Norway shuns Dalai Lama, hoping to mend China ties

World / Politics May 8, 2014

Norway shuns Dalai Lama, hoping to mend China ties

Norway's decision to ignore the Dalai Lama's visit to Oslo this week to avoid upsetting China has drawn criticism in a country that considers itself a beacon of human rights in the world. Unlike on his previous visits to Norway, no government officials will meet ...

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

World Apr 27, 2014

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in the year 1160. The researchers also removed the king's burial crown, which is the oldest ...

World Nov 20, 2013

Spy chief admits Norway snoops on phones outside country

Norway's military intelligence chief said Tuesday his country carries out surveillance on millions of phone calls in conflict areas around the world and shares that data with allies, including the United States. Lt. Gen. Kjell Grandhagen made the statement at a hastily organized news conference ...

The neglected stars of Norwegian design

Style & Design Jun 25, 2013

The neglected stars of Norwegian design

by Tomoko Otake

What do you think of as a typical example of Scandinavian design? The massively copied 1950s bentwood chair series "Seven Chairs" by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen? The vividly colored Unikko poppy patterns by the Finnish textile company Marimekko? Or the ready-to-assemble furniture available at ...

Editorials Mar 18, 2013

No place for nuclear weapons

An international conference sponsored by Norway underscores the impossibility of rescue and relief activities after a nuclear weapon is detonated.