‘Girls who get raped are responsible’: Minister

‘Girls who get raped are responsible’: Minister

Norway's new minister for children and gender equality has caused the government's first political scandal, after it was pointed out that she once argued that girls who get raped "are responsible for the situation they put themselves in".

Norway police shoot and injure man in Tromsø

Norway police shoot and injure man in Tromsø

A man has been shot and injured by Norwegian police during a rare armed operation in a residential area in the city of Tromsø, northern Norway.

‘Not everyone will be happy on asylum’

‘Not everyone will be happy on asylum’

Norway's new government has warned that the tough asylum and immigration policies it plans to implement are likely to trigger strong opposition, as it appoints one of the Progress Party's rising stars to front the reforms.

Ylvis’s The Fox sticks at number six in US charts

Ylvis’s The Fox sticks at number six in US charts

"The Fox", the YouTube hit by Norway's Ylvisåker brothers, has kept the number six slot in the US charts for a second week but failed to climb higher, indicating the extraordinary viral phenomenon may be starting to peak.

Nesbø auctions right to give name to a character

Nesbø auctions right to give name to a character

Norway's best-known crime writer, Jo Nesbø is auctioning the right to have a character in one of his upcoming novels named in the winner's honour in the annual charity fund-raising event run by NRK.

Neo-Nazi Varg Vikernes starts race hate trial

Neo-Nazi Varg Vikernes starts race hate trial

Infamous Norwegian neo-Nazi Kristian “Varg” Vikernes, who was initially arrested in July on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, is set to go on trial in France on Thursday, on charges of inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes.

Message in a bottle washes up in Norway

Message in a bottle washes up in Norway

A message in a bottle thrown into the sea by a 12-year-old girl in Cornwall, England, has washed up nearly twenty years later on the coast of western Norway.