Norwegian Coast Guard in race against ice after trawler runs aground near Svalbard

Norwegian Coast Guard in race against ice after trawler runs aground...

After conducting a dramatic operation to save the lives of 14 fishermen aboard a trawler that had run aground in the narrow strait between...
Russia updates defense missile systems, including in the Arctic

Russia updates defense missile systems, including in the Arctic

MOSCOW — Russia will in 2019 deploy the S-350 Vityaz new generation short- to mid-range surface-to-air defense missile complex, the Russian Defense Ministry said...
Darkness, bad weather prevent search after Svalbard avalanche

Darkness, bad weather prevent search after Svalbard avalanche

Authorities in Svalbard say it appears unlikely that anyone was injured in a major avalanche that occurred in a popular snowmobiling area near Longyearbyen,...
NORAD’s eyes in the sky keep watch for Santa

NORAD’s eyes in the sky keep watch for Santa

Don’t worry kids. The big man in red will make it to your house on time this Christmas Eve.NORAD, short for “North American Aerospace...
No Christmas cash for robber of world’s northernmost bank

No Christmas cash for robber of world’s northernmost bank

A man made threats with a gun at the world's northernmost bank in Longyearbyen on Svalbard and grabbed an uncertain sum of cash. But...
Arctia CEO steps down after a merger, slowdown in international operations

Arctia CEO steps down after a merger, slowdown in international operations

Finnish icebreaking firm Arctia has replaced Tero Vauraste as its CEO in connection with a merger that will see the company broaden its offerings...
Mitsui, Saudi Aramco, Russia’s RDIF in talks to buy Arctic LNG 2 stakes, sources say

Mitsui, Saudi Aramco, Russia’s RDIF in talks to buy Arctic LNG...

MOSCOW/DUBAI — Japan's Mitsui Co Ltd, Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Aramco are in talks to buy stakes in Novatek's Arctic LNG...
A large-scale Russian military exercise is coming to the Arctic

A large-scale Russian military exercise is coming to the Arctic

The Northern Sea Route will constitute a central part of Russia’s next major military exercise. A representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense confirms to...
With draft environmental study done, Trump administration hopes for Arctic refuge lease sale soon

With draft environmental study done, Trump administration hopes for Arctic refuge...

The Trump administration is on track to auction off oil drilling rights next year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a key milestone...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...