Historic Sámi agreement starts long way towards ratification

Historic Sámi agreement starts long way towards ratification

Eleven years of negotiations between Finland, Norway and Sweden were successfully brought to an end as a unified Nordic agreement on indigenous Sámi rights...
Trump’s Interior secretary nominee just might grant Murkowski’s every wish

Trump’s Interior secretary nominee just might grant Murkowski’s every wish

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, the nominee to head the Interior Department, drew a warm reception at his Senate hearing Tuesday as he peppered...
Trump Interior nominee would consider more drilling on federal land

Trump Interior nominee would consider more drilling on federal land

WASHINGTON — Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of Interior, on Tuesday said he would consider an expansion of...
Trump’s Interior pick to clarify stance on developing federal land, including in Arctic

Trump’s Interior pick to clarify stance on developing federal land, including...

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate committee will grill President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Department of the Interior, Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana, during...
Canada’s northern territories reach new health funding deal with Ottawa

Canada’s northern territories reach new health funding deal with Ottawa

The governments of Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon will get some small extra amounts of money for home care and mental health over the next...
Despite backdrop of independence, Greenland’s premier keeps focus on the present, not future

Despite backdrop of independence, Greenland’s premier keeps focus on the present,...

Unlike many in his profession, Kim Kielsen, Greenland’s premier, rarely seeks out the limelight. Full-blown interviews with the domestic press are few. Internationally, it...
Trump aides deny Sunday Times report of Putin Iceland summit

Trump aides deny Sunday Times report of Putin Iceland summit

Two senior aides to Donald Trump denied a report that his advisers had told U.K. officials the incoming president's first foreign trip will be...
Euro parliament in row over Arctic environment rules

Euro parliament in row over Arctic environment rules

Members of the European Parliament are at loggerheads over whether to demand that firms seeking to sell products from the Arctic to Europeans should...
Secretary of State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues

Secretary of State nominee Tillerson veers from Trump on key issues

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like...
Canada’s PM picks foreign minister for Trump, Russia challenges

Canada’s PM picks foreign minister for Trump, Russia challenges

OTTAWA — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked a Russia critic as the country's new top diplomat on Tuesday to work with the incoming U.S....