Tag Archives: Aftenposten

Strange purple powder frightens Svalbard dwellers

Mysterious purple powder scares in Svalbard The waste plant in Longyearbyen is closed, and a mysterious substance has been sent in for analysis The waste plant in Longyearbyen is closed, and a mysterious substance has been sent in for analysis "The powder is very volatile, it has gone everywhere and turns purple when sprayed with water," writes the ...

Schibsted journalists offered paper round jobs or redundancy packages

The newspaper industry is hurting all over the world, including Norway.

What would you find most attractive: a £40,000 newspaper delivery job or a modest redundancy settlement? Schibsted-owned Aftenposten, Norway's newspaper of record, is offering its journalists redundancy packages, part-time positions or reallocation to other available jobs, such as receptionist or newspaper delivery man, to cut 15 editorial positions by way of voluntary agreement. Editor-in-chief did newspaper rounds But ...

Norway to spend NOK 1.2 billion on new satellite

The Norwegian Defence plans to buy a share of a new satellite, with the aim to improve communications with Norwegian forces deployed in countries like Afghanistan and Chad, and with naval units on international missions, reports Norway Post Norway has entered into cooperation with Spain to acquire such a satellite, and the Government will put a proposal ...

Norway major Metamfetamine market

Norway has become one of the largest markets for metamfetamine, according to a new survey. Norway has the largest number of seizures, the highest amounts seized and many new users. This is shown by the annual report from the European Monitoring for (EMCDDA) which was presented on Thursday. The report provides the latest European data and commentary on ...

King of Norway invites Obama to stay at Royal Palace

Norway's King Harald V has invited US President Barack Obama to stay at the Royal Palace when he visits Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December. Prize winners usually stay at Oslo's well-known landmark; the Grand Hotel, but due to security reasons Obama might stay in a more secure spot, reports Aftenposten. The ...

It’s moose hunting season in Norway

The moose hunting season opened in most Norwegian counties on Sept. 25. And the price is higher than ever, reports Aftenposten.no. A total of 57 200 hunters participated in the moose hunt in the hunting year of 2007/08. In Norway every tenth person is a hunter. In order to obtain a permit the hunter must first of all pass an obligatory ...

Norway’s Foreign Minister: a UN for our times

UN Photo/Cia Pak

"Yes, we should look critically at the UN. And so we do, just as we strive to reform and improve the organisation," writes Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre in an article published in Norwegian daily Aftenposten. Yes, we should look critically at the UN. And so we do, just as we strive to reform and ...

Latest Poll: Clear majority for the opposition

Stortinget (The Grand Assembly). Photo: Magnus Fröderberg/norden.org

The latest poll made by Respons for Aftenposten shows a clear majority for the opposition, just one month ahead of the Parliamentary election, with 80 seats for the red/green coalition and 89 for the non-socialist parties, reports Norway Post. At least 85 seats are needed for a majority in the Norwegian Parliament. “Polls go up and down. ...

No political commercials on Norwegian TV before the election

The Norwegian Frikanalen (Free Channel) has confirmed they have not received any applications from the Norwegian political parties to run TV-commercials before the upcoming election, writes newspaper Aftenposten. In May, 2008 The Norwegian Government decided to pay Frikanalen 10 million NOK over a period of four years, in return the channel was supposed to work as ...

FILM&KINO honors Haddal and Bang-Hansen

Award winners Pål Bang Hansen (left) and Per Haddal. Photo: FILM&KINO)

  Norwegian film journalists and critics Per Haddal and Pål Bang-Hansen received the FILM&KINO’s Aamot statuette during the Norwegian cinema association’s annual meeting at Hamar on June 8. Haddal and Bang-Hansen were awarded FILM&KINO’s highest honor for their achievements in film criticism, having left their marks on “Norwegian film reality, film discussion and film interest” ...