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New empty chair at Peace Prize ceremony shames Iran

This year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo featured yet another empty chair, since Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi remains jailed in Iran. Mohammadi's...

Klaveness vows to ‘modernize’ football

Lise Klaveness is best known in Norway as the "brave" and "outspoken" president of the country's national football federation NFF. She didn't manage to...

Norway summons Iran’s ambassador

Norway's foreign ministry has once again called the Iranian ambassador in on the carpet this week. The official diplomatic summons on Monday comes after...

Football boss fed up with FIFA

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway didn't qualify to play in this year's highly political and controversial World Cup football tournament in Qatar. That's made it easier...

Norway adopts sanctions against Iran

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre confirmed Monday night that Norway will adopt new EU sanctions against Iran, calling it "a clear signal of protest...

Peace Prize hails human rights heroes in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

The Norwegian Nobel Committee faces another empty chair at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in the Oslo City Hall, but thinks it's worth...

‘No regrets’ for angering Iran

The president of the Norwegian Parliament, whose family came to Norway as refugees from Iran, has set off a diplomatic incident after publicly protesting...

Coach defends Haaland and his fortunes

Never before has a Norwegian football player done so well, attracted so much attention or earned so much money so quickly as 22-year-old Erling...

Tougher on China, ‘shamed’ on Assange

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt declared on Wednesday that China has been putting "unacceptable" political pressure on Lithuania. It's the closest Norway...

‘Word of the year’ chides Qatar, China…

Last year Norway's national language council (Språkrådet) chose a variation of "Corona" (koronaen) as the one new word that was most used or had...

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