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Optimism amidst vaccine offensive

Medics from the Norwegian military were reporting for vaccination duty on Monday, just as a new study sparked optimism that former Corona patients can...

Interest rates rise despite uncertainty

Norway's central bank (Norges Bank) is sticking to its long-term plan to gradually raise interest rates, confirming on Thursday that it's boosting its policy...

Hospitals fill with vaccine skeptics

The new Omicron strain of the Corona virus continues to sweep through Norway, setting even more infection records just as Norwegian hospitals are also...

Little holiday cheer in ‘lockdown light’

It's not normal for the metro platform at Oslo's busy National Theater station to be almost empty on a Tuesday during the Christmas holiday...

Bars, restaurants most likely to close

A national ban on serving alcoholic beverages in Norway will take effect from midnight Tuesday. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said it's aimed at...

Exhausted nurses reduced to tears

One of the most poignant moments of the Corona crisis in Norway wound up being aired live on national TV last week. An intensive...

Inflation jumps to new 13-year high

So much for Christmas cheer: Norway's consumer price index (CPI) jumped by 5.1 percent from November last year to November 2021, according to new...

Støre orders new Corona crackdown

"We really hoped we were finished with the pandemic now, and hoped Christmas could be like normal," began Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre at...

More restrictions loom after outbreak

Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol warned that more anti-Corona measures may be imposed in Norway later this week, following last week's outbreak of the new...

Omicron stirs up new uncertainties

The value of Norway's currency, the krone, was falling once again this week in a new sign of economic uncertainty tied to the Omicron...

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