Latest Corona-related news in brief:

MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE IN TRONDHEIM are in quarantine this week, fully 800 of them after they visited a bar called "Lille London" last weekend and may have been infected by a particularly contagious strain of the Corona … [READ MORE...]

Norway joins new Russia sanctions

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide confirmed on Thursday that Norway is attaching itself to new sanctions that the European Union (EU) is imposing against top officials in Russia. It means Norway faces … [READ MORE]

Russian ‘downturn’ long time coming

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the opposition in Parliament, could agree on at least one thing on Wednesday: Russian cyber attacks on Members of Parliament and its … [READ MORE]

‘Historic’ reaction to Russian hacking

The Norwegian government is mounting what commentators are calling an "historic" reaction against Russia. It was front-page news on Wednesday after Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide blamed Norway's neighbour … [READ MORE]

Won public’s trust before free vaccine

Health Minister Bent Høie and his colleagues from the state health directorate and public health institute have all seen their public reputations soar, according to an annual survey released Tuesday. That … [READ MORE]

Northerners defend Nordland gateway

An overwhelming majority of Norwegians have defended a symbolic gateway to Northern Norway that stands just north of the Nordland county line. They firmly reject a local university lecturer's proposal that it … [READ MORE]

Oil ministers face Equinor grilling, too

A long string of Norwegian oil ministers from across political party lines also have some explaining to do, regarding huge losses at state oil company Equinor. They formally serve as representatives of the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Norway hails rebel-author Bjørneboe

KRISTIANSAND: Norwegians are marking 100 years of their controversial author … [READ MORE...]

King Harald’s heart surgery ‘went well’

UPDATED: King Harald V was back in the hospital this week after doctors decided … [READ MORE...]

Sports stars grab lots of attention

Rarely have Norwegian athletes grabbed so much international attention outside … [READ MORE...]

Another ex-minister took the stand

One of the most bizarre court cases in Norwegian history has entered its fourth … [READ MORE...]

FOR THE RECORD

Police accused of sexual harassment

Norway's state police force is run by women, as is the state police academy. That hasn't … [READ MORE...]

Hurtigruten service cut even more

Norway's deeply troubled coastal shipping line Hurtigruten has already cut service from 11 … [READ MORE...]

High court boosts MP’s jail term

Norway's Supreme Court has added four months to the jail term handed down to Mazyar … [READ MORE...]

King Harald released from the hospital

Doctors at Norway's national hospital (Rikshospitalet) think King Harald V was doing well … [READ MORE...]

Electric car caught fire while recharging

A brand-new Polestar electric car caught fire while recharging outside the home of its new … [READ MORE...]

National football team bounces back

After a crushing defeat against Serbia last week that ruined their chances of playing in … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Corona truce over, budget battle begins

Finance Minister Jan Tore Sanner presented his first state budget on behalf of the government on Wednesday, claiming it was aimed at bringing Norway out of the Corona virus crisis. Opposition parties led off by … [READ MORE]