US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

US diplomats ask Senate to reject Norway nominee

Senior members of a professional body representing US diplomats have called on the country's Senate to reject George Tsunis, the nominee ambassador for Norway.

Norway’s asylum half as generous as Sweden

Norway’s asylum half as generous as Sweden

Norway last year received less than half as many refugees per head as its more generous neighbour Sweden, according to the latest figures from the European Union, undermining calls from the anti-immigration Progress Party for a much tougher regime.

‘Silly walk’ sign enrages roads agency

‘Silly walk’ sign enrages roads agency

The craze for installing doctored comedy signs has reached small-town Norway, with an art collective in Ørje on the Swedish border installing a pair of zebra crossing signs inspired by Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks.

Vicar defends ban on joiking in Church

Vicar defends ban on joiking in Church

A church in Northern Norway has defended its ban on 'joiking', the traditional singing of the Sami ethnic minority, arguing that it is a relic of the "old religion" and inappropriate for a Christian place of worship.

US issues $3m reward for ‘Norwegian’ Somali

US issues $3m reward for ‘Norwegian’ Somali

The United States has offered a $3 million bounty for information which leads to the capture of Abdelkadir Mohamed Abdilkadir, the 'Norwegian Somali' believed to have played a role in planning the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall.

Norwegian tattoos McDonald’s bill on arm

Norwegian tattoos McDonald’s bill on arm

An 18-year-old Norwegian has found fame world-wide after deciding to tattoo a McDonald's receipt onto his forearm.