Fourth Viking ship called ‘sensational’

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Viking ship, burial mounds and Iron Age homes right next to the busy E6 freeway near Halden in southeast Norway. The discovery is already being hailed as … [READ MORE...]

Flash floods sweep through valleys

UPDATED: Torrential rains and a freak rise in temperatures that rapidly melted snow in Western Norway led to flash flooding during the weekend, forcing evacuations and causing widespread damage in many mountain … [READ MORE]

King to speak up while in China

Norway's King Harald V was winning praise after he said he would bring up human rights concerns during a meeting with China's authoritarian president Xi Jinping this week. Norway's leader of Amnesty … [READ MORE]

Analysts mixed on stock market fall

The Oslo Stock Exchange was battered this week like other stock markets around the world, following Wednesday's dives in the US and Asia. One major Norwegian investor advised against doing any "bottom fishing" … [READ MORE]

Budgeted refugees ‘not nearly enough’

Several humanitarian organizations don't think Norway's conservative government has budgeted for nearly enough refugees next year. They want Norway to accept, and finance, far more than the 3,000 proposed in … [READ MORE]

Munch lithographs snatched in Oslo

Police in Oslo released photos of two lithographs by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch on Thursday, revealing that they'd been stolen some time ago. They were reluctant to release details, but the owner's … [READ MORE]

Mountain threatens to crash down again

Never before has a long unstable mountainside towering over a valley in Romsdal been so threatening as this week. The few residents still living below it were facing their longest evacuation period … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Svindal wants to ski another season

Norway's veteran downhill skiing star Axel Lund Svindal had some good news for … [READ MORE...]

‘Several’ charged in attack on publisher

Norway's state police unit Kripos has charged "several" people in connection … [READ MORE...]

Moment of silence after MP’s death

All Members of Parliament and others in the elaborate chamber stood silently at … [READ MORE...]

Skavlan loses viewers back home

Norwegian talk show host Fredrik Skavlan quickly zoomed to Scandinavian stardom … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Mountain still moving, warnings maintained

State geologists were reporting "enormous speed" on Monday in the movement of an unstable … [READ MORE...]

Fatal stabbing in Oslo

A fatal stabbing in Oslo's Majorstua district set off a massive police response at midday … [READ MORE...]

Widerøe threatens route cancellations

The Norwegian airline serving small airports around the country claims that a new airline … [READ MORE...]

Munch Museum to stay open until move

Oslo's Munch Museum in the Tøyen area of Oslo will remain open through all of next year … [READ MORE...]

Coca-Cola threatens local drinks producer

The huge US-based Coca-Cola Company is threatening to sue a small Oslo beverage company, O … [READ MORE...]

Record warmth in Bergen

Summer apparently isn't over yet, with clear, sunny weather in much of Southern Norway and … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Poverty grabs the political spotlight

There's been a lot of talk lately about poverty in the world's wealthiest country. It's not the poverty that Norway's huge foreign aid budget hopes to alleviate but rather a relative sort that still exists in … [READ MORE]