Stabbing murder ‘a very serious case’

Police in Oslo have been releasing more details about a fatal stabbing on Monday that they say has turned into a “very serious case.” Preliminary autopsy reports show the victim was stabbed more than 20 times in his own home during what police think was an attempted burglary that went very wrong. The victim has […]

Norway cut losses in tax evasion scam

Investors and banks reportedly have managed for years to avoid paying tax on dividends in several European countries including Norway. The alleged swindle could have cost Norwegian taxpayers alone as much as NOK 350 million. An investigation conducted by cooperating European media revealed on Thursday that the alleged swindle may have cost several European countries’ […]

NATO forces no-drone zone

Norwegian police are warning of large fines for anyone caught sending drones or other aicraft into the area of central Norway where a huge NATO exercise is due to begin next week. A no-drone zone has been set up from Rena and Trysil in the south nearly to the coast across from Hitra in the […]

Norwegian charged with assault in Spain

A Norwegian man in his 50s has been jailed in Spain since Thursday, charged with sexual assault against a young woman. The man reportedly had traveled as an escort for a group of partying Norwegian high school students called russ. The so-called russ tours have caused problems in other areas of the Mediterranean, when partying […]

Stabbing tied to robbery same day

Police confirmed on Tuesday that they were investigating whether the fatal stabbing of a man in Oslo’s Majorstua district on Monday was tied to a robbery at knifepoint in the same area early that same morning. A bank employee arriving for work Monday morning was threatened with a knife and robbed of his mobile phone […]

Mountain still moving, warnings maintained

State geologists were reporting “enormous speed” on Monday in the movement of an unstable mountainside at Rauma in Romsdal. The portion of the mountain range known as Veslemannen shifted as much as a full meter, prompting officials to maintain “red alert” warnings of a major rockslide into the valley below. Heavy rain that also set […]

Fatal stabbing in Oslo

A fatal stabbing in Oslo’s Majorstua district set off a massive police response at midday on Monday. Armed police officers were searching for someone who fatally stabbed another person near the Majorstua elementary school. Details remained sketchy but a police spokeswoman stressed that the school was not directly affected by the stabbing. Police haven’t released […]

Widerøe threatens route cancellations

The Norwegian airline serving small airports around the country claims that a new airline passenger tax can result in major cuts in service to outlying areas. It’s threatening that routes in Finnmark and along the West Coast can be especially affected. The government’s recently proposed state budget includes new methods of calculating the tax that’s […]

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 and right up until its art is moved to its new museum building due to open in June 2020. “It’s extra important for us to stay open when the National Gallery closes its doors in January,” said the […]

Coca-Cola threatens local drinks producer

The huge US-based Coca-Cola Company is threatening to sue a small Oslo beverage company, O Mathisen AS, for infringing on its patent. Mathisen has been making and selling Tøyen-Cola, named after an eastside Oslo neighbourhood, but Coca-Cola is more concerned with protecting its drink called Sprite. Mathisen also has started producing and selling a soft […]