Student buys Oslo flat with $27 bitcoin stash

Student buys Oslo flat with $27 bitcoin stash

A young Oslo electrical engineer has made enough money from a $27 investment in Bitcoin, the digital currency, that he has been able to put down a deposit on a two bedroom apartment in the city's upcoming Tøyen district.

Oslo takes third place in EU city survey

Oslo takes third place in EU city survey

Oslo has won third place in a European poll of how satisfied citizens are with the city in which they live.

Norwegian high fashion hits UK’s Topshop chain

Norwegian high fashion hits UK’s Topshop chain

Norwegian fashion designer Fam Irvoll has teamed up the UK's Topshop chain to mass produce her latest line of colourful, zany women's wear and sell it at high street prices.

Norway quizzes Sweden on NSA snooping

Norway quizzes Sweden on NSA snooping

Norway's Prime Minister has challenged Sweden to come clean on whether it collects and records Norwegian internet traffic for the US's National Security Agency (NSA).

Breivik’s mother’s lawyer may sue to block book

Breivik’s mother’s lawyer may sue to block book

Lawyers representing the dead mother of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik are considering legal action to block the publication of a book about her relationship with her son Anders, the far-right terrorist behind 2011's Utøya massacre.

Oslo police launch crime wave task force

Oslo police launch crime wave task force

Police in Oslo have launched a specialist street crime task force to combat the wave of street robberies and muggings which has swept the capital in recent months.

‘Date nights could save marriage’ – Minister

‘Date nights could save marriage’ – Minister

Norway's new equality minister has proposed saving the country's marriages by bringing in 'date nights', an idea promoted by US's National Marriage Project, an institute part-funded by an evangelical christian billionaire.

Ylvis’s enters UK top 20

Ylvis’s enters UK top 20

"The Fox", the viral YouTube hit by Norway's Ylvisåker brothers, has jumped into the UK's top-20 singles chart at number 17, two weeks before they are due to make their first live UK appearance.