Norway News

Small leak found from nuclear Soviet sub that sank in 1989

Hilde Elise Heldal of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research said that levels "weren't alarmingly high".

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set

The idea behind the time-free zone is that disregarding timepieces would make it easier for residents, especially students, employers and workers, to make the most of the precious months when the opposite is true.


Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

The white whale found frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's northernmost point, has become "a huge attraction" for locals, one resident said Tuesday. The whale is so comfortable with people that it swims to the dock and retrieves plastic rings thrown into the sea.

Beluga whale with harness prompts speculation it escaped from Russian military facility

A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.

UK, Norway, Iceland agrees on citizens' rights if no-deal Brexit

"This means that citizens' residence rights have been secured regardless of the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK," Iceland, an EU outsider, said.

China: Free trade talks with Norway should be accelerated

Beijing froze ties with Oslo and suspended discussions on bilateral free trade deal after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the peace prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo in 2010. Only in August last year, the two countries resumed talks on the free trade agreement.


Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more US Marines

Oslo announced on Tuesday that it would ask the United States, its NATO ally, to send 700 Marines to train in Norway from 2019, against 330 at present, and said the additional troops would be based closer to the Russian border.

Norwegian train kills 17 reindeer in Arctic

Norwegian rail operator Bane NOR has blamed the earlier crash on a lack of communication with freight train drivers.

Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, 8 presumed dead

The wreckage was found offshore at a depth of 209 metres, it said. Eight Russian men, five crew and three passengers, are assumed dead and the search for them will continue.

Norway appoints its first female foreign minister

The appointment leaves the top three government posts, that of Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Finance Minister, in the hands of women in Norway