words when reacting to the reported death of Alexei Navalny, jailed leader of the Russian opposition and Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest critic. Nor did Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide...

Support for Ukraine flies high

Norwegians remain firmly behind giving as much support to Ukraine as possible. A solid majority backs Norwegian government programs that offer both military and humanitarian aid, while Ukrainians in Norway call for even more. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) and Norway's largest...

Winds of war blow over Norway

NEWS ANALYSIS: Questions are flying in Norway over an issue that seemed unthinkable just 10 years ago: Whether Norway is, or should be, prepared for war on its own home turf. Most agree Norway needs to rapidly rebuild its...

Threat levels highest in decades

Norway's national security- and intelligence agencies released their evaluations of threats against Norway on Monday, and they're the highest and most serious in decades. China and Norway's neighbouring Russia still pose the biggest threats, they claim, while the threat...

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