Wildflowers radiant after the drought

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway's fields of of wildflowers known as blomsterenga have been blossoming even more beautifully than usual this summer. Experts cite last year's drought, which "stressed" both plants and trees … [READ MORE...]

Women’s murderers sentenced to death

Norway generally condemns death sentences, but those handed out to three men convicted of having murdered two young Scandinavian women on holiday in Morocco seemed to be well-received on Thursday. A fourth man … [READ MORE]

Farmers ready to reap bumper crops

Norwegian farmers seem to be going from famine to feast this year, with optimal weather conditions yielding what are expected to be record large crops. It’s a sharp contrast from last year’s drought, which … [READ MORE]

Krekar held in custody, faces extradition

A Norwegian court has ordered Islamic cleric Mullah Krekar to be held in custody for at least four weeks, pending extradition to Italy. Italian officials confirmed on Wednesday that they now want Norway to … [READ MORE]

Krekar convicted, arrested in Oslo

Norway's most controversial refugee, Mullah Krekar, was under arrest in Oslo on Tuesday after being seized by the Norwegian police intelligence agency PST and held on the request of Italian authorities. His … [READ MORE]

‘Code of Conduct’ for Lofoten tourists

UPDATED: "Welcome to Lofoten," but follow some rules, read signs and brochures now greeting tourists who flock to the scenic archipelago in Northern Norway during the summer months. Residents and officials have … [READ MORE]

Norway hesitates over Iran response

The Norwegian government is still mulling over a request from the US for a military "contribution" towards boosting security in the waters off Iran. It won't be easy for Norway to say "no," but skepticism is … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Real estate tycoon honeymoons at 95

Norway’s 95-year-old real estate investor and hotel tycoon Olav Thon has been on … [READ MORE...]

New chief takes the helm at Norwegian

It's official: Bjørn Kjos stepped down as chief executive of Norwegian Air on … [READ MORE...]

Critics lash out at Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen has been playing brilliantly lately, but … [READ MORE...]

Solberg slides into a summer slump

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prime Minister Erna Solberg made a point of noting that her … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Norwegians eating less red meat

Around one out of every four Norwegians say they're choosing to eat less meat because of … [READ MORE...]

Askøy’s water declared safe to drink

Residents of the West Coast community of Askøy can finally drink their water again. After … [READ MORE...]

Huge growth predicted for Dovre trains

The Swedish transport company SJ Norge is predicting as much as 45 percent passenger … [READ MORE...]

Venezuelan talks continue

Norway's foreign ministry, which has been involved in efforts to resolve the political … [READ MORE...]

Asylum applications drop to new low

Only 982 asylum seekers arrived in Norway during the first half of this year, the lowest … [READ MORE...]

Long-distance swim turned dramatic

Organizers of a long-distance swim over the Oslo Fjord were facing criticism this week, … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Debt adds to the oil dependency threat

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's dependency on its oil and gas industry isn't the only thing threatening the economy. After a week of falling oil prices, state financial regulators are also sounding alarms over … [READ MORE]