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Labour bashed over drug reform rejection

Left-wing parties in Parliament along with those in government were disappointed after the Labour Party rejected the government's proposal to decriminalize use and possession...

Opposition rises to drug reforms

It didn't take long for the government's initially well-received proposal to decriminalize small portions of narcotics in Norway to run into trouble. Some groups...

Liberals prevail in drug law reform

Education minister Guri Melby could grin from ear to ear as mostly positive reaction rolled in over the weekend to the government's plan to...

Northug admits to being an ‘idiot’

Norway's former ski champion Petter Northug admitted on Friday to having  a "serious" problem with alcohol, narcotics and pills tied to "hard partying" since...

Northug wins the sympathy card

Norway's "bad boy of skiing," Petter Northug, has proven himself worthy of the title once again after being caught speeding last Thursday night and...

Norway raises own opioid alarm

Norwegian researchers are sounding alarms over a sharp rise in the use of the painkiller Oksykodon. It's now eight times as high as it...

Former minister blasts IOC, WADA

Linda Helleland had her share of confrontations with top Norwegian sports bureaucrats when she was the government minister in charge of national funding for...

Cop charged with corruption back in court

An appeals court trial began again in Oslo on Wednesday for Eirik Jensen, the retired Oslo police officer who's been charged and convicted by...

Supreme court rejected cop’s appeal

Norway's highest court (Høyesterett) has rejected an appeal from former Oslo Police inspector Eirik Jensen. That clears the way for a new trial back...

Accused cop faces a brand new trial

A jury of 10 Norwegians found former Oslo police officer Eirik Jensen guilty of exaggerated corruption on Monday, but they acquitted him on charges...

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