Sep 17, 2016

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines

Ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines along with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in ...

Sep 12, 2016

Norway hairdresser fined for turning away woman in hijab

Norway hit a hairdresser with a roughly 1,000€ fine on Monday after she was convicted of discrimination for turning away a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf. Merete Hodne had risked up to six months in prison for religious discrimination for turning Malika Bayan away ...

Aug 25, 2016

Bras, tanks and guns: Norway's women join the draft

They sweat together, they sleep together: in the name of gender equality, Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms. The military’s gender balance is not entirely equal yet, but almost a third of the ...

No mayday sent before Airbus oil-rig copter crash in Norway

May 3, 2016

No mayday sent before Airbus oil-rig copter crash in Norway

The oil-rig helicopter that crashed in western Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble, Norwegian investigators said Monday. Norway’s Accident Investigation Board said the process of retrieving data from the flight and cockpit recorders had been completed ...

Apr 24, 2016

Norwegian fighter jet fires at control tower during training

The Norwegian Air Force says an F-16 fighter jet accidentally fired at a lookout tower near three military personnel during target practice earlier this month, but that no one was hurt. Air force spokesman Maj. Stian Roen said the incident occurred shortly after midnight ...

Munch lithograph stolen in 2009 recovered in Norway; pair arrested

Apr 7, 2016

Munch lithograph stolen in 2009 recovered in Norway; pair arrested

Norwegian police on Wednesday announced the recovery of a valuable lithograph by Edvard Munch that was stolen in 2009, with two men arrested. The artwork, named “Historien,” or “History” in Norwegian, was retrieved undamaged, a statement said. It shows an elderly bearded man speaking ...