Norway parliament to force Afghanistan review

Norway parliament to force Afghanistan review

Norway's opposition moved on Tuesday to demand a review of the country's engagement in Afghanistan, with a clear majority of the country's MPs likely to back the proposal.

Man shoots arrow at pram in Bergen park

Man shoots arrow at pram in Bergen park

A man has been arrested in Norway after he sent an arrow flying at a man pushing a pram in a Bergen suburb, missing his head by just 20cm.

‘Norway will not ban circumcision’: Minister

‘Norway will not ban circumcision’: Minister

Noway's foreign minister has assured Jews worldwide that the country will not ban circumcision when it brings in new legislation next year.

Bayer bids $2.4bn for Norway pharma firm

Bayer bids $2.4bn for Norway pharma firm

German pharmaceutical group Bayer has made a bid for its Norwegian partner and competitor Algeta, specialised in cancer treatments, for 1.8 billion euro ($2.4 billion), the Nordic company said on Tuesday.

Morrissey to headline Nobel prize concert

Morrissey to headline Nobel prize concert

Norway's Nobel Peace Prize organisers have signed up Morrissey, the former Smiths lead singer, to headline the concert at next month's official prize-giving, in a sign he may have been forgiven by Norwegians for arguing that factory farming was worse than Anders Breivik's 2011 massacre.

‘I’m itching for Norwegian sweaters’

‘I’m itching for Norwegian sweaters’

US comedian Margaret Cho is touching down in Oslo as part of her European 'Mother' tour. She tells The Local about Norwegian lovers, sweaters and what the audience should expect from her latest show.

Princess flogs clothes on ‘Norway’s eBay’

Princess flogs clothes on ‘Norway’s eBay’

Crown Princess Mette-Marit is putting her old clothes up for sale on Bloppis, an auction site similar to eBay, showing that even the most glamorous of Nordic royals isn't averse to sourcing parts of her wardrobe on the high street.