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Princess Martha Louise loses support

A majority of Norwegians no longer thinks Princess Martha Louise should represent the Royal Family in official duties. A new survey also found that only 13 percent think she should. That's record low support for any of the royals, and...

Ruud’s triumph reflects a new era

Norwegian athletes aren't just excelling in skiing any longer. Tennis player Casper Ruud is the latest to catapult to the top of his sport internationally, joining the ranks of other young Norwegian superstars in football, track and field, chess...

New football coach wins right away

Hege Riise had good reason to smile from ear to ear after her first victory as the new head coach of the Norwegian women's national football team. The victory also secured the team a spot in the World Cup...

Oslo leader also writes about Corona

The leader of Oslo's city government has joined the ranks of those feeling a need to offer their versions of how they dealt with the Corona crisis. Raymond Johansen of the Labour Party didn't always agree with how the...

Former health minister writes about Corona

Bent Høie became a calm and reassuring presence during the Corona crisis, turning up daily on radio and TV to gently but firmly urge Norwegians to follow his health ministry's instructions. Behind the scenes things were anything but calm,...

Party leader’s resignation spurs debate

Une Bastholm's recent and sudden resignation as leader of Norway's Greens Party (MDG) didn't only surprise colleagues and spark debate over the party's policy. It also set off debate over why it's still so much more difficult for a...

Young Ingebrigtsen is finally satisfied

Norway's newest World Champion athlete has been viewed as "cocky and arrogant" once again, but feels he's been misunderstood. Jakob Ingebrigtsen insists he simply wants to do his best, and was only happy after he won a gold medal...

Search on for new women’s coach

He'd claimed he had no intention of quitting, but after two disastrous results at the Women's European Championships in England, head coach Martin Sjögren ended up being dismissed by Norway's national football federation (NFF). Now he's downplaying his departure...

‘Relax, she’s only 4th in line…

... to the throne in Norway." That's how one of Norway's most respected commentators summed up the news this week that Princess Martha Louise plans, as expected, to marry an American who calls himself "Shaman Durek" and has supported...

New leader for the new MUNCH

Few were surprised when Tone Hansen was chosen earlier this month to be the new director of Oslo's still-new Munch Museum (MUNCH). She's been a highly respected and central figure in Norwegian cultural circles for years, and now she's...

Kygo ran into some tax trouble

UPDATED: Norwegian tax authorities placed a heavy tax claim this month on electronic music pioneer Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported this week that he earned NOK 46.2 million in 2020 but apparently forgot...

Curling star dies at 50

Thomas Ulsrud won lots of attention for his team's flashy pants at the Winter Olympics, but also for his near-legendary skills in the sport of curling. On Tuesday evening Ulsrud died at age 50 after what Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)...

PST boss comes under fire

The leader of Norway's police intelligence unit PST, Hans Sverre Sjøvold, has landed in trouble again over his earlier illegal possession of weapons, now over how he let subordinates in the Oslo Police Department get rid of them for...

Football star indicted for tax evasion

Norway's economic crimes unit Økokrim has indicted one of Norway's most high-profile former professional football players for criminal tax evasion. John Carew is accused of failing to pay around NOK 5.4 million in taxes on his income and personal fortune. Various...

Women’s football team reunited

Norway's national women's football team is back on a roll, after settling a long conflict with star player Ada Hegerberg and getting its captain Maren Mjelde in place after a serious knee injury. Norway beat Kosovo late last week...

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