Latest Corona-related news in brief:

NORWAY'S DEATH TOLL FROM THE CORONA VIRUS hit 108 on Thursday, after three more patients diagnosed with Covid-19 died in Asker, Drammen and Lillehammer. The number of people testing positive to the virus, meanwhile, passed 6,000 … [READ MORE...]

Lots to be learned from earlier crises

NEWS ANALYSIS: It's almost eerie how Norway has had to mark significant anniversaries of three major crises just in the past two weeks, and right in the middle of the current Corona virus crisis. Valuable … [READ MORE]

Market slides amid oil price drama

The last day of trading prior to Norway's five-day Easter holidays ended with the Oslo Stock Exchange's main index falling 1.34 percent, to 734.38. The Norwegian market once again was influenced by an oil price … [READ MORE]

Speeding zooms in the Corona crisis

There's been an alarming acceleration in the numbers of Norwegian motorists caught driving at high rates of speed in recent weeks. Oslo police point to a marked decline in traffic during the Corona crisis that … [READ MORE]

Norway cleared to gradually reopen

Prime Minister Erna Solberg held another press conference on Tuesday, and had some welcome news: Norway can gradually begin to reopen from April 20, even though most Corona virus containment measures will … [READ MORE]

Empty urban spaces illustrate the crisis

PHOTO FEATURE: Spring has arrived in the Norwegian capital, where sidewalks, outdoor cafés and other public spaces would normally be packed with people out enjoying the sunny weather. Oslo is instead … [READ MORE]

Cash support wins Parliament’s nod

Business owners all over Norway heaved a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday, after Parliament approved its largest package of expenditures ever. They involve emergency measures aimed at warding off … [READ MORE]


NATO chief also working from home

NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has first-hand experience in dealing … [READ MORE...]

Curtain falls for Eurovision entry

Ulrikke Brandstorp was supposed to be Norway's entry in this year's annual … [READ MORE...]

New Oil Fund boss can also cook

The executive board of Norway's central bank surprised just about everyone on … [READ MORE...]

Expat psychologist on surviving Corona

Clinical psychologist Nicola McCaffrey has been tending to the needs of … [READ MORE...]


Norway eyes major boost in Corona testing

Norwegian health authorities hope to be testing as many as 100,000 people a week by the … [READ MORE...]

Scores go defiantly shopping in Sweden

Police and customs agents at Norway's biggest border crossing point say they were … [READ MORE...]

Plans approved for huge wind energy project

Norway's Oil & Energy Ministry approved development plans on Wednesday for Equinor's … [READ MORE...]

Storm slams into Lofoten

Another powerful late-winter storm was causing all kinds of trouble in Nordland County and … [READ MORE...]

Tax filing deadline nears

Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians are likely to spend at least some of the Easter … [READ MORE...]

Hurtigruten extends its halt in cruise operations

Norway's famed coastal voyage firm Hurtigruten announced Monday that it's extending its … [READ MORE...]


Skiers took crisis home from Tyrol

It isn't migrants, refugees or terrorists who ended up posing the biggest threat and bringing the greatest crisis to Norway since World War II. It landed at airports around the country in early March, when more … [READ MORE]