'Switzerland is the world's happiest country'
'Switzerland is the world's happiest country'

Switzerland has the world`s happiest people, according to researchers in a study released on Thursday.

US, UK, Norway slam Sudan polls as not credible

 The US, Britain and Norway on Monday blasted Sudan for failing to hold free and fair elections which alleged war criminal President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win.

Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia`s deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia`s role in the Ukraine conflict.

First doughnut launched into space from Norway

Two Swede brothers in Norway have launched the first doughnut into the edge of space, sending the confectionery 32 km above the surface of the Earth in a weather balloon.

Svein Arne Hansen elected new European Athletics Association president
Svein Arne Hansen elected new European Athletics Association president

Norway`s Svein Arne Hansen was elected the new president of the European Athletics Association at the body`s congress in Bled, Slovenia, on Saturday.

Norwegian journalist held in Yemen, accused of spying: reports

A Norwegian freelance journalist has been arrested in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and accused spying, media reports said on Thursday.

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger
Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Martin Odegaard becomes youngest player to start Euro qualifier
Martin Odegaard becomes youngest player to start Euro qualifier

Martin Odegaard, who is aged 16 years and 101 days, became the youngest player to start a European Championship qualifying match when he took the field in Norway`s Group H tie against Croatia on Saturday.

Norwegian Air Shuttle to require two people in cockpit

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it would require two people in the cockpit at all times for safety reasons.

Norwegian court ups jail term for mother who drowned infant

A Norwegian appeals court increased jail terms Tuesday for a Norwegian woman who drowned her infant and her British lover who gave her instructions via a webcam.

Russia brands branch of Norwegian eco group 'foreign agent'

Russia on Friday added a branch of a Norwegian-based environmental NGO to its list of "foreign agents" under a controversial law that critics say is designed to curb civil society.

Polar bear injures tourist on Arctic island on eve of eclipse

A polar bear injured a foreign tourist on an Arctic island off Norway on Thursday, the eve of a total solar eclipse that has drawn thousands of visitors to the remote islands.

Norway man jailed for slipping abortion pill in ex`s drink

 A court in Norway on Tuesday sentenced a man to six years in prison for slipping abortion pills into his ex-girlfriend`s drink and causing a miscarriage, Norwegian media reported.

Dutch court says `luxury` cell prisoners must move

A Dutch court ruled Friday that long-term prisoners who currently enjoy countryside views and cook their own food must vacate their "luxury" cells to make way for Norwegian convicts.

France issues warrants for 3 suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982, a judicial source told a news agency on Wednesday.

Nobel Peace committee demotes controversial chairman

Norway's influential Nobel Peace Prize committee on Tuesday demoted its controversial chairman Thorbjoern Jagland in a move unprecedented in the history of the award.

Norway arrests radical preacher who praised Charlie Hebdo killers

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month`s deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris, police said Friday.

1,000 join Muslim 'ring of peace' outside Oslo synagogue

More than 1,000 people have formed a "ring of peace" outside Oslo's main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.

After Copenhagen shootings, Norway`s Muslims and Jews link up

Hundreds of people were expected at a peace vigil in Oslo Saturday, hosted by young Norwegian Muslims expressing solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark targeted a synagogue and free speech seminar.

Norwegian Muslims to form human ring around Oslo synagogue

Hundreds of Norwegian Muslims are expected to form a human ring around Oslo`s synagogue on Saturday, showing solidarity with the city`s Jewish community a week after a gunman attacked a synagogue in neighbouring Denmark.