100,000 Reindeer died on Finnmark plateau

100,000 Reindeer died on Finnmark plateau

Scientists in Norway have raised the alarm after reports that close to 100,000 reindeer died last year on the Finnmark plateau, the heartland of Norway's Sami minority.

Tabloid likens Conchita Wurst to circus freak

Tabloid likens Conchita Wurst to circus freak

Norway's leading tabloid newspaper has been accused of "prehistoric prejudice" after an editorial in Monday's paper argued that now a "bearded lady" has won Eurovision, future contests may as well feature "a giant ape" or "a singing camel".

Norwegian first woman to head UN peace mission

Norwegian first woman to head UN peace mission

A Norwegian army commander has become the first woman ever to head a UN peacekeeping organisation, after UN chief Ban Ki-moon appointed her to lead the UN mission in Cyprus.

Norway shipyard to start work on new Viking ship

Norway shipyard to start work on new Viking ship

The makeshift shipyard in Tønsberg harbour is to start work next week on a new Viking ship, a replica of the Klåstad ship, a cargo vessel found submerged in mud and clay in the early 1960s.

Buxom Poles won Norway viewers’ vote

Buxom Poles won Norway viewers’ vote

Norwegian fans voted overwhelming for Poland's buxom milkmaids to win the Eurovision song contest on Saturday, figures released on Sunday have revealed.

Israeli President met with protests in Norway

Israeli President met with protests in Norway

Israeli President Shimon Peres was met by protests throughout the day over his country's policies in the occupied territories during a visit to Norway on Monday.