The social media cold-bathing craze that swept Norway in April ended in tragedy this week after a 19-year-old died after playing the "stupid and tragic game" in Brittany, France.
Two fifths of Norwegians would support their government saving DNA profiles of all newborn infants for use in future police investigations, a study by The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has revealed.
French economist Thomas Piketty has criticised Norway's decision to scrap inheritance tax at the start of this year as "a big mistake", arguing that it will inevitably lead to higher inequality in the country.
Norwegian police are to reopen the investigation into the the worst ferry disaster in the country's history after a year-long reappraisal of the evidence.
Families in Norway are handing over their houses free to disadvantaged families while they go off on their summer holidays, in a trend started by Kristine Åsbø, from Nærbø south of Stavanger.
Nato's incoming Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has told Norway's Aftenposten newspaper that he expects the role to be "difficult, demanding and involve enormous dilemmas" in a long-running interview ahead of taking up the post.