Norway to bring in circumcision law

Norway to bring in circumcision law

Norway is planning to introduce new regulations on circumcision following a push to ban the practice from Norway's leading child rights official.

Greenpeace ‘polar bears’ break up oil conference

Greenpeace ‘polar bears’ break up oil conference

Thirty Greenpeace activists, ten dressed as polar bears, stormed an oil conference in Oslo on Tuesday in protest at plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Carlsen: ‘Still plenty of time for the crazy’

Carlsen: ‘Still plenty of time for the crazy’

Norwegian chess phenomenon Magnus Carlsen has joked that given his young age, there is "still plenty of time for the crazy", in a light-hearted response to speculation that he might follow the American chess genius Bobby Fischer and mentally unravel in later life.

Oslo politician proposes congestion charge

Oslo politician proposes congestion charge

The head Oslo's transport committee will this week propose bringing in a congestion charge in a bid to cut the number of cars entering the city at peak times.

Progress ‘no longer speaks for man on street’

Progress ‘no longer speaks for man on street’

One of the leading forces in Norway's right-wing Progress Party has accused his party of no longer standing for "the man on the street" in a new book in which he reveals that he once considered suicide.

Stockholm joins race for 2012 Winter Olympics

Stockholm joins race for 2012 Winter Olympics

Stockholm has jumped into the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics, immediately becoming Oslo's biggest bidding rival.

Norway’s oil fund faces ethics shake-up

Norway’s oil fund faces ethics shake-up

The independent panel set up to prevent Norway's $800-billion sovereign wealth fund from making unethical investments should be dissolved and folded into the country's central bank, a new report from a government-appointed strategy council has recommended.