ISIS says it executed two hostages

2015-11-18 22:45

The Islamic State has claimed it executed two captives, apparently a Chinese national and a Norwegian, but the claim could not be immediately verified by Norwegian authorities.

Filipino militants demand $60m ransom for 3 foreigners

2015-11-04 13:18

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have demanded more than $60m for two Canadians and a Norwegian they are holding in the jungles of the southern Philippines.

Norway sovereign fund weighed down by VW, China woes

2015-10-28 16:30

The Volkswagen scandal and China's slowdown have impacted Norway's public pension fund, which has reported a negative 4.9% return in the third quarter.

Oslo aims to make city centre car-free

2015-10-20 09:57

Cars could be banned from central Oslo by 2019 to help reduce pollution. Would this work in Johannesburg or Cape Town?

Angela Merkel praises Nobel choice

2015-10-09 12:01

Chancellor Angela Merkel praises the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisian democracy activists and, through her spokesperson, brushes aside speculation that she herself had been a top contender for the prize.

Progress on cutting fossil fuels 'alarmingly' slow

2015-09-24 14:00

Major nations are "alarmingly slow" in keeping pledges to cut fossil fuel subsidies despite signs of a decline in support worth up to $200bn a year, says OECD.

Ex-Nobel committee advisor denies breaching confidentiality

2015-09-22 22:02

The former secretary of the committee that selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has denied that he breached a code of confidentiality in a new book on the secretive panel.

Norwegian ISIS hostage's family can't pay ransom

2015-09-10 22:55

The family of a Norwegian man the Islamic State is claiming to hold hostage, has called for his release, saying it is unable to pay the ransom ISIS is asking.

ISIS demands ransom for Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2015-09-10 10:28

The Islamic State group says it is holding a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage and is asking for an unspecified ransom for their release.

Adapt or die: Arctic style

2015-09-01 19:02

When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.


13 held in Europe-wide terror sweep

2015-11-12 18:03

At least 13 people, including a controversial Kurdish Muslim cleric in Norway, have been arrested in a Europe-wide raid on a suspected Islamist terrorist network, European justice officials say.

Nordic, African ties strengthened

2015-10-29 19:18

African and Nordic leaders have gathered in Oslo to discuss how Nordic expertise could be linked with African opportunities.

Dispute over rigged ship engine tests adds to Volkswagen's woes

2015-10-21 11:36

Norwegian ship owner I.M. Skaugen has said it is seeking $50m in compensation from a marine unit of Volkswagen for rigging performance tests of ship engines.

Norway oil drop less than expected in September

2015-10-14 10:45

Norwegian oil production has slipped less than expected in September, to 1.543 million barrels per day, the country's petroleum directorate says.

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

2015-10-09 11:17

The Nobel Peace Prize jury says The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Kenya security agents find weapons, drugs on Norway-flagged ship

2015-09-23 11:27

Kenyan security agents have found an unspecified amount of weapons and drugs on a Norwegian-flagged ship they intercepted last week, a senior police official says.

Booze grounds second Air Baltic pilot

2015-09-22 05:19

A Norwegian court has sentenced a Latvian pilot to 10 months in jail after he failed a breathalyser test when preparing to fly a passenger aircraft with around 100 people on board to Greece.

Southern Ocean soaks up more greenhouse gases

2015-09-10 21:05

The vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica has started to soak up more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in recent years, helping limit climate change.

Norway hotel tycoon offers hotel nights to refugees

2015-09-08 21:39

A Norwegian billionaire who made his fortune in the hotel business has offered 5 000 nights in his hotel chain to refugees.

Norway sends first convicts to Dutch prison

2015-09-01 17:54

Norway has sent for the first time a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands because its own prisons are filled to the brim.

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