Latest Corona-related news in brief:

THE NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT FINALLY SEEMS to be listening to all its critics and willing to relent on some of its toughest anti-infection measures, but only if health authorities issue such recommendations later this week. After a … [READ MORE...]

Critics lash out at health minister

Ingvild Kjerkol of the Labour Party had some big shoes to fill when she took over as health minister from the Conservatives' Bent Høie last fall. Both Høie and former Prime Minister Erna Solberg generally … [READ MORE]

‘The risk of a conflict with Russia is real’

The foreign ministers of NATO member countries including Norway have rejected Russia's demands that Ukraine forever be denied membership in the defense alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed … [READ MORE]

Electricity demand puts rivers at risk

Rising demand for electricity and its record-high rates this winter are suddenly prompting Norwegian politicians to consider sacrificing even protected rivers and waterfalls for energy relief. On Wednesday a … [READ MORE]

Government loses its voters’ support

The first public opinion poll of the New Year shows how tens of thousands of Norwegian voters are unhappy with their government. Both the Labour and Center parties have already lost many of the voters who … [READ MORE]

Infection on board Hurtigruten again

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal voyage line that's expanded internationally, confirmed on Monday that three passengers on board its expedition ship Roald Amundsen had tested positive for the Corona virus. … [READ MORE]

F16 fighter jets fly into the sunset

PHOTO FEATURE: After decades of service, it's twilight time for Norway's fleet of F16 fighter jets. They're being steadily replaced by new F35 fighter jets and taken out of service, but not without some … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Justice minister paid too little tax

Emilie Enger Mehl, Norway's 28-year-old justice minister from the Center Party, … [READ MORE...]

‘Harald & Sonja’ film wins funding

The long-supressed romance between Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja, and … [READ MORE...]

Tutu lost respect for Norway

As Norwegians paid their respects this week to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, … [READ MORE...]

Stoltenberg keen to lead central bank

Jens Stoltenberg has, as expected, added his name to the list of applicants … [READ MORE...]

FOR THE RECORD

Warnings posted for heavy rain, avalanches

Norway's state meteorologists sent out warnings on Monday for an abrupt change in the … [READ MORE...]

Heavy snow set off lots of traffic accidents

There were so many traffic accidents around Southern Norway on Friday that the police … [READ MORE...]

Two arrested in kidnapping case

Two men in their 20s are in custody and another sought after a bizarre episode of violence … [READ MORE...]

Housing prices fell in December

Norway's red-hot housing market cooled down a bit in December, with prices on average … [READ MORE...]

Rough weather rammed Northern Norway

Residents of Northern Norway had to deal with a stormy beginning to the New Year, with … [READ MORE...]

Two charged with murder in Haugesund

The New Year had barely begun before Norway registered its first murder, in the west coast … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway boosts its northern defense

As sabre-rattling continues between Russia and NATO, Norway has been strengthening its northern defense but also engaging in joint Russian-Norwegian inspections of each other's military hardware and personnel. … [READ MORE]