Trump’s Interior secretary nominee just might grant Murkowski’s every wish

Trump’s Interior secretary nominee just might grant Murkowski’s every wish

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, the nominee to head the Interior Department, drew a warm reception at his Senate hearing Tuesday as he peppered...
In cliffhanger election, Greenland’s incumbents cling to power

In cliffhanger election, Greenland’s incumbents cling to power

Greenland’s Siumut party maintained its lock on political power in the self-ruling member of the Danish kingdom with the narrowest of wins in Tuesday’s...
A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000 foreign soldiers

A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000...

Winter warfare capabilities will be in focus when the military exercise Northern Wind kicks off in Sweden's Norrbotten county in March.The exercise takes place...
The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

On Friday, China’s polar icebreaker, the Xuelong, departed Shanghai for its ninth expedition to the Arctic.For the next two months, the 100 or so...
Russia resumes North Pole patrols with fighter jets

Russia resumes North Pole patrols with fighter jets

Combat ready MiG-31BMs will protect Russia’s northern regions by circumnavigating the airspace around the North Pole, the nation's Defense Ministry has announced.Regular patrols by...
U.S. airline group says deal reached to fly in Russian airspace

U.S. airline group says deal reached to fly in Russian airspace

WASHINGTON — U.S. trade group Airlines for America said on Tuesday that it had been told by the U.S. State Department that a deal...
As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is struggling to get on board

As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is...

When it comes to the future of Greenland’s economy, there are two things lawmakers in Nuuk and in Copenhagen can agree on.The first is...
David Balton, a top US diplomat on Arctic issues, is leaving the State Department

David Balton, a top US diplomat on Arctic issues, is leaving...

The U.S. State Department’s Arctic team will lose a key member at the end of the year.David Balton, a career diplomat who served for...
On the question of Greenland independence, there are fewer moderates, poll finds

On the question of Greenland independence, there are fewer moderates, poll...

Greenland is no stranger to extreme positions on independence. In the 1970s, while the country was still a Danish county, some said they were...
Norway says Russia’s mock attack on Vardø radar troubles stability in the north

Norway says Russia’s mock attack on Vardø radar troubles stability in...

A year ago, on March 24 2017, nine Russian aircraft simulated an attack on Norway’s radar station in Vardø.The mock attack, made by bombers...