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North sea oil rig

Chevron Exits Norway

Chevron becomes the first major oil company to exit the Norwegian continental shelf. According to the Norwegian oil and energy ministry, American oil firm Chevron will become the first oil major to formally exit the Norwegian...
Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament, in Oslo

Norway’s Budget 2019

Norway's state budget for 2019 focuses on employment, welfare and security. Many welcome the diverse focus of the budget, but critics say it's simply designed to strengthen the coalition by trying to woo the Christian Democrats...
The King and Queen of Norway

Royal Family to Visit China

King Harald and Queen Sonja are to visit China for their first state visit in 21 years. In what is a clear sign of improving relations between China and Norway, the King and Queen are to...
Greener airplanes in Norway

Greener Skies for Norway

From 2020, new aviation regulations should make Norway's skies more environmentally-friendly. Norway's push to go green gathers pace. Not only is the capital city taking measures to turn its busiest district car-free, the government is now...
Oslo is already a very green capital city

Oslo’s Car-Free Future

Oslo's ambitious environmental plans are running into opposition from businesses and drivers. The Norwegian capital is racing towards a car-free city centre by 2019. It’s all part of the long-term plan for the city to be...
Lights on a police car in Norway

Two Teenagers Killed in Trondheim

Two teenagers originally from Afghanistan were killed in Trondheim city centre last night. Norwegian media are reporting the murder of two young asylum seekers and serious injuries to a third in a private Trondheim apartment last...
Growing old in Norway

Norway Best for Elderly Living

New research places Norway top of the Ageing Society Index, which attempts to rank countries based on how they are handling the transition to an ageing population. A team of researchers and policy experts from the...
A Swedish bonfire

Sweden Election: “Yes, the far right made gains, but we’re not falling apart”

Our friends across the border in Sweden are recovering after a very tense election night. The centre-right and the centre-left blocs have effectively secured very similar shares of the vote, but neither have come away with...
Football goal in Norway

Norway Women Qualify for World Cup

A 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in Oslo secured Norway's women a place in the World Cup for the eighth consecutive tournament. The national team take their place at the 2019 tournament, which will be held...
Molecules science NTNU

Computing Power Solves Molecular Mystery

By using a novel combination of two simulation techniques, researchers at NTNU have found a new way to investigate the behaviour of molecules. It’s good news for the chemical industry. Chemical reactions take place around us...