With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the...
Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

COPENHAGEN — A volcano has erupted on a mountain near Iceland's capital Reykjavik after days of rising earthquake activity in the area, the Icelandic...
Hearing pain of Canada school survivors felt like slaps, pope says

Hearing pain of Canada school survivors felt like slaps, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said on Wednesday he felt the pain of survivors of Canada's residential school system "like slaps" and that the...
Nunavut miner issues layoff notices to more than 1,100 employees

Nunavut miner issues layoff notices to more than 1,100 employees

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has sent layoff notices to more than 1,100 of its employees. The company sent the notices July 31, said spokesperson Peter...
Italy’s lower house backs NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Italy’s lower house backs NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

ROME — Italy's Chamber of Deputies approved a bill on Tuesday to ratify the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO in a vote...
Wind turbine research to begin in Baker Lake

Wind turbine research to begin in Baker Lake

Wind turbine research is expected to start this fall in Baker Lake, and could lead to the alternative form of energy generation being used...
Pope again asks for forgiveness as tour ends in Canada’s north

Pope again asks for forgiveness as tour ends in Canada’s north

IQALUIT — Pope Francis again asked for forgiveness after meeting on Friday with residential school survivors in the Arctic territory of Nunavut, the last...
On Navy Day, Putin reiterates Arctic ambitions, calls US main threat to Russia

On Navy Day, Putin reiterates Arctic ambitions, calls US main threat...

ST. PETERSBURG — President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a new naval doctrine which cast the United States as Russia's main rival and set...
Canada asks France to extradite priest Johannes Rivoire

Canada asks France to extradite priest Johannes Rivoire

Officials with Canada’s Department of Justice have asked France to extradite former Nunavut priest Johannes Rivoire. In a written statement, Justice Minister David Lametti confirmed...
2 Russian Arctic governors are on the UK’s latest sanction list

2 Russian Arctic governors are on the UK’s latest sanction list

Following their support to warriors and secessionists in Russian-occupied Ukraine, the governors of the far northern regions of Komi and Yamal-Nenets have been put...