Health Minister Bent Høie said the plain packaging could be rolled out in 2017. Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix
Both Norway and New Zealand marked World No Tobacco Day by introducing new drab tobacco packaging.
The tourist's death was described as "violent and bloody". Berit Keilen / SCANPIX
A Norwegian woman has been found dead on the island of Mallorca and Spanish police are investigating the death as suspicious.
Beverage and bakery employees have threatened to strike. Photos: Thomas Bjørnflaten and Heiko Junge / Scanpix
Failing a succesful mediation, Norwegians face a possible shortage of beer, hot dogs and baked goods as a result of workers’ strikes.
The Norwegian Medical Association wants a 'smoke-free generation' by 2035. Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix
Six out of ten Norwegians support a proposal to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2000.
Photo: Marianne Løvland / NTB scanpix
The head of the fund declined to speculate on how much it could have earned by getting on board earlier.
Tromsø: one of the three best small towns in the world. Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com
Norwegian world traveller Gunnar Garfors - aka ‘that dude who visited every country’ – says that Tromsø is among the best destinations on the planet.
Parents and kids accuse each other of spending too much time online. Photos: Jan Haas and Frank May / NTB scanpix
Norwegian parents are critical of the amount of time their children spend online but their children feel the exact same way about them.
The Oslo firm set up their island office on Norway's biggest Minecraft server. Screenshot: Heisholt Inc
The company behind the world's first ever live Minecraft concert has now set up shop within the popular gaming platform.
Garstad's propeller (left) was found after his crash landing at Sola (right). Photos: Arnstein Løvbrekke/NTB Scanpix and Florian Pépellin/WikiCommons
The veteran pilot said the air traffic controllers were "more flustered than me” when he told them he was coming in for a crash landing.
After 15 years of solid growth boosted by rising oil and gas prices, the Norwegian economy has rapidly slumped. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix
Oil investments, one of the main drivers of Norway's economy, are expected to fall for a third straight year.
When I look like a woman, it's the opposite, there are lots of colours in my head and around me:" John Jeanette. Photo: NTB Scanpix
As the commander of a Cold War submarine tracking the Soviets, John Jeanette's dresses were stashed away in a locker reserved for top-secret documents.
Foreign parents who say Barnevernet 'kidnapped' their children protested in Oslo last month. Photo:Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB Scanpix
Recent global protests have put Norway's child welfare services back squarely in the centre of controversy.
The Donald might not find the joke so funny. Photo: KENA BETANCUR/Scanpix
Just in time for the vital New York primary on Tuesday, a Norwegian spoof video about US presidential candidate Donald Trump has spread across the internet like wildfire.
Norwegian teens take part in a roleplay as refugees during the event "Camp Refugee" by the organisation "Refugee Norway" at an old military camp in Trandum earlier this month. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell/
"We're very lucky," well-off teens said after a day walking in the shoes of refugees.
"Nobody in the world spends as much on sports equipment as the Norwegians." Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB scanpix
Warmer winters will not only have a major impact on Norwegians' hearts and souls, it will also be a huge blow to the national economy a new report warns.
The Norwegian consumer protection agency staged the readathon as part of its #appfail campaign. Photo: Forbrukerrådet
In a live-streamed 'readathon' Norway consumers read the "very bad" terms and conditions of popular smartphone apps.
Patria specializes in armoured vehicles. Photo: Patria
A portion of Finnish state-owned defence manufacturer Patria will be privatized through a sell to Kongsberg, a partially state-owned defence company in Norway.
The McDonald's on Nedre Slottsgate in Oslo. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX
For the first time ever, major players in the seafood industry have voluntarily imposed limitations on industrial fishing in the Arctic.
Kripos said that the ship had never before brought so many people on board. Photo: Kripos/Scanpix
The Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot on Wednesday came to the aid of more than 1,000 people off the coast of Libya.
Opera's Oslo offices. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / Scanpix
Deal for the world's fight-biggest internet browser will now need US and Chinese approval.
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