Centre-right wins Norway election

Centre-right wins Norway election

Norway's centre-right opposition has swept into government with a clear majority, ending eight years of Labour rule.

Norwegians second happiest people: Report

Norwegians second happiest people: Report

Norwegians are the second happiest people in the world, according to a new report from Columbia University's Earth Institute, with only the Danes having it better.

‘It won’t be easy,’ says Norway PM of poll

‘It won’t be easy,’ says Norway PM of poll

Norwegians started voting Monday in elections likely to lead to a governing coalition of Conservatives and anti-immigrant populists, two years after Muslim-hating Anders Behring Breivik's deadly rampage.

Swedo-Norwegian talk show takes on Denmark

Swedo-Norwegian talk show takes on Denmark

"Skavlan", the Norwegian and Swedish Friday night talk show, is to start broadcasting in Denmark. But the host isn't yet willing to risk interviewing guests in the impenetrable Danish tongue.

Sami call for their own coastal ferry

Sami call for their own coastal ferry

Norway's Sami minority are campaigning to paint a coastal ferry in their national colours and adorn it with Sami flags in an effort to put their stamp on one of the country's most popular tourist attractions.

Norway pays Somalia’s government salaries

Norway pays Somalia’s government salaries

Norway has started paying the salaries of Somalia's government bureaucrats believing that this is the best way to help the fledgling state establish itself.

Man escapes from Breivik’s prison

Man escapes from Breivik’s prison

A man has escaped from Norway's Ila Prison, the jail where Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik is expected to serve the majority of his term.

Solberg orders victory cake before poll begins

Solberg orders victory cake before poll begins

Norway's Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg is so certain of an election victory on Tuesday that she has already ordered the celebratory cake, VG reported as polling began on Monday.