Latest Corona-related news in brief:

NORWAY HAS BEGUN ITS SECOND ROUND of vaccinations for those who already have received their first shot. Now, however, the state public health institute is unsure whether two shots of the vaccine will be enough. State … [READ MORE...]

King quietly marks 30 years on throne

It's been 30 years since King Harald V became Norway's monarch after his father, the popular King Olav, suffered a fatal heart attack while watching the Gulf War break out live on TV. Now the world is in the … [READ MORE]

Ex-minister’s partner guilty as charged

The long-time live-in partner of former Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara was found guilty on Friday of making repeated and false threats, not only against him but also against two of his political colleagues in … [READ MORE]

Search resumes for more slide victims

Two weeks after a deadly landslide swallowed homes in a small town northeast of Oslo, efforts were resuming this week to find the last three victims still missing and presumed dead. Survivors have been moving … [READ MORE]

Norwegian ends its long-haul service

Norwegian Air confirmed on Thursday that it's dropping its intercontinental long-haul routes and will instead concentrate on flights in the Nordic region. Around 2,000 employees are losing their … [READ MORE]

Imported infection now biggest threat

Local officials around Norway are sounding alarms over surprisingly high numbers of Norwegians who've been out traveling in recent weeks, and brought Corona virus infection home with them. Thousands of foreign … [READ MORE]

Housing sales and prices set records

Even in the midst of the Corona crisis, or perhaps because of it, Norwegians bought and sold homes at levels that set new records for both prices and sales volume last year. Never before have so many residences … [READ MORE]

Hunt is on for latest meteor in Norway

Lots of people in and around the small town of Løten in Southern Norway could both see and hear that a meteor landed somewhere in the vicinity last week. Now the search is on to find it, a job made difficult by … [READ MORE]

Corona aid extended well into 2021

The Norwegian government, under pressure from Parliament, has decided to extend both state-financed unemployment benefits and compensation for business losses caused by Corona containment measures. All workers … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Thin ice killed an environmental activist

UPDATED: Norwegian environmentalists were mourning the death this week of Kurt … [READ MORE...]

Premier retains her popularity

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been firmly guiding Norway through its worse … [READ MORE...]

Johaug cuts her ties to Huawei

Professional cross-country skier Therese Johaug seems to have given in to strong … [READ MORE...]

Court sentences skier Northug to jail

Norway's former champion skier Petter Northug was sentenced on Monday to seven … [READ MORE...]

FOR THE RECORD

Five confirmed dead in hytte fire

UPDATED: Yet another tragedy hit Norway over the weekend, when fire swept through a hytte … [READ MORE...]

Another meteor lands in Norway

There's been more unusual noise and strong light in the night sky, this time around … [READ MORE...]

Disney puts the spotlight on Svalbard

The nature film unit of entertainment giant Disney is preparing a new documentary on how … [READ MORE...]

Pastors end strike after prayers answered

The labour organization representing pastors in the Norwegian Church ended a month-long … [READ MORE...]

More wolves shot in Norway

Norway is in the midst of yet another state-authorized wolf hunt, aimed at reducing the … [READ MORE...]

Skiers hail American winner

Norway's national ski teams didn't take part in the tough long-distance Tour de Ski this … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Citizenship delays frustrate applicants

Permanent foreign residents now eligible for dual citizenship in Norway have become surprised, frustrated and even angry over how difficult and time-consuming the process has turned out to be. Lengthy delays at … [READ MORE]