Norwegian Air’s chief ready to retire

Speculation has been swirling for months over when the 72-year-old founder and chief executive of Norwegian Air would finally step down. Now Bjørn Kjos seems more keen to relinquish control, in an interview conducted during the Paris Air Show this week. “I really hope they (the board of holding company Norwegian Air Shuttle) find someone […]

Football star hopes for quick recovery

Caroline Graham Hansen scored the first of two winning goals for Norway’s women’s national football team at the World Cup in France Monday night, only to injure her ankle after a collision with a South Korean opponent. Now she, the rest of the team and thousands of Norwegian fans are hoping for a quick recovery. […]

Braathen to take over at DNB

Norway’s largest bank, DNB, has tapped its chief financial officer to become its chief executive. Kjerstin Braathen, who’s worked for DNB for 20 years, vows to maintain the bank’s dominant position after taking over the helm from a retiring Rune Bjerke. “Kjerstin has all the qualifications to do a better job than me,” said Bjerke, […]

Skier Kristoffersen drops sponsor appeal

Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway’s disgruntled slalom skier who sued the national ski federation for restricting his private sponsorships, has decided not to appeal his loss in the county court. He’s also agreed to a new contract with the national ski team. “There’s a time for everything and now we’ll start fresh,” Kristoffersen stated. “It’s tough to […]

Mayor harassed, ministers shocked

Norwegian leaders right up to the prime minister’s office were shocked to hear this week about how opponents of road tolls (bompenger) in the Stavanger area have harassed a local mayor and her family. Now the government mnister in charge of local governments is calling in the leaders of all political parties to address what she […]

Royal heir returns to public school

Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s parents caught lots of criticism when they pulled her out of the local public school and enrolled her in the expensive and exclusive Oslo International School in Bærum. Now the Royal Palace has announced that the heir to Norway’s throne wants to spend her last year of junior high school at a […]

Crown Prince backs climate strikes

Thousands of Norwegian school students were mounting demonstrations around the country again on Friday, to demand that politicians do more to stop climate change. Now they’ve won the support of Crown Prince Haakon, who told a German magazine this week that he thinks the school climate strikes taking place around the world are “enormously important.” […]

No World Cup for the world’s best

Norwegian football player Ada Hegerberg has proved once again that she’s the best in the world, but she won’t be playing for Norway in the upcoming World Cup. A long-running conflict between Hegerberg and Norwegian football officials meant that the Norwegian women’s national football team assembled for training this week without her. “I miss playing […]

US professor wins the Abel Prize

She admits to being something of a loner who wanted a job where she wouldn’t have to work with other people. On Tuesday, though, Professor Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck was awarded the world’s leading prize in mathematics in front of lots of people, including Norway’s monarch. “I think about it (mathematical problems) all the time,” the […]

Princess stirs up more controversy

It had been unusually quiet around Norway’s Princess Martha Louise, whose own father, King Harald, warned her new then-husband back in 2001 to always expect the unexpected. Now the since-divorced member of the royal family is embarking on a tour called “The Princess and the Shaman,” offering advice on “how to get in touch with your […]