Court sentences skier Northug to jail

Norway’s former champion skier Petter Northug was sentenced on Monday to seven months in prison by a court in Oslo that also revoked his driver’s license for the rest of his life. Northug, long known as the “bad boy” of skiing who loved to taunt his rivals, accepted his punishment and plans no appeal. The […]

Hurtigruten under cyber attack

Norway’s troubled coastal voyage and cruise line Hurtigruten was battling a cyber attack that made its websites unusable and affected company email as well. The attack caps a terrible year for the line that experienced outbreaks of the Corona virus on board at least two of its vessels earlier this year, and allegedly tried to […]

Farmer jailed after neglecting animals

A Norwegian man has been sentenced to eight months in prison after state food and animal authorities found 340 dead pigs and at least another 45 either injured or sick on his farm in Jæren, southwestern Norway. It was the latest in a string of abuse cases in a farming industry that otherwise bills itself […]

Labour MP faces fraud indictment

After a lengthy investigation, police in Oslo have finally charged Hege Haukeland Liadal, a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party, with serious fraud for allegedly cheating on her travel expenses. She continues to blame her faulty expense reports on negligence instead of intentional fraud, but still faces anywhere from one to six years in […]

Father and sons indicted on racism charges

A Norwegian man and two of his sons have been indicted on charges of violence and threats against a Somalian-Norwegian family in Elverum. The family ended up moving out of the small city east of Hamar in Innland County, which has become known for other racist incidents as well. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that the […]

Police start fining infection violations

Riding on public transport in the Norwegian capital without a face mask can suddenly become very expensive, as can other violations of especially Oslo’s strict new Corona containment regulations. Norway’s eastern police district is also now regularly fining violations, to the tune of thousands of Norwegian kroner. Police officials themselves say they’d rather devote time […]

Convicted cop loses last appeal

Norway’s Supreme Court has decided not to handle a final appeal from convicted veteran Oslo police officer Eirik Jensen. That means Jensen’s conviction and 21-year jail sentence for corruption and narcotics crimes has taken effect, and Jensen must officially start serving his prison term. Jensen was once one of Oslo’s most respected law enforcement officers, […]

Swedish killer committed to psychiatric institution

A 22-year-old Swede convicted of murdering a young Norwegian after breaking into his apartment at Majorstuen in Oslo two years ago has been committed to a psychiatric institution. He also faces charges in Belgium for murding a Belgian woman while he was fleeing police in Norway. Makaveli Lindén had been evaluated as mentally ill and […]

Famed diplomat resigns in shame

Terje Rød-Larsen has long been one of Norway’s most well-known diplomats, not least for his large global network of people in powerful positions. Now, after being publicly scolded by the former prime minister of Australia, he’s had to resign as head of the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York for failing to inform its board […]

Three charged in anti-Islamist’s death

Three Norwegians in their 30s, 40s and 50s have been arrested and charged in what police believe is the murder of the anti-Islamist Dan Eivind Lid in Kristiansand earlier this month. Police don’t think, however, that the murder was politically motivated. Lid was found dead in his apartment in the southern Norwegian city on the […]