Turkey says Sweden, Finland must still do more to secure NATO membership

Turkey says Sweden, Finland must still do more to secure NATO...

ANKARA — Turkey said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland had made progress towards NATO membership but that they still needed to do more...
Russia says Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate militarization of Arctic region

Russia says Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate militarization of...

Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Sweden and Finland joining NATO could accelerate the militarization of the Arctic region. Responding to a question about...
Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defenses

Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defenses

HELSINKI — The U.S. State Department has approved a second significant arms sale to Finland within a month, helping Russia's Nordic neighbor in its...
Russia summons Norwegian ambassador over arrest of Russian nationals

Russia summons Norwegian ambassador over arrest of Russian nationals

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had summoned the Norwegian ambassador over what it said was the politically-motivated arrest of Russian citizens for...
Updated Nordic defense plans prioritize the North

Updated Nordic defense plans prioritize the North

The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden signed an updated statement of intent on Tuesday in Oslo that prioritizes operations planning in the...
Hungary to ratify NATO membership for Finland, Sweden early next year, Orban says

Hungary to ratify NATO membership for Finland, Sweden early next year,...

WARSAW — Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday that Hungary's parliament would ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden early next year. Orban told...
Norwegian Army, Navy and Air Force start northern exercises

Norwegian Army, Navy and Air Force start northern exercises

Exercise FLOTEX 22 kicks off this week with navy activities all along Norway’s coastline, from Agder in the south to Troms inside the Arctic...
Putin touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with launch of nuclear icebreakers

Putin touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with launch of nuclear icebreakers

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday touted Russia's Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and dock launch for two nuclear-powered icebreakers...
Finland to spend $143 million on Russia border fence

Finland to spend $143 million on Russia border fence

HELSINKI — Finland's government on Thursday proposed spending 139 million euros ($143.4 million) to build fences along parts of the country's border with Russia,...
NATO allies take bigger steps to counter Russian military force in the Arctic

NATO allies take bigger steps to counter Russian military force in...

The world's largest satellite ground station, on the Svalbard archipelago off Norway, is used by Western space agencies to gather vital signals from polar-orbiting...