With Arctic security as backdrop, Russia’s Lavrov calls UK’s Williamson ‘minister of war’

With Arctic security as backdrop, Russia’s Lavrov calls UK’s Williamson ‘minister...

MUNICH — A day after British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of "trying to goad the West" in a bellicose speech, Russian Foreign...
Norway gives go-ahead to disputed Arctic copper mine

Norway gives go-ahead to disputed Arctic copper mine

Norway's government last week approved construction of a copper mine near Europe's northernmost point despite years of opposition from indigenous Sami herders and fishermen.Norway's decision...
U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security

U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security

REYKJAVIK — The United States and Iceland have agreed to set up formal economic channels to boost trade and business investment, the countries' top...
UK’s Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine’s Day

UK’s Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine’s Day

LONDON — Britain's Prince Harry flew to the Arctic on Valentine's Day to meet the Royal Marines and learn about special freezing-weather helicopter commando...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
Alaska’s Arctic communities and universities are targeted for deep budget cuts

Alaska’s Arctic communities and universities are targeted for deep budget cuts

Arctic communities and Arctic research in Alaska would be hard hit by a draconian budget and related legislation introduced on Wednesday by the state’s...
Eleven Russian fighter jets launched a mock attack on a Norwegian Arctic radar installation

Eleven Russian fighter jets launched a mock attack on a Norwegian...

Flying in attack formation, a group of Russian Sukhoi-24 attack aircraft simulated a strike on a radar installation last year, turning away just before Norwegian...
Canada’s new Arctic policy could be done by June, minister says

Canada’s new Arctic policy could be done by June, minister says

After more than two years of work, the Liberal government’s new Arctic policy framework won’t be ready for release until after it works out...
The Trump administration says it’s sticking to plans for an Arctic refuge oil lease sale by year’s end

The Trump administration says it’s sticking to plans for an Arctic...

The Trump administration is on track to sell oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this year, cracking open an area that for...
Arctic railway not commercially viable, report says

Arctic railway not commercially viable, report says

The Finnish-Norwegian working group exploring a potential Arctic rail corridor connecting Rovaniemi in Finland to the Arctic Ocean at Kirkenes, Norway says cargo volumes...