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Soaring oil prices swell Norway’s surplus

The Norwegian government pointed to the strength of the national economy on Tuesday in presenting a revised 2012 budget with a larger surplus, but it revised down growth prospects for the year.

Man in flames tried to enter Oslo court

Man in flames tried to enter Oslo court

A man set himself on fire on Tuesday outside the Oslo courthouse where Anders Behring Breivik is on trial for killing 77 people last year, but there was no evidence the two events were linked, police said.

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Woman abused husband for 40 years: prosecutors

A 72-year-old woman from northern Norway has been charged with abusing her husband for more than 40 years.

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Norwegian farmers launch bread blockade

Norwegian farmers went on strike on Tuesday morning, as they sought to keep bread off supermarket shelves by blocking entrances to mills across the country in protest against the collapse of agricultural policy negotiations at the weekend.