Finland holds Arctic military exercises

Finland holds Arctic military exercises

Finland said on Monday that it will bring its "strong" army as it pushes for its membership to the NATO alliance, even as its army...
Russia’s newest strategic sub tests torpedos under Arctic ice

Russia’s newest strategic sub tests torpedos under Arctic ice

Five months after it was commissioned by the Russian Navy, the submarine Knyaz Oleg took part in a torpedo-shooting and battle-training exercise at a...
An earthquake hit north of Norway’s Svalbard

An earthquake hit north of Norway’s Svalbard

OSLO — A magnitude 6 earthquake struck north of the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, though police...
Arctic Council chairman warns against Nordic NATO expansion

Arctic Council chairman warns against Nordic NATO expansion

The entry of Sweden and Finland in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could lead to certain "adjustments" in Arctic cooperation, says Russia's top representative...
Biden cheers Finland, Sweden NATO plans as Turkey balks

Biden cheers Finland, Sweden NATO plans as Turkey balks

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met with the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to offer robust U.S. support...
Russia says it will beef up forces near western border

Russia says it will beef up forces near western border

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday that moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO were part of an increase in military...
Finland wants to avoid overreactions in security, says president

Finland wants to avoid overreactions in security, says president

HELSINKI — Finland wants to remain flexible about joint exercises with NATO following its formal application to join the alliance and about bringing in...
With nickel in high demand, Nornickel expands Kola mine

With nickel in high demand, Nornickel expands Kola mine

The world’s leading nickel producer, Nornickel, intends to dig 300 meters deeper into its Severny-Globoky mine on the Kola Peninsula in Russia's Arctic, according...
U.S. special forces are testing a new vehicle designed for Arctic conditions

U.S. special forces are testing a new vehicle designed for Arctic...

U.S. special forces could see a new Arctic-adapted vehicle as soon as early 2023. The MRZR Alpha, an all-terrain vehicle to be used by U.S....
Finland, Sweden formally apply to join NATO amid Turkish objections

Finland, Sweden formally apply to join NATO amid Turkish objections

BRUSSELS/ANKARA — Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but face...