Norway oil fund blacklists Israeli firms

Norway oil fund blacklists Israeli firms

Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, blacklisted two Israeli companies involved in construction of settlements in East Jerusalem, the country's finance ministry said Thursday.

US envoy wants to make ‘second impression’

US envoy wants to make ‘second impression’

George Tsunis, the would-be US ambassador to Norway who made headlines last week with his catastrophic senate hearing, has told The Local of how impatient he is to set the record straight.

Norway-bashing Brit was ‘deliberately provocative’

Norway-bashing Brit was ‘deliberately provocative’

The British writer who this week savaged Norway as "the most insular and xenophobic" of the Scandinavian nations has described his article as "deliberately provocative".

Telenor strikes $1bn Myanmar deal

Telenor strikes $1bn Myanmar deal

Norwegian mobile phone giant Telenor has struck a pioneering deal to launch a new mobile phone network in Myanmar, the company announced on Thursday.

Israel PM denies son dating Norway ‘gentile’

Israel PM denies son dating Norway ‘gentile’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly denied that his son is in a relationship with a non-Jewish Norwegian girl, after reports of the couple's relationship scandalized his orthodox supporters.

Helicopters battle to control north Norway fire

Helicopters battle to control north Norway fire

More than 130 police and firemen have been battling through the night to contain the new fire sweeping through the heather on the island of Frøya, northeast of Trondheim, before helicopters try to extinguish the blaze on Thursday.