‘Jens’ charms Trump and NATO at 70

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg has always been known as a likeable guy, from his years as a radical young politician through his three terms as Norway’s prime minister. Now, as secretary general of NATO, the man Norwegians still refer to simply as “Yens” has also managed to charm US President Donald Trump and thus […]

New Muslim organization stresses dialogue

Five Muslim groups that broke out of Norway’s conflict-ridden Islamic Council (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) have formed a new organization called Muslim Dialogue Network Norway (MDN). The government minister in charge of culture, religion and sports welcomed the initiative. “I’m glad they’ve established initiatives that will help keep dialogue on faith from stopping up,” Linda […]

Asylum seekers launch hunger strike

UPDATED: Around 70 asylum seekers who fear they’re about to be sent out of Norway have launched a hunger strike after being returned to an asylum center in the far northern county of Finnmark. Others have disappeared from an asylum center in Vadsø. They don’t want to be sent back over the border to Russia. Norwegian […]