Some 330 U.S. Marines to be temporarily stationed in Norway in 2017

Some 330 U.S. Marines to be temporarily stationed in Norway in...

OSLO — Norway will allow U.S. troops to be stationed on its soil for a limited period from next year, the defense ministry said on...
No Chinese resort in Svalbard, after all

No Chinese resort in Svalbard, after all

In 2014, Chinese billionaire and property tycoon Huang Nubo said he would bid for the property located near Longyearbyen in Svalbard, and that he...
FSB builds new ice-breaking coast guard vessel

FSB builds new ice-breaking coast guard vessel

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is building a icebreaking ship to serve in Arctic waters from a base in Murmansk. The ship of the Purga class is to be...
Brutal sailors, Arctic setting make ‘North Water’ a harrowing read

Brutal sailors, Arctic setting make ‘North Water’ a harrowing read

The North Water By Ian McGuire; Henry Holt & Co.; 2016; 272 pages; $27 In the early pages of “The North Water,” Ian McGuire’s harrowing new...
Surfing under the northern lights and above the Arctic Circle

Surfing under the northern lights and above the Arctic Circle

UNSTAD, Norway — This was all new to Tim Matley, a thin and boyishly blond Australian, who found himself above the Arctic Circle for...
Wildlife group sounds alarm over Canada’s declining caribou herds

Wildlife group sounds alarm over Canada’s declining caribou herds

Devastated caribou herds across northern Canada have sparked a new awareness campaign by World Wildlife Fund-Canada which claims that recent statistics paint a “dire...
Nuuk to demand that Danes clean up US pollution

Nuuk to demand that Danes clean up US pollution

The government of Greenland is expected to officially call on Copenhagen and Washington next month to begin efforts to clean up thousands of tonnes...
300 US Marines could be based in Norway in a plan under consideration by both nations

300 US Marines could be based in Norway in a plan...

STUTTGART, Germany — The United States and Norway are considering basing a rotational force of up to 300 Marines in the Nordic country, but the...
Russian, Norwegian authorities offer differing accounts of weapons smuggling discussion at border meeting

Russian, Norwegian authorities offer differing accounts of weapons smuggling discussion at...

“International terrorist organizations can use the border between Russian and Norway for transfer of weapons. This conclusion was made after the two countries’ security...
Barrow sets new record for latest date without snow cover

Barrow sets new record for latest date without snow cover

Five months after a record-early spring snowmelt, the northernmost community in the United States has set a new record for late snow accumulation. The ground...