Swedish defense minister calls Russian violation of airspace ‘unacceptable’

Swedish defense minister calls Russian violation of airspace ‘unacceptable’

STOCKHOLM — Four Russian fighter jets briefly entered Swedish territory over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, the Swedish Armed Forces said, sparking a swift...
Arctic leaders gathered in Anchorage ponder a path forward without Russia

Arctic leaders gathered in Anchorage ponder a path forward without Russia

At a two-day Arctic conference in Anchorage last week that was packed with dignitaries and experts from around the Arctic, the talk was dominated...
Swedish PM rejects referendum on possible NATO membership

Swedish PM rejects referendum on possible NATO membership

STOCKHOLM — Sweden's government does not plan to hold a referendum if its parliament decides to proceed with an application for NATO membership, Prime...
A new Russian Arctic naval base in the Sakha Republic is almost finished

A new Russian Arctic naval base in the Sakha Republic is...

The construction of a new naval base in the remote town Tiksi is almost complete, according to Northern Fleet commander Nikolay Yevmenov. Yevmenov met with...
A sweeping US Senate bill aims to address key Arctic issues

A sweeping US Senate bill aims to address key Arctic issues

A broad bill covering national security, shipping, research, and trade in the Arctic that sharply rebukes Russia’s dominance on some issues was introduced in...
For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer service means more health risks

For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
Nordic fighter jet exercises kicks off inside Arctic Circle

Nordic fighter jet exercises kicks off inside Arctic Circle

Nordic countries are conducting a joint exercise in Arctic airspace this week, just two weeks before Russian armed forces launch the large-scale Zapad-21 (West...
U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security

U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security

REYKJAVIK — The United States and Iceland have agreed to set up formal economic channels to boost trade and business investment, the countries' top...
Russia’s Northern Fleet prepares for a long-range test of the Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Russia’s Northern Fleet prepares for a long-range test of the Tsirkon...

Warnings have been issued for large areas of the Barents Sea from November 3 to 8, as Russia makes ready to test a hypersonic...
With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the...