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Parliament’s leader stresses solidarity

Norway's Parliament opened on Friday after a week filled with political confrontations and noisy debate, not just in the USA. Polarization and a sharper...

Politics start to infect Corona fight

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway had mostly managed to escape political conflicts over Corona restrictions, until this week. Suddenly, the Labour Party's leader of Oslo's city...

Bus strike spreads all over Norway

More than 8,000 bus drivers are now on strike from Finnmark in the north to Oslo in the south. The strike that began in...

Grocers rank high among Norway’s richest

Shipowner and investor John Fredriksen tops an annual listing of Norway's wealthiest individuals once again. Right behind him, though, are owners of two of...

Interest rates tied to the infection rate

Norway's central bank (Norges Bank), worried about rising Corona infection rates, opted to keep its key policy rate at zero on Thursday. That prompted the country's...

Hundreds of pilots lose their jobs

The Norwegian government has agreed to literally buy more routes from airlines serving Norway, to guarantee flights between key cities for another three months....

Grocers may win border trade battle

Norwegian grocery stores have been thriving during the Corona crisis, after closed borders and Covid-19 restrictions prevented Norwegians from driving over the border to...

Norway ‘under (Tom) Cruise control’

American actor Tom Cruise and the film crew behind the next Mission: Impossible movie are being accused in Norway of dazzling local politicians and authorities,...

Two more charged in bunker party

Police in Oslo have charged two more people with organizing a rave party in an abandoned underground civil defense shelter that left nearly 30...

Historic dive in industrial production

Norwegian industrial production continued to fall during the second quarter, down 5.6 percent compared to the same quarter last year. State statistics bureau SSB...

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