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Disgraced biathlon boss sentenced to prison

Anders Besseberg, the Norwegian sports bureaucrat who headed the International Biathlon Union (IBU) for 25 years, has fallen victim to the expensive watches, prostitutes and hunting trips he accepted from foreign officials, mostly Russian. A court in Norway ruled...

Norwegian twins will open Eurovision, for Sweden

Marcus and Martinus Gunnarsen were 10-year-old twins when they won the junior version of Norway's Eurovision qualifier, Melodi Grand Prix, in 2012. They went on to become a pop phenomenon well beyond Norway's borders, and now they'll lead off Eurovision...

Nobel committee elects young leader

UPDATED: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, responsible for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, has elected its youngest leader ever: Jørgen Watne Frydnes, age 39, who led the revival of the Utøya terror site and first joined the committee in 2021...

Monarch hailed as a ‘moral authority’

Norway's King Harald V now ranks as Europe's oldest monarch, and he could celebrate his 87th birthday this week knowing that a solid majority of Norwegians support the monarchy. They also don't want him to abdicate like the Danish...

Norway bids ‘Lillebjørn’ good night

Norwegians of all ages mourn the passing of singer-songwriter Lillebjørn Nilsen, who died on January 27. He was 73. Nilsen was laid rest on Friday during a special ceremony at Oslo’s City Hall, in a public homage to his...

Sindre apologizes for latest ‘sin’

Sindre Finnes, the errant husband of former Prime Minister Erna Solberg, has admitted that he has used a prestigious Norwegian business title (siviløkonom) that he never earned. His wife has admitted that she knew he never turned in the...

Peace activist laid to rest in peace

Funeral services for Norwegian peace activist Fredrik S Heffermehl landed on a stormy winter day in Oslo on Wednesday, but that was arguably in keeping with Heffermehl's spirit. The late attorney and author stirred up plenty of storms himself,...

Norway mourns singer-poet Ole Paus

Funeral services for singer-songwriter Ole Paus were held at Oslo's Kulturkirken Jakob on Thursday, attended by scores of his artist colleagues and friends. Paus, often called a "National poet," was hailed for his songs of comfort, love and support...

Liberals’ leader travels to Taiwan

Guri Melby has long been an outspoken critic of China regarding human rights and respect for its neighbours. Now the leader of Norway's Liberal Party (Venstre) has become the first high-level Norwegian politician to make an official visit to...

Coach calls football fiasco ‘surreal’

Ståle Solbakken was viewed as a prime catch when Norway lured him back from Copenhagen and then extended his contract as head coach for the national men's football team. He has failed, however, to qualify Norway for either the...

Top politician caught shoplifting, again

The former leader of the Reds Party (Rødt), Bjørnar Moxnes, is out on sick leave after he was caught stealing several small items from a grocery store in Oslo during the past two months. He now admits to what...

Skiing federation ‘sorry’ Braathen quit over conflict

Norway's national skiing federation (Norges Skiforbund) claims it's "extremely surprised and sorry" that one of its top downhill racers, Lucas Braathen, abruptly quit the national team on Friday and ended his skiing career. Braathen claimed skiing was simply no...

Ex-premier’s spouse shares his shares

Sindre Finnes, husband of former Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg, is still in a heap of trouble over his extensive stock trading that subjected his wife to potential conflicts of interest. Now he's sent a 224-page list of all...

Solberg isn’t offering to quit

Former Prime Minister Erna Solberg, caught in an ongoing political drama involving her husband's stock trading, still wants to hang on to her post as leader of Norway's Conservative Party, and return as prime minister in 2025. She put...

Norway’s crown princess has grown up

Her transformation from rebellious T-shirt-clad single mother to taking on a major role in Norway's royal family has been tough. Crown Princess Mette-Marit could mark her recent 50th birthday, though, with a new sense of security at a huge...

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