The feared Hells Angels motorcycle gang has invited locals into its Oslo clubhouse for an evening of mulled wine and ginger biscuits, as it seeks to dispel its violent, criminal image.
Oslo officially applied to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, facing significantly improved chances of winning after Munich's withdrawal.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is joining a global commission set up to push the economic case for tackling climate change ahead of negotiations over a new global treaty in 2015.
Norway is in talks with China on teaming up to explore for oil in Iceland, suggesting a diplomatic thaw between the two countries, who have had poor relations since the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was to a Chinese dissident.
Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit will have surgery this week in Oslo in an attempt to solve a neck problem that has removed her from public duties since the start of October.
The asylum-seeker charged with murdering three people on a bus in Norway earlier this month is to be questioned in hospital on Thursday.
A Swedish journalist has enraged Norwegian commentators with an incendiary column describing the country as "a selfish country which treats the poor like animals".