Ambassador in place to greet Obama

The new US ambassador to Norway made the ceremonial trip up to the Royal Palace in Oslo on Thursday, to formally be received by King Harald V. Barry B White has arrived in Oslo just in time to see the president who nominated him receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Massive preparations are underway for what’s […]

Obama picks his man for Oslo

US President Barack Obama has settled on a veteran Boston lawyer to be his new ambassador to Norway. Barry B White, not surprisingly, is also a major campaign fundraiser for the Democrats and worked hard to help get Obama elected. Many Norwegians have been eagerly awaiting who Obama would appoint as his ambassador to Norway. […]

US Embassy can move to Huseby

Norway’s highest court ruled Friday that the US Embassy in Oslo can move to a disputed new site at Huseby, northwest of downtown. Neighbors, environmentalists and outdoors enthusiasts lost a five-year battle to retain the site as open space. “I’m sad,” said Margrethe Geelmuyden, who led the fight to block the embassy’s move.“I respect the verdict, […]

High court set to hear protests over US Embassy move

Activists who claim they’re mostly trying to preserve some open space in Oslo’s Huseby district will get their last chance this week to prevent the US Embassy from moving into that space. Tuesday’s appearance before Norway’s Supreme Court marks the climax of a lengthy legal battle over the embassy’s location. For decades, the US Embassy […]