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‘High priority’ for defense, as tensions and potential threats rise

As Russia's war on Ukraine grows even more bloody, concerns also keep rising in Norway over its own defense. A recent rash of potential...

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...

New SV leader can shake up coalition

Kirsti Bergstø, a 41-year-old left-wing politician from Northern Norway, is poised to take over as leader of the counry's Socialist Left Party (SV). That...

Rail bosses come under fire

Managers of Norway's railroad system, led by Bane NOR boss Gorm Frimannslund, are under fire after the government ordered an external probe into why...

Outrage grows over railroad fiasco

Officials at Norway's state-owned and much criticized train system are facing more public outrage in the New Year, after they had to shut down...

Northern Europe boosts joint defense

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre joined leaders from the other Nordic countries, the Baltic, Great Britain and the Netherlands on Monday to discuss...

Norwegian protectionism prevails again, this time even over Ukraine

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's troubled Labour-Center government was busy promoting its support for Ukraine both at home and abroad this week. It has refused, though,...

Electric car owners’ costs jump

UPDATED: Norwegian politicians have offered lots of electric car incentives over the years but they're quickly disappearing, even as Norway urgently needs to cut...

Offshore wind power starts to blow

Norway's long-anticipated launch of major offshore wind power projects officially took off on Tuesday, when Oil & Energy Minister Terje Aasland announced plans to...

Government avoids budget crisis

After weeks of intense negotiations, Norway's Labour-led minority government finally won support for a state budget that will now take even more from the...

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