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New faces propel Peace Prize process

The young new leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't the only fresh face behind the Oslo-based process of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. Jørgen Watne Frydnes has another new colleague on the committee and now its five members also...

Sami demonstrators cleared in court

All of the 18 Sami demonstrators who'd refused to pay fines for ignoring police orders to end their occupation of a government ministry last year were acquitted by the Oslo County Court on Tuesday. One of their lawyers called...

Labour union leader claims ‘big victory’

After months of heated debate over record-high executive compensation and an unwillingness to share company profits with workers, Norwegian union leaders have been fighting back. They scored what's being called "a big victory" on Sunday, after industrial employers finally...

Defense build-up takes shape

NEWS ANALYSIS: First came news this week that far more young Norwegians face an expanded military draft. Then came confirmation that the Andøya air station in Northern Norway will be revived as a base for long-range surveillance drones, before...

Metal stars shined on Easter Inferno

Dark forces from around the world gathered in Oslo for what's become an Easter tradition as solid as any: Norway's Inferno Metal Festival, with 60 bands treating fans (and each other) to four fearsome but friendly days of screamingly...

Billions set to save historic churches

Fewer Norwegians took part in last week's Easter church services around the country, but the churches themselves are widely viewed as an important part of Norway's cultural heritage. Now the government plans to invest around NOK 500 million a...

King Harald’s sick leave extended

Norway's elderly monarch, King Harald V, won't be back at work until at least April 22, after doctors extended his ongoing sick leave after an infection earlier this year by two more weeks. Staff at the Royal Palace announced...

Ramadan decorations stirred debate

A decision by Oslo's new Conservatives-led city government to decorate the street outside City Hall for Ramadan this year has stirred debate, also as the month-long Muslim fasting period draws to an end. The goal was to promote fellowship,...

Parliament reopened after threats

Police cordoned off Norway's Parliament building (Stortinget) on Wednesday after two "unclear threats" raised security concerns. It was pretty much business as usual inside, though, and three government ministers didn't escape being grilled in the national assembly's weekly question...

Norway’s currency weakens again

UPDATED: The value of Norway's currency, the krone, fell once again at the end of the country's long Easter holiday. The latest decline came on Monday, when financial markets remained open in most of the rest of the world,...

Twilight time for ‘hytte’ building

After years of massive hytte construction in Norway that fed a craving for holiday homes, the market has tumbled and authorities are reining in building permits. It's mostly a result of supply and demand, but also rising concern over...

Mourners gather again after police identify murder-suicide victims

The historic Torpo Church in Ål was opening for mourners again on Tuesday, following a triple murder and suicide last weekend that shocked the small mountain community. Police revealed the identities Tuesday afternoon of all three victims of the...

Triple murder-suicide shocks small mountain community

UPDATED: The small Norwegian town of Ål in the mountains of Hallingdal was stunned during the weekend by another triple murder and suicide that left a family of four dead in their own home. It's the latest in a...

Sharper ‘exit tax’ draws both praise and complaints

Norway's left-center government is trying to crack down on wealthy Norwegians who move abroad mostly to avoid the country's controversial annual tax on net worth. Anyone relocating to Switzerland or other countries with a lower tax burden will now...

‘Russ’ partying ‘out of control’

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is cracking down on Norway's high school graduation party season known as russ. Alarmed over how pornography, drugs and enormous amounts of money have infiltrated traditional celebrations, he's ordering changes in how and when...

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