Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia

Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Norway on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to enunciate a clear and predictable policy on Russia as soon as...
Fishing ban in international Arctic waters remains elusive

Fishing ban in international Arctic waters remains elusive

More than a year ago, five Arctic nations signed a declaration pledging to keep their fishing fleets out of the international waters in the...
Third time lucky? Iceland’s Pirate party given chance to form government

Third time lucky? Iceland’s Pirate party given chance to form government

STOCKHOLM — Iceland's Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir has been asked by the president to try to form a new government, local media reported on...
Trudeau will meet with Indigenous leaders to talk climate change later this month

Trudeau will meet with Indigenous leaders to talk climate change later...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit down with national Indigenous leaders in Ottawa Dec. 9 in advance of a long-awaited conference with provincial...
Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break

Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break

OSLO — Norway has resumed high-level talks with Russia on trade and economic cooperation that were broken off after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014, the Norwegian...
Russia’s Lavrov turns down Norwegian invitation to Arctic talks in Tromsø

Russia’s Lavrov turns down Norwegian invitation to Arctic talks in Tromsø

Norway’s door for Arctic cooperation with Russia stays open, but Russia’s Foreign Minister seems reluctant to enter. At least as long as the Norwegian...
Finland plans to set up center to counter ‘hybrid’ threats

Finland plans to set up center to counter ‘hybrid’ threats

HELSINKI — Several NATO and EU countries are planning to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to counter "hybrid" warfare, a senior Finnish...
Trump’s Interior Department shortlist vexes employees, green groups

Trump’s Interior Department shortlist vexes employees, green groups

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump's shortlist of candidates to lead the U.S. Department of Interior has employees and environmental advocates fearful of a shift...
What will the future of US Arctic policy look like?

What will the future of US Arctic policy look like?

When Washington wants to know what to do in the Arctic, the answer has long been to ask, “What are the Russians up to?”...
Will Obama make a move to (further) lock up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?

Will Obama make a move to (further) lock up the Arctic...

WASHINGTON — As soon as it became clear that Republicans would again hold both houses of Congress and the White House, some Alaskans started talking...