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Norway defends strict prison regime for mass murderer Breivik

Strict prison conditions are necessary for Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, state attorneys said on Tuesday at an appeal hearing on Breivik's prison regime.

Norwegian capital bans diesel vehicles over air pollution

A ban on driving most diesel cars on roads in the Norwegian capital of Oslo went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to tackle harmful air pollution.

Prison staff: Norwegian mass murderer Breivik not under mental duress

Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik has not shown signs of mental duress while incarcerated, prison and health officials said Friday at an appeal hearing.

Breivik says prison isolation made him "more radical"

Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik says he has become "more radical" during the roughly five years he has spent isolated in incarceration.

Norwegian mass murderer needs human contact, attorney tells court

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik tried to use dating adverts to contact ideological supporters and circumvent censorship rules, a state attorney said Wednesday.

Norway becomes first country to turn off FM radio

Norway on Wednesday began turning off analogue FM radio, making it the first country in the world to fully transition to digital audio broadcasting (DAB), broadcasting officials said.

Norway defends prison conditions; Breivik makes Nazi salute in court

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made a defiant Nazi-style salute at the opening of an appeal hearing on his prison conditions Tuesday, as a state attorney underlined the need for the...

Norwegian premier reshuffles cabinet

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Tuesday reshuffled her three-year-old government, replacing three ministers, ahead of next year's general elections.

Norway's Statoil sells remaining Canadian oil sands project

Norwegian energy group Statoil said it is selling its remaining oil sands project in Canada, a decision welcomed  Thursday by environmental groups.

Norway prosecutors urge 10-year sentence for Islamic State supporter

Norwegian prosecutors Wednesday requested a 10-year sentence for a man charged with recruiting members for the Islamic State militant group in Syria, the first such case in the Scandinavian...

Norwegian Refugee Council official expelled from South Sudan

The humanitarian organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRS) said Friday that one of its employees has been arrested by South Sudan’s National Security Service in Juba, the capital of the...

Norway: No suspects linked to stolen gate from former Nazi camp

Norwegian police said Saturday they had no suspects linked to the find of a gate believed to have been stolen in 2014 from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany.

Gate stolen from former Nazi concentration camp "found" in Norway

German police are investigating whether a gate bearing the sign "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) that was found in Norway is the one stolen in 2014 from the former Nazi concentration camp...

Norwegian Supreme Court rejects Snowden petition for safe passage

The Norwegian Supreme Court Friday rejected an appeal by US whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradited to the United States should he visit Norway.

Norwegian police expect more arrests in extensive paedophile probe

Norwegian police said Tuesday they expect more arrests in connection with a probe into 51 men linked to what they believe is the country's largest paedophile ring to date.