Viswanathan Anand: ‘Perfection in chess’

Viswanathan Anand: ‘Perfection in chess’

In a nation where cricket is a religion and retiring superstar Sachin Tendulkar its resident deity, reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand holds his own as one of India's finest sportsmen.

Magnus Carlsen: The Mozart of Chess

Magnus Carlsen: The Mozart of Chess

Determined to dethrone India's world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen admits two weaknesses: not being a good winner or a good loser. AFP profiles the "Harry Potter-type super-talent".

Oslo to bid to host Winter Olympics

Oslo to bid to host Winter Olympics

Oslo will bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the committee tasked with managing the bid announced on Thursday.

Carlsen favourite as chess war begins

Carlsen favourite as chess war begins

Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen was the clear favourite to win at the official opening ceremony of his world championship bid against India's Anand Viswanathan on Thursday.

Doubling parent leave wasteful: report

Doubling parent leave wasteful: report

Norway's near doubling of parental leave from 18 weeks to 35 weeks since its introduction in 1977 has had little long-term effect on children's school performance, parent's income or the labour participation of women, a new report has concluded.

Electric car tops Norway sales for second month

Electric car tops Norway sales for second month

The Nissan Leaf, the Japanese giant's electric car offering was Norway's best-selling car in October, marking the second month an electric vehicle has topped the country's car sales.

Cop fired for Facebook comments gets job back

Cop fired for Facebook comments gets job back

The policeman sacked for calling Norway's Prime Minister a "krapyl", or "creep" on Facebook has got his job back due to a procedural error.

Ylvis’s hopes of US number one dashed

Ylvis’s hopes of US number one dashed

The Fox, the viral YouTube hit from Norway's Ylvisåker brothers, has dropped four places on the US charts, ending its hopes of following A-ha to the second-ever Norwegian US number one.

Norway bus killer sent to psychiatric ward

Norway bus killer sent to psychiatric ward

The asylum seeker who stabbed three people to death on a bus in Norway on Sunday has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, his lawyer Fredrik Bergen said on Wednesday.