Category: News

Utøya survivors lack support

A report shows that survivors had insufficient access to care in recent years The Local Survivors of the terror attack on the island of Utøya near Oslo on July 22, 2011, in which far-right...

Traffic woes in Oslo

Oslo congestion is the worst in Scandinavia Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Dutch sat nav company TomTom’s Traffic Index 2016 lists Oslo as having had 24 traffic hotspots last year. Journeys took 38 minutes extra...

Høyre votes for dual citizenship

The largest party in Norway’s governing coalition has said yes to allowing dual citizenship The Local Norway’s Høyre (Conservative) Party voted at its annual conference in favor of a proposal to allow dual citizenship....

Kaci Kullmann Five succumbs to cancer

The Nobel committee leader’s funeral was held at Lommedalen Church on February 27 Michael Sandelson & Charlotte Bryan The Foreigner Karin Cecilie “Kaci” Kullmann Five, the first female leader of Norway’s Conservative Party (H)...

NRK uses quiz to starve trolls

Users must answer a brief quiz to make sure they’ve read the article before being allowed to comment Louise Nordström The Local A Norwegian news site has launched a new feature to try to...

Putin and Trump concern Norway

Norway prepares to ward off Russia; hopes for consistency from the United States Bradley Peniston Defense One Bodø Air Force Base, Norway: When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled...

Europe court issues warning on Barnevernet

Eight cases in the last 15 months point to problems with Norway’s child welfare system The Local Eight Norwegian child welfare cases have been heard by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in...

A Sámi centennial

2017 marks 100 years since these indigenous peoples’ first congress Charlotte Bryan The Foreigner Held in the Methodist Church in Trondheim, the first Sámi Congress in 1917 marked the first time Sámi people from...

Norway sixth least corrupt

Norway is among the least corrupt according to a comparison of 176 countries The Local Norway was ranked sixth in this year’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), released by anti-corruption campaign group Transparency International on...

No end to Norway’s Oscar drought

Kongens Nei got a “nei” from the Oscar committee The Local Hopes that Norway would claim its first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film were dashed when The King’s Choice / Kongens nei...