In the battle for sovereignty of a disputed Arctic Island, Canada and Denmark use whisky and schnapps

In the battle for sovereignty of a disputed Arctic Island, Canada...

International disputes over territory can be ugly affairs, waged with all the nastiness of a divorce, backed with the force of armies. Just in...
Is it time for Greenland to have its own Arctic strategy?

Is it time for Greenland to have its own Arctic strategy?

Poland and Italy have them. So do Japan and Korea. Even the Faroe Islands has an Arctic strategy. Greenland, though, does not. But, as the country’s...
Nordic, Baltic states firm on Russian sanctions

Nordic, Baltic states firm on Russian sanctions

Nordic and Baltic prime ministers say their nations will stand firm on sanctions against Russia until peace is reached in Ukraine. “Russia is now challenging...
In Iceland, center-right Independence Party is given mandate to form new government

In Iceland, center-right Independence Party is given mandate to form new...

The leader of Iceland’s Independence Party, Bjarni Benediktsson, will be given first crack of the whip at forming a new national government. Benediktsson was invited...
Iceland shows what beats populist parties: Growth and jobs

Iceland shows what beats populist parties: Growth and jobs

The man who probably will be Iceland's next prime minister says he knows how to deal with the global wave of populism that's threatening...
Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns, After Pirate Party Makes Strong Gains

Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns, After Pirate Party Makes Strong Gains

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s prime minister announced Sunday that he would resign, as the insurgent, anti-establishment Pirate Party capitalized on a wave of anger...
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...
Pirate Party surge falls short in Iceland election

Pirate Party surge falls short in Iceland election

LONDON — The Pirate Party, a radical movement of anarchists and hackers that didn't exist this time four years ago, surged to third place...
US Coast Guard advances plans to build 3 icebreakers

US Coast Guard advances plans to build 3 icebreakers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is moving forward on its long-range plan to build new icebreakers, asking potential builders this week to weigh in...
A new supermajority coalition will govern Greenland

A new supermajority coalition will govern Greenland

As far as political upheaval goes, Thursday's announcement that Siumut, Greenland’s leading political party, was breaking with its two coalition partners to form a...