Norway hones armed forces for Russia threat

Norway hones armed forces for Russia threat

Norway is restructuring its armed forces to respond faster to possible Russian aggression, the country’s defence minister told the Guardian on a visit to London on Wednesday.

Utøya to host first youth camp since 2011 attack

Utøya to host first youth camp since 2011 attack

Norway’s Labour Party Youth League (AUF) on Wednesday outlined its plans for the first annual summer camp on the island of Utøya since 2011, when mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik unleashed a brutal gun massacre at the event, killing 69 people.

‘I didn’t go to Syria because I was a Muslim’

‘I didn’t go to Syria because I was a Muslim’

A Norwegian on trial for fighting with the banned terror group Isis, has told an Oslo court that he went to Syria out of of anger at the “injustice” of the Assad regime, and that it had “nothing to do with becoming a Muslim”.

Gerbils not rats caused Black Death: Oslo Uni

Gerbils not rats caused Black Death: Oslo Uni

Forget what you learnt in school: rats were not to blame for the Bubonic Plague that wiped out a third of Europe’s population in the 1300s and then struck regularly for 400 years. The real culprit, according to a University of Oslo study, is the gerbil.

Oil slump hits Norway consumer confidence

Oil slump hits Norway consumer confidence

Norwegians expect the country to struggle financially this year according to the latest survey by Finance Norway, as the slump in the oil price brings consumer confidence to its lowest point since the 2008 financial crisis.