The cargo ship whose hull is a giant sail

The cargo ship whose hull is a giant sail

A Norwegian engineer has designed a ingenious ship whose towering aerodynamic hull functions as a giant sail, saving 60 percent of the fuel that would be used in a normal cargo vessel.

Barents Sea oil find could open new province

Barents Sea oil find could open new province

A new oil find in the far northern reaches of Norway's Barents Sea could mark the opening up of a whole new region of oil exploration, state oil company Statoil has said .

Norwegian men train as nursery teachers

Norwegian men train as nursery teachers

A record number of Norwegian men are training to be nursery teachers, showing a nation-wide campaign to lure them into the profession is working.

Norwegian left red-faced by illegal egg ad

Norwegian left red-faced by illegal egg ad

Norwegian Airlines has had to apologise after its in-flight magazine carried an advertisement for a clinic linking infertile couples with egg donors, a practice which is banned in Norway.

Tide turns in favour of Oslo hosting Olympics

Tide turns in favour of Oslo hosting Olympics

Oslo is now poised to vote in favour of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics as a remorseless marketing campaign starts to bear fruit.

Norway has second-biggest housing bubble

Norway has second-biggest housing bubble

The IMF has told Norway to act to deflate its housing bubble, which it warns is the second biggest in the world after Canada.

Jens Stoltenberg: How the orator fell from glory

Jens Stoltenberg: How the orator fell from glory

Judging by the polls, Norway's Jens Stoltenberg will be voted out in the general election on September 9. The Local asks how the PM who won plaudits worldwide for his speeches after the Utøya attacks lost the trust of his people.

VIDEO: Norway duo’s genius electro-pop spoof

VIDEO: Norway duo’s genius electro-pop spoof

Norwegian duo Ylvis's song The Fox' has gone viral worldwide for doing little more than running through the noises different animals make in English. But what, you may ask, does the fox say?