Category: News

Solberg Plan B coronavirus

Plan B for Christmas

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, announcing new COVID restrictions, encouraged Norwegians to have a “Plan B” for holiday travel this year.

vaccine

Seven of 10 would get vaccinated

In a recent poll conducted by Respons, seven of 10 Norwegians expressed they would likely take a vaccine agianst COVID-19 when available.

Hope

Hope is this year’s Oscar hope

Norway’s Oscar candidate for best international film in 2020 is Hope (Håp), directed by Maria Søhdal, a love story amid a battle with cancer.

Beware of Children

Norwegian film takes top prize

The Norwegian film Beware of Children, which explores children’s relationship to adults, has won the 2020 Nordic Council Film Prize.

coronavirus measures

Coronavirus restrictions tighten

Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced new, much more restrictive coronavirus measures in light of recent increases in cases in Norway.

Stavanger church

Excavations risky

The crypt under Stavanger Cathedral may hold archaeological finds, but the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage is wary of excavation.

Julebord discouraged in Oslo

The city of Oslo is discouraging the long julebord tradition of festive, sometimes unruly Christmas parties during the COVID crisis.

New joint venture

Microsoft and Equinor have signed a Memorandum of Understanding signaling the beginning of a huge carbon-capture and storage collaboration.

Defender of children’s rights

The Nansen Refugee Award has gone to Mayerlín Vergara Pérez of Colombia for her work against gender-based violence against refugee children.

Mass murderer asks for parole

The lawyer representing Anders Behring Breivik signaled that the convicted Norwegian terrorist is filing an appeal for parole.