Trump taps former Arctic Economic Council head for top Indian affairs spot

Trump taps former Arctic Economic Council head for top Indian affairs...

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he would nominate Tara Sweeney, an executive vice president of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. and the former chair of the...
Norwegian government proposes an end to Svalbard coal mines

Norwegian government proposes an end to Svalbard coal mines

The Norwegian government proposes liquidating coal mining operations in Svea and Lunckefjell mines on Svalbard and wants to clean up the mines in 2018."Following...
Denmark’s new military spending plan doesn’t boost forces in the Arctic

Denmark’s new military spending plan doesn’t boost forces in the Arctic

Greenland and the Arctic are set to remain a defense priority for Copenhagen — but not to see additional military funding.A Danish government proposal to...
Russia defense report lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of war

Russia defense report lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of...

Details from a Russian Defense Ministry report show that Moscow is not happy with Norway’s attempt to establish absolute national jurisdiction over Svalbard and...
Iceland’s Left Green Movement leads the polls

Iceland’s Left Green Movement leads the polls

According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, the Left Green Movement would have a considerable majority of Icelanders were elections held now.The...
What’s the one U.N. treaty Trump should love?

What’s the one U.N. treaty Trump should love?

As evidenced by President Donald Trump's speech at the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, the White House clearly has no love for multilateral agreements. Defying...
Nunavut minister says federal trade corridors fund might help pay for territory’s transport dreams

Nunavut minister says federal trade corridors fund might help pay for...

Nunavut has pinned its hopes on getting money from a pot of cash controlled by federal government called the National Trade Corridors Fund to...
Defense bill passes US Senate with provisions for icebreakers, Alaska missile defense

Defense bill passes US Senate with provisions for icebreakers, Alaska missile...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a $692 billion defense authorization bill that included provisions to bolster missile defense systems in Alaska...
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...
“It was the voices of women that collapsed the government”

“It was the voices of women that collapsed the government”

The Icelandic government collapsed because women spoke out, reads a statement by the Icelandic Women's Rights Association. "Society no longer has patience towards a...