Parliament sharpens expense reporting rules

The president of the Norwegian Parliament, Tone Trøen, is ordering a full evaluation of the regulations for expense account reporting that apply to both Members of Parliament and non-elected employees of the legislative body. The evaulation comes after newspaper Aftenposten revealed how an MP for the Progress Party has been reimbursed for trips he never […]

Pressure grows on Saudi Arabia

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide called the murder of the critical Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, allegedly at the hands of Saudi Arabian officials, “deeply tragic and unfortunate” over the weekend. She said Norway was waiting for a “credible” explanation from the regime in Riyadh. “What’s happened is unacceptable,” Søreide wrote in an email to […]

Murder suspect now identified by name

Police in Oslo now know who they’re looking for in connection with a stabbing murder and robbery at knifepoint in the Norwegian capital last week. After releasing his photo from a surveillance camera last week, police have identified him as a 20-year-old Swedish citizen from Uppsala who recently was released from prison. The suspect most wanted by […]

Wanted after Oslo murder and robbery

It’s highly unusual for police in Norway to publicly identify crime suspects or those charged with crimes, much less issue photos of those sought for questioning. They’ve made an exception in the case of a murder and a robbery at knifepoint in Oslo this week, which police now believe are connected. This man was being […]

Norway cut losses in tax evasion scam

Investors and banks reportedly have managed for years to avoid paying tax on dividends in several European countries including Norway. The alleged swindle could have cost Norwegian taxpayers alone as much as NOK 350 million. An investigation conducted by cooperating European media revealed on Thursday that the alleged swindle may have cost several European countries’ […]

MP caught cheating on his expenses

UPDATED: A Member of Parliament for the Progress Party has admitted to submitting fraudulent expense accounts, after newspaper Aftenposten discovered how he had turned in a series of undocumented claims for reimbursement. MP Mazyar Keshvari, who sits on the Parliament’s own disciplinary committee, was himself reported to police on Thursday afternoon for collecting tens of […]

Stabbing murder ‘a very serious case’

Police in Oslo have been releasing more details about a fatal stabbing on Monday that they say has turned into a “very serious case.” Preliminary autopsy reports show the victim was stabbed more than 20 times in his own home during what police think was an attempted burglary that went very wrong. The victim has […]

Norwegian charged with assault in Spain

A Norwegian man in his 50s has been jailed in Spain since Thursday, charged with sexual assault against a young woman. The man reportedly had traveled as an escort for a group of partying Norwegian high school students called russ. The so-called russ tours have caused problems in other areas of the Mediterranean, when partying […]

Stabbing tied to robbery same day

Police confirmed on Tuesday that they were investigating whether the fatal stabbing of a man in Oslo’s Majorstua district on Monday was tied to a robbery at knifepoint in the same area early that same morning. A bank employee arriving for work Monday morning was threatened with a knife and robbed of his mobile phone […]

Fatal stabbing in Oslo

A fatal stabbing in Oslo’s Majorstua district set off a massive police response at midday on Monday. Armed police officers were searching for someone who fatally stabbed another person near the Majorstua elementary school. Details remained sketchy but a police spokeswoman stressed that the school was not directly affected by the stabbing. Police haven’t released […]