Ski star voted Norway’s sexiest man

Ski star voted Norway’s sexiest man

The downhill skier Aksel Lund Svindal has been voted Norway's sexiest man by the Norwegian Elle Magazine.

OPINION: ‘Circumcision is an existential question’

OPINION: ‘Circumcision is an existential question’

Ervin Kohn, President of the Jewish Community in Oslo, tells The Local that a ban on circumcision, or brit milah, would mean the end of his 720-strong community.

Carlsen draws third game in chess title fight

Carlsen draws third game in chess title fight

Norwegian chess phenomenon Magnus Carlsen drew his third game in a row against defending world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Tuesday, after a long-drawn out match he described as "scary".

Comic slams Norway’s treatment of Somalis

Comic slams Norway’s treatment of Somalis

Norway's treatment of Somali asylum seekers has come under attack in a series of comic strips funded by billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundation.

‘Mountain of synthetic cannabis’ hits Norway

‘Mountain of synthetic cannabis’ hits Norway

Norwegian customs officials are calling for increased funding after a surge in the quantity of synthetic cannabis coming into the country - most of it bought on the internet and delivered by post.

Scream loses place as priciest painting

Scream loses place as priciest painting

The Scream has lost its place as the world's most expensive painting, after a portrait by Irish painter Francis Bacon sold for $142 million at auction in New York.