Town bailiff seizes $1bn cruise liner

Town bailiff seizes $1bn cruise liner

The bailiff in the fjord-side city of Ålesund boarded and seized one of the world's biggest cruise ships on Thursday, citing the owner, Royal Caribbean's, failure to pay pilot fees from the previous year.

Norway scuppers China tycoon’s Arctic plan

Norway scuppers China tycoon’s Arctic plan

The Norwegian government has leapt in to buy a huge swathe of Arctic land on the Svalbard archipelago a week after one of China's richest property tycoons announced he might buy it to build a resort.

What do Swedes really think of Norwegians?

What do Swedes really think of Norwegians?

We've all heard the stereotypes about the Norwegians, but what do Norway's neighbours think? The Local hit the streets of Malmö to learn exactly what Swedes think about their neighbours to the west.

WTO backs EU ban on Norway seal imports

WTO backs EU ban on Norway seal imports

The WTO on Thursday rejected Norway and Canada's appeal against a European Union ban on importing seal products, in a landmark ruling that said animal welfare can trump trade.

Radio station streams toilet in Slow TV gag

Radio station streams toilet in Slow TV gag

A Norwegian radio station on Thursday started streaming live footage of a toilet dumped on a roundabout, in a light-hearted version of the Slow TV broadcasts pioneered by the country's NRK channel.

Labour wants to keep Jagland as Nobel chair

Labour wants to keep Jagland as Nobel chair

Norway's Labour Party wants to give Thorbjørn Jagland another term as chairman of the committee which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, it announced on Wednesday, as the recriminations over the selection process grow louder.