Sweden boosts military spending, expands draft amid Russia tensions

Sweden boosts military spending, expands draft amid Russia tensions

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will boost military spending by around 40 percent over the next five years and double the numbers conscripted into the armed...
Moscow signals it will make national security a priority as Russia prepares to chair the Arctic Council

Moscow signals it will make national security a priority as Russia...

Accusing the U.S. and NATO of trying "to restrict Russia's activities in the Arctic," Dmitry Medvedev made clear that issues of national security will...
Norway says Russia is behind a cyber attack against its parliament

Norway says Russia is behind a cyber attack against its parliament

OSLO — Russia was behind a cyber attack launched against the Norwegian parliament in August, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Tuesday, an accusation...
The only US icebreaker sailing the Arctic faces extensive repairs after an engine fire

The only US icebreaker sailing the Arctic faces extensive repairs after...

After suffering an engine fire that cut its Arctic patrol season short, the icebreaker USCGC Healy is now undergoing extensive repairs. Last week, the Coast...
US approves possible sale of fighter jets, missiles to Finland

US approves possible sale of fighter jets, missiles to Finland

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of U.S.-made fighter jets and precision guided munitions to Finland as the country...
Russia touts test launch of hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

Russia touts test launch of hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

MOSCOW — Russia has test launched its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile and successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea, a senior commander told...
Nordic defense ministers sign landmark security deal

Nordic defense ministers sign landmark security deal

The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden met Wednesday in the far northern military base of Porsangmoen to sign an agreement that is...
Sweden calls in Russian diplomats to protest breach of its waters

Sweden calls in Russian diplomats to protest breach of its waters

STOCKHOLM — Sweden has protested to Russia after two warships entered its territorial waters without permission, a defense department spokesman said on Wednesday, as...
OneWeb to resume launches in December, eyes commercial service in 2021

OneWeb to resume launches in December, eyes commercial service in 2021

LONDON — OneWeb, the collapsed satellite operator rescued by the British government and India's Bharti Group, will resume launches with Arianespace in December, putting...
Russian ambassador accuses NATO of ‘false pretext’ for Arctic naval operation

Russian ambassador accuses NATO of ‘false pretext’ for Arctic naval operation

Russia's ambassador to Copenhagen criticized Danish participation in a British-led military operation in Russia’s exclusive economic zone in the Barents Sea earlier this month,...