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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...

Billions needed to revive bomb shelters

Norway's bomb shelters have been branded as outdated and suffering from a chronic lack of maintenance. In some cases, local officials don't even have...

Cash poised for a comeback

After years of being dismissed as old-fashioned and a security risk, cash may soon re-emerge as a state-mandated means of payment in highly digitalized...

Norway stumbles into a ‘new phase’ of military preparedness

The Norwegian government announced more plans on Monday to strengthen defense preparedness, after another rash of criticism over a lack thereof. Prime Minister Jonas...

Fire-fighting team heads for Greece

For the first time ever, Norwegian fire-fighters are taking part in an EU cooperative effort to extinguish a major blaze outside Norway. They're preparing...

Nuke plant attack akin to ‘madness’

Demand has soared in Norway for Jodix (iodine) tablets, even before news broke Friday morning of Russia's attack on Ukraine's (and Europe's) largest nuclear...

Critics blast latest digital breakdown

Hundreds of people in Jølster and the emergency crews trying to help them this week had to cope with a digital collapse, after extreme...

Solberg survives anti-terror critics

Prime Minister Erna Solberg avoided a lack of confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday over her government's failure to improve preparedness for a terrorist...

Norwegians urged to ‘be prepared’

Norway's state directorate in charge of security and preparedness (DSB) has launched a campaign urging Norwegians to be prepared for a crisis. Last summer's...

State needs new police director

Norway's justice ministry will soon be launching a search for a new director of the state police. Current state police director Odd Reidar Humlegård...

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