Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has experience in political dealings with the Kremlin – something that NATO now needs in abundance.
The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, which received the prize, called Tuesday for Israel, North Korea, Egypt, and three others to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention.
But while some are calling for Norway to divest itself of foreign coal companies to reduce global warming, there's a wrinkle: Norway is itself a major coal producer.
Police were already under fire for their slow response during Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 attacks. And it took them more than an hour to arrive at the scene of Monday's bus hijacking.
But the most exciting programming starts after midnight, with feverish segments on the shearing of bottle-fed sheep.
Norway turned down a request to take the lead in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stock pile today, citing local laws and a lack of technical ability.
The US says Norway is an ideal location to destroy roughly half of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. But Norway would have to surmount legal – and political – hurdles.
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban, is on the short list of potential winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, set to be announced on Friday.
The right-wing Conservative and Progress parties started talks today to form a minority government, but needed to drop drilling plans to get support.
Norway's Conservative Party will lead parliament for the first time since 1990, with plans to lower taxes, sell shares in state oil companies, and increase oil exploration.
Norway has prospered under Jens Stoltenberg, but he is unlikely to win reelection in September.
More than 20 top EU leaders attended today's awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. But critics say the EU's win, coming amid the financial crisis, is inappropriate.
More than 50 organizations plan to march in Oslo on Sunday to protest of the Nobel Committee's award of the 2012 Peace Prize to the EU at a time of debt crisis.
The Nobel Peace Prize went to the European Union for its post-1945 promotion of peace and democracy on a continent where war had been the norm for hundreds of years.
Several Russian contenders are among the favorites for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, to be awarded Friday. But a Russian winner could make for sour relations between Norway and Russia.
Breivik got 21 years, but was found sane as he wanted. Prosecutors saw him jailed, but mishandled the psychiatric findings. And now the prime minister is feeling heat for security's slow response.
Anders Behring Breivik, who was convicted of twin terror attacks last summer that killed 77 people, announced he would not appeal his sentence of 21 years in prison.
Norwegian investigators blamed authorities for 'abrogation of responsibility,' but stopped short of blaming specific individuals.