Cold bathing craze leads to teen death

Cold bathing craze leads to teen death

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.

Nearly half Norway would give police newborn DNA

Nearly half Norway would give police newborn DNA

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.

Norway ending death tax ‘a big mistake’: Piketty

Norway ending death tax ‘a big mistake’: Piketty

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.

Police reopen probe into Scandinavian Star fire

Police reopen probe into Scandinavian Star fire

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.

Norwegians give homes to poor in holiday gift

Norwegians give homes to poor in holiday gift

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.

New Nato head expects ‘enormous dilemmas’

New Nato head expects ‘enormous dilemmas’

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.