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...
A controversial plan to open Alaska’s Arctic refuge using federal budget bill moves a step closer to reality

A controversial plan to open Alaska’s Arctic refuge using federal budget...

Oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge came a step closer to reality on Wednesday with conditional approval from a Senate committee.On a party-line 13-10...
Russian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman says decision to host US troops will strain Norway-Russia ties

Russian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman says decision to host US troops will...

In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that "Norwegian-Russian relations are now being put to the...
Iceland sets snap election for Oct. 28

Iceland sets snap election for Oct. 28

COPENHAGEN — Iceland will hold a snap parliamentary election on Oct. 28, President Gudni Johannesson said on Monday, after the current government collapsed last week...
Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports

Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM — Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in...
Dirtiest shipping fuel to be banned from Arctic

Dirtiest shipping fuel to be banned from Arctic

The UN body that regulates shipping agreed Friday to a measure that would ban a highly polluting form of fuel from the Arctic, but...
Former Greenland premier wants independence by 2021

Former Greenland premier wants independence by 2021

In a country where most politicians and voters seem to agree that independence lies over the horizon, Greenland’s Partii Naleraq is stirring up the...
Canada says it will use Arctic Council to reach out to Russia

Canada says it will use Arctic Council to reach out to...

Canada will use the Arctic Council to help preserve dialogue with Russia, the parliamentary secretary to Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, said...
Iceland’s finance minister expresses doubts about EAA membership

Iceland’s finance minister expresses doubts about EAA membership

"The time has come in my opinion for us in Parliament to take into serious consideration what the position of the EFTA countries is...
What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What Duncan Hunter’s indictment means for the Arctic

What does the scandal surrounding a U.S. Congressman from sunny Southern California have to do with the Arctic?More than you might think.As chair of...