US has ‘vital national interests’ at stake in Russia-China relationship in the Arctic, expert says

US has ‘vital national interests’ at stake in Russia-China relationship in...

China and Russia have a complicated relationship in the Arctic, and the details of that relationship will be important to the United States.That's according...
China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future nuclear aircraft carriers

China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future...

China is set to become only the second country after Russia to operate a nuclear icebreaker, and it's first such icebreaker will rival Russia’s largest...
Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Country food harvesting must become a form of paid employment, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said in a report released at its recent board meeting...
Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises

Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises

OSLO — Norway has electronic proof that Russian forces disrupted global positioning system signals during recent NATO war games, and has demanded an explanation...
Trump proposes cuts to US missile defense budget

Trump proposes cuts to US missile defense budget

WASHINGTON — Just when it looks as though North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald...
US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

The United States Navy is drawing up plans to send multiple surface vessels through the Arctic Ocean this summer, signaling a potential change in...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...
The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The crew of the Polar Star, the only operable U.S. heavy polar icebreaker, had completed this season's annual resupply mission to Antarctica despite a...
A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000 foreign soldiers

A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000...

Winter warfare capabilities will be in focus when the military exercise Northern Wind kicks off in Sweden's Norrbotten county in March.The exercise takes place...
Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

A pair of bills due to be introduced in Congress later this year could help strengthen the United States’ role in the Arctic, say...