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...
Tillerson visited White House often over Russia sanctions

Tillerson visited White House often over Russia sanctions

Rex Tillerson, the ExxonMobil chief who is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, visited the White House repeatedly as sanctions were imposed...
Iceland’s president calls on deadlocked parties to form government

Iceland’s president calls on deadlocked parties to form government

REYKJAVIK — Iceland's president has urged party leaders to come up with a plan to form a majority government after talks on building a...
Greenland welcomes pro-oil and gas Trump administration, leader says

Greenland welcomes pro-oil and gas Trump administration, leader says

QUEBEC CITY — In a blunt speech given at the Arctic Circle Quebec Forum Dec. 12, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s minister of industry, labour, trade,...
Nunavut signs pan-Canadian climate change accord

Nunavut signs pan-Canadian climate change accord

Nunavut has signed on to a new pan-Canadian agreement on climate change but its support hinges on “fair and proportional” implementation of carbon pricing...
Icelandic coalition talks fail for third time since October election

Icelandic coalition talks fail for third time since October election

REYKJAVIK — Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party, the Left Greens and three other parties have called off talks on forming a center-left coalition, Icelandic media reported on...
Danes approve extra defense spending in Greenland

Danes approve extra defense spending in Greenland

After closing its naval base at Grønnedal, on Greenland’s west coast in 2014, the Danish military is now prepared to partially reopen the facility...