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Less crime reported

English News from norwaypost.com - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 07:43

In 2011, 3.6 per cent fewer criminal offences were reported to the Norwegian police than in 2010. A total of 2.4 per cent fewer crimes and 6.2 per cent fewer misdemeanours were registered, compared with 2010.

Under Norway's Midnight Sun

English News from norwaypost.com - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 08:29

Wall Street Journal reporter J.S.Marcus has been on a trip to Tromsø in Northern Norway, —an island city of some 70,000 people, 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, and about as far north as you can go in the world and still be in a city, he writes.

Under Norway's Midnight Sun

English News from norwaypost.com - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 08:29

Wall Street Journal reporter J.S.Marcus has been on a trip to Tromsø in Northern Norway, —an island city of some 70,000 people, 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, and about as far north as you can go in the world and still be in a city, he writes.

Norwegian Refugee Council employees kidnapped

English News from norwaypost.com - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 08:08

Three Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) employees were injured and four are missing, following an attack by armed men in the Dadaab refugee camp on the Kenyan border with Somalia on Friday.

Prestigious prize to the Norwegian Museum of Science

English News from norwaypost.com - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 07:49

The Norwegian Museum of Science in Oslo has received the International Design and Communication Award (IDCA) 2012 in the category Best Exhibition Layout, for its exhibition Mind Gap.

Produktion at Gullfaks A closed down

English News from norwaypost.com - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 07:35

Statoil has closed down production at its Gullfaks A Field, and around 50 workers were on Friday sent ashore, Dagbladet reports.

July 22nd bomb site reopens

English News from norwaypost.com - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 08:37

The grounds around the government officie buildings in downtown Oslo, which were badly damaged by the July 22nd bomb attack last summer, will be reopened to the public next week.

Famous artist loses appeal

English News from norwaypost.com - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 08:05

On of Norway's best known modern painters, Odd Nerdrum, has lost his appeal against a jail sentence received for tax evation. Instead he received an even longer sentence.

Record high imports last year

English News from norwaypost.com - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 07:50

The Norwegian external trade in 2011 grew compared to 2010. Both imports and exports rose, and imports reached a record high. Exports were approaching the record year of 2008 as was the trade balance.

Athletics: Three medals for Norway

English News from norwaypost.com - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 07:16

Norway captured three medals during the European Athletics Championships at Helsinki, Finland on Thursday. Tonje Angelsen (22) won silver in the women's high jump final.

 

Have you seen our bus??

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:32

A group of 80 Norwegian pensioners on a holiday trip in Eastern Europe had the surprise of their life when they left their hotel one morning.

One of their two buses was no longer in the parking lot where they had left it the evening before.

The vehicle was last captured by a surveillance camera as it was leaving Prague, but it has not been seen after it left the motorway.

The pensioners were shocked, but glad they had taken all their luggage to their rooms the evening before, and with a new, rented bus, theyr were able to complete their trip.

The Norwegian bus company has resigned themselves to the probability that they will never see their bus again.

(NRK)

More students from abroad

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:25

585 students from 95 countries have come to Oslo to study at the International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo this year.

Socialist left again call for republic

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:09

The Socialist Left Party (SV) has again proposed that Norway should change from being a Monarchy to become a Republic.

Afghan president to visit Norway

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:53

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has accepted an invitation to visit Norway this fall. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited President Karzai in Kabul on Wednesday.

Aker Solutions awarded maintenance contract by ExxonMobil

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:28

Norwegian engineering company Aker Solutions has been awarded a frame agreement by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS.

Norwegian training program for F-35 pilots

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:08

The Norwegian company Applica Training Systems (ATC) has signed a contract with the US Defence for the development and delivery of a computer-based training program for F-35 fighter pilots.

Norwegian training program for F-35 pilots

English News from norwaypost.com - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:08

The Norwegian company Applica Training Systems (ATC) has signed a contract with the US Defence for the development and delivery of a computer-based training program for F-35 fighter pilots.