Norway to ‘work harder’ to sell whale to Japan

Norway to ‘work harder’ to sell whale to Japan

Norway's fishing minister has pledged to work harder to restart exports of whale meat to Japan, after one of the country's leading chroniclers of the whaling industry warned that it could die out within ten years.

Ila prison to release repeat rapist

Ila prison to release repeat rapist

Norway's Ila high security prison will next week release a multiple rapist and murderer who has for 30 years been considered too dangerous to be let out on parole.

Director to make ‘truly successful’ Viking film

Director to make ‘truly successful’ Viking film

The Norwegian film director Hans Petter Moland has pledged to make the first "truly successful" Viking movie, based on The Long Ships, the classic 1940s novel by Frans G Bengtsson.

Oslo lobbyists deny China Nobel rumour

Oslo lobbyists deny China Nobel rumour

Norwegian lobbying firm First House hit back on Wednesday at "very serious accusations" made by Aftenposten newspaper that "Chinese interests" had hired it to influence the selection of the committee which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

VIDEO: Ylvis’s 5-word Webby speech shines

VIDEO: Ylvis’s 5-word Webby speech shines

Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis caused titters at the Webby 'Internet Oscars' on Tuesday night by accepting their award with particularly inventive version of the award's traditional five-word speech.

Norway scientists took brains of 700 babies

Norway scientists took brains of 700 babies

Norwegian forensic scientists surgically removed the hearts and brains of around 700 dead babies for research purposes without informing the parents, the country's VG newspaper has discovered.