Labour councillor faces sack for gay church view

Labour councillor faces sack for gay church view

A councillor from Norway's Labour Party risks being expelled after he argued on Saturday night that gay people who want to get married in church should start their own splinter sect.

Syria genebank sends seeds to Svalbard

Syria genebank sends seeds to Svalbard

More than 80 percent of the valuable crop seeds kept in a gene bank in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been shipped to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard for safekeeping, the bank's director general revealed on Tuesday.

Norway MPs slammed for Dalai Lama ‘cowardice’

Norway MPs slammed for Dalai Lama ‘cowardice’

Norway's parliament has been accused of cowardice after it declined to offer an official meeting to the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, when he visits Norway next month.

VIDEO: Norway’s incredible rolling robot

VIDEO: Norway’s incredible rolling robot

This rolling spider-like robot is the stuff of sci-fi nightmares, so there's something strangely cute about watching the three-year-old son of its creator chase it around a basketball court.

Putin praises new Nato chief Stoltenberg

Putin praises new Nato chief Stoltenberg

Russian president Vladimir Putin has praised Jens Stoltenberg, the incoming head of Nato, as "a very serious, responsible person", claiming the two have "very good relations, including personal relations".

South Sudan massacre ‘must be investigated’

South Sudan massacre ‘must be investigated’

Norway has called for an investigation into the massacre of some 200 civilians in the disputed South Sudanese town of Bentiu, declaring that "the guilty must be punished".