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Inflation declines, but food prices rise

Norway's consumer price index (CPI) fell for the fifth month in a row in May, aided by a sharp reduction in electricity rates and new car prices. The country's notoriously food prices, though, rose yet again and are likely...

More winter storms grip Norway

Storm warnings were posted once again from the far north to the most southerly portions of Norway, just as Norwegians were heading into the winter holiday weekend. Roads were already closing in Finnmark, ferries were cancelled in Kristiansand and flood...

Snow warnings posted for New Year

State meteorologists were predicting heavy snow and an unusually cold start to the New Year, especially in Southern Norway. Warnings of as much as a half-meter of snow were posted along the southern coast, especially in Agder, from Sunday...

Storm warnings up in Southern Norway

State meteorologists were warning Norwegians to brace for some of the most torrential rain in 25 years on Monday. An extreme weather system dubbed "Hans" was heading for the region, with much of the mountain area between Oslo and...

Nationwide strikes set to spread

Norway's largest trade union federations are already planning to expand the major strikes that began all over the country on Monday. Another 15,000 workers at a wide range of businesses will be pulled off their jobs on Friday, while...

Russian embassy workers expelled after posing a ‘threat’ to Norway

Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt minced few words when she announced on Thursday that 15 Russians working at the Russian Embassy in Oslo have been declared unwanted in Norway and ordered to leave the country. They're all believed to...

Happy holiday wishes from Oslo

After a turbulent 2022, we wish all our readers a more peaceful and prosperous year in 2023. NewsinEnglish.no/Nina Berglund

Warnings fly around the government

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and his finance minister, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, have been warning about tough times ahead for months. Now the public seems to be warning them: Another new poll has given opposition parties a solid majority in...

Teachers’ strike deadlocked

A major strike by teachers nationwide spread again on Monday, with 8,450 teachers currently out on picket lines and another 100 set to be pulled out of classrooms in Stavanger next Monday. The strike remains deadlocked despite several efforts...

War diverts cruiseships to Norway

Norway's northern city of Kirkenes has lost some expected cruiseship visits this summer because it's located so close to the Russian border. The rest of the country, however, is bracing for record-high cruise traffic since vessels can't or won't...

Military whistle blowers feel ignored

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) has unveiled more than 70 cases of how officers in Norwegian defense forces have been the target of serious complaints, but they often avoid any consequences. Those brave enough to blow the whistle on everything from...

Water warnings high despite rain

Some welcome rain over Southern Norway in the past few days has reduced forest fire danger but water shortages loom, especially in Oslo. Not only was last month the driest April in 122 years, a combination of other factors...

Norway’s ‘russ’ on the loose

NEWS ANALYSIS: As if the Russians weren't enough to worry about: Fear and loathing have also been running high this spring over Norway's graduating high school students known as russ (roughly pronounced "roose"). Teachers, health care officials, police and...

Meeting of minds, Munch and metal

Oslo's new Munch museum, now called simply MUNCH, has unveiled the rumbling result of an unusual encounter between artists: Norway's greatest painter, Edvard Munch, and one of the country's best-known black metal bands, Satyricon. The exhibition, called Satyricon & Munch, opened...

Norway will welcome Sweden and Finland into NATO

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is ready to welcome Sweden and Finland into NATO, after both countries indicated interest in applying to join the defense alliance. Støre concedes their prospective membership would further raise tensions between the Nordic countries...

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