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New Corona medicine coming soon

NORWAY WILL BE ROLLING OUT A NEW MEDICINE next week that's expected to provide effective treatment to those at risk of becoming seriously ill with the Corona virus. The medicine, called Paxlovid, will only be made available to the...

Some progress amid Sami celebrations

Norway's indigenous Sami people could finally celebrate not only their cultural heritage but some recent accomplishments on their national day this past weekend. Challenges and frustration remain, however, as their struggle for respect and their battle against discrimination continue. Celebrations...

Corona, China take the fun out of ‘OL’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Much more than medals has been at stake in Norway during the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Norwegians call it simply "OL," and it's usually a festive occasion in a country full of winter sports...

No fairy tale with the Taliban in Oslo

NEWS ANALYSIS: It's either ironic or intentionally symbolic that Norway's new Labour-led government hosted highly controversial talks with the Taliban at an Oslo hotel named "Soria Moria." That's also the name of a hard-to-reach castle in a Norwegian fairy...

‘Broken promises’ fuel Russian tension

Norway and Russia have long managed to remain "good neighbours" along their border in the far north, also in Arctic waters. Now, however, several foreign policy experts think Norway's participation in what Russia perceives as threats to its security...

Norway boosts its northern defense

As sabre-rattling continues between Russia and NATO, Norway has been strengthening its northern defense but also engaging in joint Russian-Norwegian inspections of each other's military hardware and personnel. The goal, according to the Norwegian military, is to build up...

‘Look to Norway?’ Not right now…

NEWS ANALYSIS: Many Norwegians are proud of how the legendary US president, Franklin D Roosevelt, once urged Americans to "look to Norway" for inspiration during World War II. Now many may hope the world is looking the other way,...

Changes ahead for NewsInEnglish.no

This is a "Letter from the Editor" of sorts, addressed especially to readers who've followed NewsInEnglish.no since its launch in 2009. I'd like to thank you for your interest in views and news from Norway, and mention that the...

Experts want to move the ice edge

As Norway continues to allow more oil drilling in the Arctic to find new sources of both oil and gas, researchers want to expand the so-called "ice edge zone" that aims to protect sensitive Arctic areas. They want maximum...

‘Norway can’t afford Nobel Peace Prize’

That's the ironic headline Berit Reiss-Andersen, leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, jokes about seeing after newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) revealed financial problems at the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm and the Nobel Institute in Oslo. Andersen's biggest problem, though, is...

Two centuries of flag-waving

NEWS ANALYSIS: It's been 200 years since Norway got the red, white and blue flag that Norwegians need few excuses to fly. On Constitution Day on the 17th of May the flag is everywhere, but throughout its history Norway's...

Objections explode over US presence

A steady rise in the presence of US troops and military equipment on Norwegian soil looks set to reach a new high, setting off a torrent of objections and angry commentary in both local and national media. Critics claim...

Airlines fly into an uncertain market

Norwegian Air has managed to attract new core investors willing to put up around NOK 6 billion in fresh capital, all aimed at finally clearing the long-struggling airline for a new take-off. Several other rival airlines are also keen...

‘Atlantic Crossing’ crossed 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 has now been aired on PBS' venerable Masterpiece Theater in the US, where hundreds...

‘Exit’ chauvinists set new TV record

UPDATED: They're back for a second season: Four of the most egotistical, money-hungry, power-grabbing and glaringly cocky men that Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) could dream up for its hit TV series called Exit. Now they've also managed to draw NRK's...

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