Category: News

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...

Norway winningest at Bocuse d’Or

Pettersen’s bronze lifted Norway to top country in the cooking competition Aftenposten After thousands of hours of practice, Norwegian Christian André Pettersen took third place in this year’s “Chef’s World Cup.” Despite the incredible...

Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Solberg PM to 2025?

Norway’s head of state says she wants to lead the country for another term Gerard Taylor Norway Today Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Høyre (H) says she wants to steer the country until 2025....

Farewell to the National Gallery

Norway prepares to move 100,000 works of art to their new museum building Victoria Garza Norway Today An over 130-year-old museum thanks its old home. Now 100,000 works of art will be moved from...

Anne-Elisabeth Hagen

Hagen, wife of billionaire, kidnapped

Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Anne-Elisabeth Hagen (68) has been missing from her home since Oct. 31, apparently held for ransom. No signs of life have been forthcoming since then. She is the wife of...