Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia is planning to lay a fiber-optic line that will provide state-of-the art tele- and data communication to all military bases and installations across the...
U.S. Coast Guard will broaden Arctic focus to include European Arctic, commandant says

U.S. Coast Guard will broaden Arctic focus to include European Arctic,...

In Washington on Tuesday, Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, spoke about the military service’s maritime strategy — and the Arctic...
A series of Chinese mining deals is seen stalling on regulatory hurdles

A series of Chinese mining deals is seen stalling on regulatory...

TORONTO/MELBOURNE — Growing scrutiny by mineral-rich Australia and Canada may cut short a run of deals led by China's state miners and limit Beijing's...
Nome eyes a significant port expansion — but critics wonder if it will be enough

Nome eyes a significant port expansion — but critics wonder if...

The city of Nome, located on Alaska's Seward Peninsula not far from the Bering Strait, has long been seen as a leading contender for...
Lavrov sees Norway as possible bridge builder between Russia and NATO

Lavrov sees Norway as possible bridge builder between Russia and NATO

Lavrov had bilateral talks with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide as they both were in Kirkenes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the...
Finland will put climate first in its next Arctic policy

Finland will put climate first in its next Arctic policy

Finland has said that the next iteration of its Arctic policy will take a long-term perspective on the region by pushing for economic development...
Greenland picks Denmark as airport project partner over Beijing

Greenland picks Denmark as airport project partner over Beijing

COPENHAGEN — Greenland on Monday picked Denmark as partner in a planned airport upgrade as it sought to defuse a diplomatic row over how...
Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident preparedness

Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident...

Øyvind Aas-Hansen with the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is happy to cooperate with Aleksandr Vazhenin and Pavel Borisov from the Emergency...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...
The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the North Atlantic and nearby Arctic, is now operational

The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the...

The U.S. Navy’s 2nd Fleet, revived last year to provide a bigger U.S. presence in the North Atlantic and Arctic, now has enough staff to...