Norway has challenged the entire world to a game of chess on the Internet Chess Club in a stunt organised by the Aftenposten newspaper to mark Magnus Carlsen's world championship bid.
The mayor of Oslo has called on the Norway's new government to look at making prostitution illegal, after women were reported to be selling sex outside the parliament building.
Norwegian explorer Inge Solheim is to race Britain's Prince Harry to the South Pole in an expedition to raise funds for injured servicemen.
Norway's new right-wing government is considering sending foreign criminals to abandoned military camps in Norway's Arctic north to free up prison space for Norwegian inmates.
Norway has fallen behind Sweden to become the worst country in Scandinavia in terms of how its policies affect poor countries, according to a new report by a US development think tank.