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Mass murderer Breivik claims prison isolation has made him 'more radical'

Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, said on Thursday that his more than five-year prison isolation has radicalised him, a key point in his lawsuit against the Norwegian state over his prison conditions.

Western Norway under flood warning

The western coast of Norway was feeling the effects of Storm Vidar on Thursday morning.

Breivik 'trying to spread his ideology from prison'

The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said on Wednesday his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dating adverts.

Norway battered by strong winds and rising waters as Storm Vidar arrives

A storm dubbed Vidar hit Western Norway south of Stad on Wednesday morning, bring reports of extremely high water.

Police have no idea how stolen Dachau camp gate turned up in Norway

After completing their investigation, Norwegian police still have no idea how a iron gate stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago ended up in the countryside near a small village some 20km outside of Bergen.

Man faces charges for threatening judge in Norway’s ‘hijab case’

A 66-year-old man on Tuesday was charged with threatening a district court judge who ruled that a Norwegian hairdresser was guilty of discrimination for denying service to a Muslim client wearing a headscarf.

Norway: Breivik more extreme now than before his attacks

Convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been strengthened in his right-wing ideology since being sentenced to prison five and a half years ago, Attorney General Fredrik Sejersted said on Tuesday as the state's appeal against a ruling on the domestic terrorist’s “inhumane” treatment got underway.

‘Beer war’ brewing in Northern Norway

A fight is brewing over space on the beer shelves of supermarket Rema 1000 in the northern part of Norway.

Danish 'Skam' fans invade Oslo school in hopes of seeing stars

Just how popular is the Norwegian youth series ‘Skam’ in Denmark? Enough that the Hartvig Nissen school in Oslo that serves as the show’s setting has been overrun by Danish fans.

Police suspect Norway asylum centre fire was arson

Police suspect that a fire at an asylum centre in Gibostad in Troms county in the early morning hours of Thursday was arson.

Norway offers national coach job to FC Copenhagen’s Solbakken: report

Ståle Solbakken has been offered the job as Norway’s national football coach, newspaper VG reported on Friday.

Norwegian policeman accused of using his position for sex

A policeman in Western Norway may lose his job over allegations that he used his role as an officer of the law to get sex from a number of women.

Why foreign women are seeking abortions in Norway

In Denmark, women who get carried fertility treatments often become pregnant with twins.

Norwegian set a new passenger record in 2016

A large increase in long-haul traffic contributed to 14 percent passenger growth for Norwegian in 2016, the budget carrier said on Thursday.

Norway nets record salmon sales in 2016

Norway made a record amount on its salmon sales last year, helping to partially offset a drop in oil revenues, the main engine of the country's economy, data showed Wednesday.

Norway's housing market had historic boom in 2016

Never before have house prices in Norway risen so much in one year.

Norway prepares for yet another Breivik trial

It attracted international attention when the Oslo District Court last spring sided with domestic terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s contention that his prison conditions violate his human rights.

Convicted Norwegian hairdresser: ‘The hijab is like an Isis flag’

The Gulating Court of Appeal on Tuesday heard the appeal of a Norwegian hairdresser who was convicted of discrimination for denying service to a Muslim client wearing a headscarf.

British mountain climber dies after fall in Norway

A British man in his 20s died of injuries he suffered during a fall from the Gaustatoppen mountain in Telemark county on Monday, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

Firefighters battle flames in two Norwegian towns

The fire brigades in both Bergen and the northern city of Evenes were busy on Tuesday morning trying to extinguish serious fires.

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