Category: News

In defense of multilateralism

An interview with Hans Brattskar, ambassador of Norway to the UN Marit Fosse Geneva Behind the patina of diplomatic politeness, Hans Brattskar, the Norwegian ambassador in Geneva, is pleasant, even friendly. Despite a long...

Russia attacks Norwegian web

GPS in Finnmark was knocked out by Russian jamming M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Starting on Oct. 16, GPS signals over northeast Finnmark County fell silent for about three weeks. They had been jammed...

Nobel nom for climate striker Greta Thunberg

The young Swedish activist has sparked a global movement with her school strikes The Local Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose school strike for climate has inspired protests around the world, has been nominated...

Barents Obeserver

Russia blocks Barents Observer

The Norwegian newspaper’s profile of a homosexual man angers Russia Atle Staalesen The Barents Observer “Block this newspaper to hell,” says Vitaly Milonov. He is a member of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house...

Oil Fund

Oil Fund lost billions in 2018

“No reason to worry,” says fund’s governor Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The Global Pension Fund of Norway (aka the oil fund) experienced a negative yield of 6.1 percent last year, corresponding to a loss...

A question of wording

Aftenposten apologized for use of expression evoking Holocaust M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Feb. 13, Aftenposten ran an editorial feature in its print and online editions on the distinction between antisemitism and critique...

Digitizing foreign aid

An interview with Norway’s Minister of International Development Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Norwegian Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup belongs to one of the traditional shipping families in Norway. He is young and retains...

Microbe hunting in icy Norway

Promising anticancer agent found in cave M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Ever since the first one, penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by Scottish physician and scientist Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have become one of the...

Svindal takes silver in final race of career

Olympic champion retires with a thrilling Norwegian one-two The Local Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal retired from alpine skiing with a bang Feb. 9 as he won world downhill silver in a thrilling Norwegian...

Viking ship museum

Viking ships to get new Oslo museum

Norway’s government includes construction of a new Viking Age museum in its budget Victoria Garza Norway Today As part of the Granavold Declaration, the Conservative Party, Freedom Party, Liberal Party, and Progress Party have...