Solheim resigns as UN climate chief

Erik Solheim, the former Norwegian government minister and leader of the Socialist Left party (SV), has admitted to making mistakes in how he tried to save the climate while traveling business class. Newspaper … [READ MORE...]

Black metal band rejects ‘nazi’ label

Norway has produced a lot of internationally successful black metal bands, but now one of them has caused problems for a popular concert venue in Oslo. An American rapper abruptly cancelled a concert there this … [READ MORE]

Critics try to block dual citizenship

The Center- and Labour parties are scrambling to block looming passage of a new law that would finally remove a long-standing ban on dual citizenship in Norway. Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, the protectionist, … [READ MORE]

Split widens within Christian Democrats

The small Christian Democrats party (KrF), which may join Norway's conservative coalition government, is now so split itself that it faces an internal probe into how party leaders behaved before a recent vote … [READ MORE]

Government talks ‘nice, constructive’

Leaders of the Christian Democrats don't want other Norwegians to have to work on Sundays, but both they and Prime Minister Erna Solberg were working once again this past weekend themselves. Tough negotiations … [READ MORE]

Johaug makes a ‘super-comeback’

UPDATED: She's back. Two years after using a lip cream that left her facing drug charges and a lengthy suspension, Norwegian skier Therese Johaug won the country's traditional ski season opener at Beitostølen … [READ MORE]

Frigate’s oil spurs seafood warnings

Oil seeping from the mostly sunken wreckage of the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad has prompted state food safety agency Mattilsynet to warn against eating seafood caught in the area. Farmed salmon is also … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Carlsen’s critics drum up ‘crisis’

Norway's reigning chess champion was settling into another day of competion at … [READ MORE...]

Racism raises its ugly head

Norwegian media has been full of several cases lately of what many call blatant … [READ MORE...]

Sandberg sat near alleged assassin

Former Norwegian government minister Per Sandberg shared front-row seats at an … [READ MORE...]

Violin sale led to big tax bill

It was no surprise that Norwegian performing artists like Kygo, Alan Walker and … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Two big unions merge

Leaders of two of Norway's largest labour unions have agreed to merge. Together they will … [READ MORE...]

Government halts nurses’ strike

Labour Minister Anniken Hauglie of the Conservative Party felt compelled on Tuesday to … [READ MORE...]

Norway joins criticism of China

Norway has joined some international criticism of China, after reports of how Chinese … [READ MORE...]

Americans on board ill-fated frigate

When a Norwegian sailor on the bridge of the Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad was asked the … [READ MORE...]

Teenagers attack police officer

Oslo has experienced its second incident of assault on a police officer in as many weeks. … [READ MORE...]

More heads may roll in the Oslo schools

Terje Moen, deputy leader of the Norwegian labour organization representing school … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

‘Book bomb’ blasts Resistance history

Norway's famed Resistance (Hjemmefronten) forces have long been viewed as the country's heroes of World War II, as they sabotaged Nazi German occupiers and ultimately helped drive them out. A new book, however, … [READ MORE]