Norway’s Kvikk Lunsj foils Nestlé’s KitKat plot

Norway’s Kvikk Lunsj foils Nestlé’s KitKat plot

Kvikk Lunsj, the chocolate wafer snack beloved by hikers across Norway, has upset a scheme by the Swiss confectionary giant Nestlé to trademark the four-finger bar concept for itself.

Roma beggars not run by crime groups: report

Roma beggars not run by crime groups: report

There is no evidence that Romanian beggars in northern Europe are managed by organised crime groups, according to a new report from Norwegian social research foundation Fafo.

Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil, grappling with plunging global oil prices, plans to cut between 1,100 and 1,500 jobs, or seven percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016, the Norwegian oil giant said Tuesday.

Taliban peace talks start in Oslo

Taliban peace talks start in Oslo

Taliban militants arrived in Norway on Monday for peace talks with Kabul officials, as militants continue to launch attacks on army, police and civilians in Afghanistan.

Nobel Peace Centre ends FIFA cooperation

Nobel Peace Centre ends FIFA cooperation

The Nobel Peace Centre has ended its cooperation with FIFA over the recent corruption scandal leading to president Sepp Blatter’s resignation.

Norway shies away from tougher mortgage rules

Norway shies away from tougher mortgage rules

The Norwegian government has largely ignored recommendations to tighten up the rules for banks giving out mortgages, arguing that “overregulation” could worsen the economic risks from the country’s soaring house prices and debt levels.