Category: News

Two soccer players being interviewed.

Equal pay for soccer

Norway to pay men and women’s national football teams equally The Local An agreement by Norway’s male international footballers to take a pay cut to enable equal wages to be given to both the...

The remains of the heavy water cellar.

Historical discovery at Vemork

The site of the famous WWII heavy water sabotage has been found in good shape Special Release Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum A historical industrial-archaeological find has been made at Vemork, the site of the...

Norwegian and American passports.

Government ready for dual citizenship

A proposal to allow dual citizenship will advance this autumn Michael Barrett The Local “We will notify in the state budget that there will be a hearing on the proposal to allow dual citizenship,”...

Many people standing on the new bridge.

Norway & Russia’s new bridge

New highway linking Norway and Russia officially opens Thomas Nilsen The Independent Barents Observer Despite big politics with storms and uncertainties between Europe and Russia, everyday life for people on both sides of the...

Portrait of King Harald

Long lives the king

Norwegian news agency accidentally reports death of King Harald, who remains alive and well The Local Norway’s Royal Palace has confirmed King Harald V is in “fine form” after news agency NTB erroneously released...

KrF says no to coalition

Norway’s Christian Dems won’t work with Progress Party, quit negotiations The Local The Christian Democrat Party (Kristelig Folkeparti, KrF) will no longer participate in multilateral discussions about the new government with Norway’s other conservative...

A person forging with a hot form iron.

Who taught Norway to smelt iron?

An NTNU professor may have solved the mystery of Norway’s iron-age smelting Steinar Brandslet NTNU For centuries, people in today’s mid-Norway Trøndelag region made large amounts of first-class iron out of bog ore for...

Hunters find Viking sword

The 1,100-year-old relic was found higher in the mountains than any previous such objects The Local Reindeer hunters in Norway’s Oppland county have created excitement among experts at home and abroad after discovering a...

Norwegian ballot box.

Norway’s election

Five things to know about the outcome of September 11’s general election The Local Norway’s conservative parties won a majority in September 11’s election. Here are five essential things to take away. 1. Conservative...

Ragnarok avoided

Science explains what caused three summerless years in the ninth century M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The three summerless years of 821-823 were horrific. Across Europe, blizzards inundated the land; rivers froze; storms raged;...