Independence party-led government in the pipeline for Iceland

Independence party-led government in the pipeline for Iceland

The most recent twist in Iceland's governmental crisis following the elections is that the Independence Party, the Restoration party and Bright Future are officially...
Tillerson might help Alaska’s gas project despite brittle relations with governor

Tillerson might help Alaska’s gas project despite brittle relations with governor

Alaska could benefit if Congress confirms ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson as the next secretary of state despite Tillerson’s tense relations with Gov. Bill Walker...
Nunavut disappointed in Trudeau’s “spur of the moment” plans for Arctic

Nunavut disappointed in Trudeau’s “spur of the moment” plans for Arctic

Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not consult territorial leaders before announcing new plans for the Arctic Dec. 20 that...
How the renewal of diplomatic ties between China and Norway could affect the Arctic

How the renewal of diplomatic ties between China and Norway could...

On Monday, Norway and China normalized diplomatic relations for the first time since 2010, when they were been frozen following the award of the Nobel...
Norway’s PM to reshuffle cabinet ahead of election year: report

Norway’s PM to reshuffle cabinet ahead of election year: report

OSLO — Norway's Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg will reshuffle her cabinet on Tuesday, replacing at least three ministers nine months before the next general...
Canada’s national Inuit group likes Trudeau’s approach to reconciliation

Canada’s national Inuit group likes Trudeau’s approach to reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that his government will create permanent bilateral policy structures for each of the three national Indigenous organizations comes...
Norway, China normalize ties after Nobel Peace Prize row

Norway, China normalize ties after Nobel Peace Prize row

OSLO/BEIJING — Norway and China on Monday normalized diplomatic and political ties, frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace...
Trump taps Montana Congressman Zinke to lead Interior Department

Trump taps Montana Congressman Zinke to lead Interior Department

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, a former Navy SEAL commander who questions whether humans are largely...
As secretary of state, Tillerson will prioritize the Arctic in US-Russia relations, says Russian diplomat

As secretary of state, Tillerson will prioritize the Arctic in US-Russia...

The Arctic, and not the Middle East, will soon be on top of Russian-U.S. agenda, a Russian top diplomat says. "This is a significant and...
Oilmen take Washington, signal dawn of new U.S. energy era

Oilmen take Washington, signal dawn of new U.S. energy era

Ever since the Supreme Court broke up John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil in 1911, the energy industry has been at loggerheads with the federal...