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‘God jul’ holiday wishes from Oslo

There's no snow in Norway's capital as the Christmas holidays set in, just another example of how nothing seems to be like it should be this year. Lots of traditions, from large family gatherings to concerts and even Christmas...

The autumn leaves, of red and gold

SEE THE VIDEO: They've been drifting past windows, or even framing them. It's that time of year in Norway, when the nights are cold, the days somewhat warmer but brisk, and the fall colours breathtaking. Here's a video of...

‘With respect and deep gratitude’

PHOTO FEATURE: The weather could only be described as glorious when Norwegians gathered in Oslo on Liberation Day to remember their military veterans and war heroes on the 73rd anniversary of Norway's liberation from Nazi German occupation. Merchant marine...

Sun worshippers find Opera’s light

It's long been a status symbol for many Norwegians to return to school or work with a suntan after the Easter holidays. These city slickers in Oslo who hadn't traveled to the mountains for spring skiing, or to warmer southern climes, found...

Guests galore at royal garden party

PHOTO FEATURE: King Harald and Queen Sonja hosted a garden party on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Oslo on Thursday, that's bound to go down in the history books. The event was part of a series of celebrations marking...

Owls get nesting help in Aremark

PHOTO FEATURE: It's high season for nesting birds in Norway, and many Norwegians are more than happy to help their feathered friends provide for the next generation. Among them is Ole Lagerholt of Aremark in Southern Norway, who has...

‘Godt nyttår,’ Happy New Year to all our readers

As the sun set not only on Oslo's Aker Brygge on New Year's Eve but also on 2014, we'd like to wish our readers "godt nyttår" from our base here in Norway's capital, and share a few more holiday photos. This...

Tall Ships sail on, despite terror threat

PHOTO FEATURE: Dozens of the most graceful and historic vessels in the world have been sailing along Norway's coast this month, as the annual Tall Ships Races called first at Fredrikstad in the south and then, this week, sailed into Bergen....

Foreign minister talks shop in India

Foreign Minister Børge Brende browsed souvenir stalls in New Delhi before getting down to more important business in the Indian capital on Monday. Brende is attending an Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), a 51-country forum promoting dialogue between Asia and...

Public warms up to contested park

PHOTO FEATURE: "Fantastic," "monumental" and "bordello" are among phrases tossed about in Norwegian media lately to describe the new Ekeberg Park opening this week in Oslo. See some of it yourself in this series of photos taken before all...

Looking beyond the destruction

PHOTO FEATURE: Two years after a bomber attacked Norway's government complex in Oslo, Norwegians could finally see for themselves how the buildings held up. State officials hosted an unusual "open house" that resulted in a weekend of reflection for...

Campaigning, Norwegian style

PICTURE STORY: The political party booths that popped up in downtown Oslo late this summer have been busy during the past week, as Norwegians wander along the capital's main boulevard, Karl Johans Gate, and chat with politicians ahead of...

Stoltenberg opened new glacier center

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg recently attended the grand opening of  a new visitor's center at the entrance to the Jostedal Glacier National Park in the county of Sogn og Fjordane. It replaces the previous visitor's center that burned down...

Eide strengthens ties with Indonesia

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide and his Indonesian colleague Marty Natalegawa agreed to form a joint commission on Wednesday, paving the way for increased cooperation in areas of mutual interest to the two resource-rich countries. Following talks in Jakarta on...

Holmås sees pirates of the Indian Ocean

Development Minister Heikki Holmås met convicted pirates in a Seychelles prison on June 28. Holmås visited the island-state to sign an agreement providing for imprisonment in the Seychelles of pirates detained by the Norwegian frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen, which...

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