US court gives Norway Bieber fraudster 11 years

US court gives Norway Bieber fraudster 11 years

A Los Angeles court has handed an 11-year jail term to a well-known Norwegian innovator who fraudulently claimed to own the rights to Justin Bieber concerts before conning an American investor out of $1 million.

Norwegians on raccoon alert after Sweden find

Norwegians on raccoon alert after Sweden find

A recent raccoon sighting in Sweden has given Scandinavian conservationists the jitters, with Friends of the Earth Norway now fearful of the consequences for the ecosystem should the adaptable animal gain a foothold.

Norway’s PM warns against tapping oil fund

Norway’s PM warns against tapping oil fund

Norway's Prime Minister has warned against tapping further into the country's $850-billion oil fund in the coming budget -- warning that this would overheat the economy and harm the competitiveness of Norwegian industry.

Man robs car with sleeping 8-yr-old in back

Man robs car with sleeping 8-yr-old in back

A car thief in Norway robbed a car parked at a petrol station on Saturday, only to discover that there was an eight-year-old boy sleeping in the back seat.

VIDEO: 7-year-old channels Billie Holiday

VIDEO: 7-year-old channels Billie Holiday

Seven-year-old Norwegian girl Angelina Jordan Astar's performance of the jazz standard Gloomy Sunday sounds so eerily close to Billie Holiday's version that you've really got to have a listen.

Mother tried for drowning child live on MSN

Mother tried for drowning child live on MSN

A Norwegian woman on Monday pleaded not guilty to murdering her 22-month-old daughter at the opening of a trial where she is accused of drowning the child while following live online instructions.

Twelve strange things Norwegians believe

Twelve strange things Norwegians believe

Norwegians are not generally a cynical bunch. Indeed, some of their neighbours might go so far as to call them a little bit gullible. Here, The Local's list of some of the stranger things that they believe.

Norway world’s best place to be a woman

Norway world’s best place to be a woman

Norway has overtaken New Zealand to become the best place in the world to be a working woman, according to The Economist Magazine's 'Glass Ceiling Index', published for International Women's Day on Saturday.