Horrific delay? Norway eyes police response to arrow attack

HELSINKI — Norway on Saturday announced it will hold an independent investigation into the actions of police and security agencies following a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and injured three others. Police have been criticized for reacting too slowly to contain the massacre, acknowledging that the five deaths took place after police first encountered … Read more

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Haunting New Novel

For much of the past decade, the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard has been part of a cohort of writers trailing in the long backdraft of W. G. Sebald, whose work derived its force from the uneasy and, at times, fleeting truce between fact and fiction. Sebald was interested in the subjective nature of history … Read more

Norway unveils new centre-left goverment amid suspected terror attack

Norwegian prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, has presented the country”s new centre-left minority government. The leader of the Labour party stood outside the country’s royal palace on Thursday alongside the ten women and nine men in his new cabinet. The government now features two politicians who survived the 2011 Utøya massacre as teenage labour activists. … Read more

Norway says bow-and-arrow attack appears to be an ‘act of terror’

The killing of five people in Norway in a bow-and-arrow attack appears to be an “act of terror,” the Norwegian security service said Thursday, with the suspect, a Danish Muslim convert, already on their radar over fears he had been radicalised. Four women and a man died and two others were injured on Wednesday in … Read more