Norway will cut its aid to Afghanistan in 2014 due to a lack of progress on women's rights and efforts to combat corruption, a senior Norwegian official said on Friday.
Maverick Norwegian oil man Berge Gerdt Larsen has been sentenced to five years in prison for defrauding his own company, Larsen Oil and Gas, of 20.5 million kroner ($3.4m), and evading taxes.
The junior partner in Norway's incoming coalition is pushing for the incoming government to slash taxes by at least 50 billion kroner ($8bn), with inheritance tax scrapped and the threshold for income tax raised.
A Norwegian gay health charity has nailed up bird boxes crammed with condoms on trees around Oslo's Ekeberg Forest, a popular locale for casual al-fresco gay sex.
The leaders of the two parties forming Norway's new government have agreed to legalize use of the Segway, the two-wheeled self-balancing transporter, and to allow professional boxing.