Norway’s Rafto Prize goes to Bahraini group

Norway’s Rafto Prize goes to Bahraini group

Norway's Rafto Foundation has awarded its annual prize to one of Bahrain's most prominent human rights groups, in recognition of its non-violent protests and documentation of human rights violations.

Statoil makes big discovery off Canada

Statoil makes big discovery off Canada

Norwegian oil group Statoil said on Thursday that it had made a big oil find off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada with 300 million to 600 million barrels of recoverable crude.

Painting removed for inflaming Breivik trauma

Painting removed for inflaming Breivik trauma

Norway's Ministry of Health has refused to take a new painting for the minister's lobby because staff complained that other paintings in the series reminded them too closely of the 2011 terror attacks.

Labour politician jailed for abusing 14-year-old

Labour politician jailed for abusing 14-year-old

A senior politician for Norway's Labour Party has been jailed for two years and three months for having a sexual relationship with a girl when she was just 14 years old.

Oil tanker tycoon Fredriksen tops rich list

Oil tanker tycoon Fredriksen tops rich list

Oil tanker tycoon John Fredriksen has once again bagged the top spot of Norway's billionaires list, after increasing his fortune by nearly a third on the back of a recovering shipping market.

Norway’s hottest women who aren’t models

Norway’s hottest women who aren’t models

Long over-shadowed by their Swedish sisters in the world's ideas of national hotness, it's time for Norway's women to rise up and take their rightful place in The Local's Top 12 ranking.

Norway’s new leaders restart coalition talks

Norway’s new leaders restart coalition talks

The two junior partners in Norway's four-way coalition talks have been given the go-ahead to go back to the negotiating table, after holding meetings on Wednesday with their party leaderships.

‘I apologize,’ Kjos tells stranded flyers

‘I apologize,’ Kjos tells stranded flyers

Bjørn Kjos, the founder of Norwegian Airlines, has apologised to customers delayed or stranded by problems with its two Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft.