A ‘clear majority’ supports NATO membership, says Finnish FM

A ‘clear majority’ supports NATO membership, says Finnish FM

For the first time ever, "the clear majority from the Finnish population is supporting the NATO membership," Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told reporters...
Norway to close its consulate in Murmansk

Norway to close its consulate in Murmansk

In the wake of the meltdown in bilateral relations, Norway will close its general consulate in Murmansk on July 1, said Foreign Minister Anniken...
Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12, says Iltalehti newspaper

Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12,...

HELSINKI — Finland will decide to apply for NATO membership on May 12, Finnish newspaper Iltalehti reported late on Sunday, citing anonymous government sources. The...
Only oil company that bid for ANWR tract gives up its lease

Only oil company that bid for ANWR tract gives up its...

The only oil company that bid in last year’s controversial Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lease sale has dropped the sole tract acquired in that...
Finland will decide soon whether to join NATO, PM says

Finland will decide soon whether to join NATO, PM says

Speaking in Athens on Thursday, Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that her country would decide ‘soon’ on whether to join the NATO alliance...
A new Canadian policy recognizes Inuit Nunangat as a distinct region

A new Canadian policy recognizes Inuit Nunangat as a distinct region

A new federal policy recognizing Inuit Nunangat as a distinct region means Inuit will have a greater say in developments that happen in the...
For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer service means more health risks

For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with its eastern neighbor

On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with...

KIRKENES, Norway — Kirkenes, a Norwegian town a stone's throw from Russia, was for over three decades a symbol of cross-border harmony in the...
Russia pauses nuclear safety cooperation with Norway in the north

Russia pauses nuclear safety cooperation with Norway in the north

After receiving more than €2 billion over the last 27 years from Norway to help Russia secure its nuclear dump sites and improve safety...
Finland is ready to fight Russia if attacked, says defense chief

Finland is ready to fight Russia if attacked, says defense chief

HELSINKI — Finland has prepared for decades for a Russian attack and would put up stiff resistance should one occur, its armed forces chief...