In Arctic Finland, Santa’s grotto doubles as a bomb shelter

In Arctic Finland, Santa’s grotto doubles as a bomb shelter

ROVANIEMI/HELSINKI — Russia's invasion of Ukraine has not caught Finland unprepared. Even the Santa Claus theme park in his "hometown" in the snowy north is...
Russia shows off Zircon hypersonic cruise missile in Arctic test-launch

Russia shows off Zircon hypersonic cruise missile in Arctic test-launch

Russia successfully test-fired a hypersonic Zircon (or "Tsirkon") cruise missile over a distance of about 1,000 kilometers (625 miles), the defense ministry said on...
Turkey’s talks with Sweden, Finland made little progress on NATO concerns, sources say

Turkey’s talks with Sweden, Finland made little progress on NATO concerns,...

ANKARA — Talks between Turkish officials and delegations from Sweden and Finland have made little headway overcoming Ankara's objections to their NATO membership bids,...
Russia outlines militarization of fishing fleet and icebreakers

Russia outlines militarization of fishing fleet and icebreakers

Russia's revised Marine Doctrine includes a high stress on use of civilian ships and infrastructure for military purposes, something Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri...
Finland, Sweden to send teams to Turkey to discuss NATO bids, Haavisto says

Finland, Sweden to send teams to Turkey to discuss NATO bids,...

HELSINKI — Finland and Sweden will send delegations to Ankara on Wednesday to try to resolve Turkish opposition to their applications for membership of...
Finland holds Arctic military exercises

Finland holds Arctic military exercises

Finland said on Monday that it will bring its "strong" army as it pushes for its membership to the NATO alliance, even as its army...
Russia’s newest strategic sub tests torpedos under Arctic ice

Russia’s newest strategic sub tests torpedos under Arctic ice

Five months after it was commissioned by the Russian Navy, the submarine Knyaz Oleg took part in a torpedo-shooting and battle-training exercise at a...
Arctic Council chairman warns against Nordic NATO expansion

Arctic Council chairman warns against Nordic NATO expansion

The entry of Sweden and Finland in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could lead to certain "adjustments" in Arctic cooperation, says Russia's top representative...
Biden cheers Finland, Sweden NATO plans as Turkey balks

Biden cheers Finland, Sweden NATO plans as Turkey balks

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met with the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to offer robust U.S. support...
Russia says it will beef up forces near western border

Russia says it will beef up forces near western border

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday that moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO were part of an increase in military...