Jon Fosse wins German honour

Acclaimed author and playwright Jon Fosse has won the 2016 Willy Brandt award for his work to promote relations between Norway and Germany, the German Embassy in Oslo said in a press release on Friday. Fosse’s work has been widely translated to German. He shared the prize with translator Julia Stöber, a professional translator and […]

Boy killed by speeding ambulance

A 10-year-old Norwegian boy was killed instantly on the weekend when he was hit by an ambulance on its way to an emergency. The boy was walking with his father and two older siblings when he chased after a runaway ball, and ran onto a highway outside Munich in southern Germany. The accident happened on […]

Sun shone on German state visit

They could hardly have hoped for better weather: King Harald was able to officially welcome German President Joachim Gauck and his wife Daniela Schadt to Norway this week under clear blue skies, warm sunshine and a rather refreshing breeze. The state visit from Germany’s head of state was aimed at further strengthening Norway’s ties with […]

No promises for Merkel

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was happy to dine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an historic castle north of Berlin Wednesday evening, but he didn’t come with any promises on more financial contributions to help solve the euro crisis. Merkel hosted Stoltenberg at Germany’s official guest house, Meseberg, when she’s also welcomed the US and […]

Young royals visit Northern Germany

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (center), Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose with sailors after returning from a boat trip to see nearby chalk cliffs in the Baltic Sea on June 12, 2010 in Sassnitz, Germany. The Norwegian royal couple visited northern Germany over the weekend after receiving a personal […]