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Norway boosts aid to Moldova

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide started this week not only with an unannounced visit to Ukraine but also to neighbouring Moldova, which has taken...

Norway firm on support for Ukraine

Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide was in Kyiv this week, to assure the beleaguered Ukrainians "of our support ... for many years ahead."...

Trains halted all over Norway

Train passengers faced delays nationwide on Tuesday, after all lines were suddenly brought to a halt in Eastern-, Southern- and Western Norway. Officials initially...

Another minister forced to resign

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre had to demand the resignation of yet another member of his government on Friday, after Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol...

Defense build-up takes shape

NEWS ANALYSIS: First came news this week that far more young Norwegians face an expanded military draft. Then came confirmation that the Andøya air...

Billions set to save historic churches

Fewer Norwegians took part in last week's Easter church services around the country, but the churches themselves are widely viewed as an important part...

Ramadan decorations stirred debate

A decision by Oslo's new Conservatives-led city government to decorate the street outside City Hall for Ramadan this year has stirred debate, also as...

Sharper ‘exit tax’ draws both praise and complaints

Norway's left-center government is trying to crack down on wealthy Norwegians who move abroad mostly to avoid the country's controversial annual tax on net...

‘Russ’ partying ‘out of control’

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is cracking down on Norway's high school graduation party season known as russ. Alarmed over how pornography, drugs and...

Norway defends talks with terrorists

"Sometimes it's unfortunately correct to talk with terrorists," read the headline on an editorial in Norway's largest newspaper, Aftenposten, this week. It came after...

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