Latest Corona-related news in brief:

NORWAY AIMS TO GET MORE PEOPLE VACCINATED by increasing the interval between the first and second shots. The government is extending it from six to 12 weeks, meaning everyone aged 18-45 will now be offered vaccine five weeks … [READ MORE...]

DNB profits soothe its ‘PR catastrophe’

DNB, Norway's biggest bank, suffered a humiliating barrage of fury earlier this month from potential customers at Sbanken who don't want anything to do with it. DNB's latest jump in pre-tax profits this week, … [READ MORE]

Earnings boost a sagging Equinor

Twenty years after Norway partially privatized its biggest state-owned firm Statoil, the company now known as Equinor could once again deliver strong first-quarter earnings this week. Now the company needs to … [READ MORE]

Farmers demand billions in support

Norwegian farmers' two major lobbying organizations have handed over demands for NOK 2.1 billion in taxpayer support for the year ahead, spread over cost coverage, higher prices for their products and direct … [READ MORE]

Shooting tied to financial conflict

Police have tied a dramatic and fatal shooting on a fashionable street in Oslo Wednesday morning to a financial and legal conflict between the assailant and the woman he's charged with killing. He owed her more … [READ MORE]

Oslo prepares to gradually reopen

Oslo's city government leader Raymond Johansen confirmed on Tuesday that the Norwegian capital is getting ready to "gradually" reopen in a "controlled" manner, but not just yet. It will be awhile before stores, … [READ MORE]

SV hurls abortion law back into play

NEWS ANALYSIS: Backed by his party's best public opinion polls in years, Audun Lysbakken strutted self-confidence when he opened the Socialist Left (SV)'s annual national meeting late last week. By the time it … [READ MORE]

Officers want some chiefs to resign

Norway's defense establishment has suffered a string of accidents and embarrassment in recent years. Now a group of naval officers are calling for the resignations or firings of Defense Minister Frank … [READ MORE]

Expats turned away at Norway’s border

Residency rules for non-citizens in Norway have been tightened dramatically during the past few months of the Corona crisis, as a means of halting imported infection. That's left some foreign citizens locked … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Skavlan bows out of the spotlight

Norwegian talk show host Fredrik Skavlan is calling it quits after 25 years of … [READ MORE...]

Prime minister loses support

Conservatives leader Erna Solberg has ranked as a highly popular prime minister … [READ MORE...]

MP indicted on fraud charges

A Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party has been indicted on charges of … [READ MORE...]

Oil Minister ill with Covid-19

Norway's Oil Minister Tina Bru is among the record numbers of Norwegians testing … [READ MORE...]

FOR THE RECORD

Two men killed in avalanche

Another avalanche crashed down a mountainside in the popular skiing destination of Lyngen … [READ MORE...]

Murder victim was an interpreter

Police released the identity on Friday of a 51-year-old woman who was gunned down on a … [READ MORE...]

Digital celebrations for May 1st holiday

Norway's Labour Day holiday on the 1st of May is normally celebrated with lots of … [READ MORE...]

Convicted child killer won’t be released

An appeals court in Oslo has ruled that Viggo Kristiansen, convicted and sentenced in the … [READ MORE...]

Woman shot and killed in Frogner

UPDATED: A woman was shot and killed on a street in Oslo's fashionable neighbourhood of … [READ MORE...]

Forcibly merged regions seek divorce

Fully two-thirds of the residents of Norway's new giant county of Viken want to reverse … [READ MORE...]

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‘Atlantic Crossing’ crosses the Atlantic

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) has confirmed that its dramatization of Crown Princess Martha's role during World War II is "mostly fiction." The NRK series Atlantic Crossing is now being aired on PBS' venerable … [READ MORE]