Carlsen: Norway’s chess superstar

Carlsen: Norway’s chess superstar

As a prodigal genius and fashion model, newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has already lit up the game and has now added the world crown to his list of achievements.

Norway’s Carlsen claims world chess crown

Norway’s Carlsen claims world chess crown

Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen claimed the crown of world chess champion on Friday after drawing a tense 10th game against holder Viswanathan Anand to take an unassailable lead in the 12-round duel.

Carlsen on brink of world chess title

Carlsen on brink of world chess title

Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen began his 10th match with India's Viswanathan Anand on Friday needing just a draw to take the world champion crown and complete his ascent to the top of the game.

Norway ups gas security after Algeria attack

Norway ups gas security after Algeria attack

Norway has decided to bolster security at gas plants and pipelines around the country in the wake of January's terrorist attack on a Statoil plant in Algeria, and the 2011 attacks mounted in Norway by far-right extremist Anders Breivik.

Lost wallet test shows Oslo’s falling honesty

Lost wallet test shows Oslo’s falling honesty

Oslo's residents are a little less honest than they were back in the 90s, a replay of the famous "lost wallet" experiment mounted this month by Norway's Aftenposten newspaper has suggested.

Roma evicted from wood outside Oslo

Roma evicted from wood outside Oslo

Norwegian police on Thursday evicted the Roma immigrants who have been been camping for the last six months in the woods surrounding Sognsvann lake outside Oslo.

Norwegian model snogs Britney Spears

Norwegian model snogs Britney Spears

Norwegian model Alexander Kjellevik makes out with US popstar Britney Spears in a steamy scene from the music video for Perfume, her latest single.

Norwegians among rich world’s slimmest: OECD

Norwegians among rich world’s slimmest: OECD

Norwegians are amongst the world's slimmest people, with the lowest consumption of alcohol in Europe, and the healthiest pensioners in any country.

Munch works found in seized Nazi art haul

Munch works found in seized Nazi art haul

Sixteen works by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch have been found among the more than 1,400 works believed to have been seized by the Nazis and then found last year in the apartment of a reclusive collector in Munich.