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...
Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the Arctic

Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the...

Canada is looking to purchase an unmanned aerial vehicle from Germany, while Russian defense manufacturer Kalashnikov and the country’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects have launched...
A mothballed drone prototype from Germany could one day patrol Canada’s Arctic

A mothballed drone prototype from Germany could one day patrol Canada’s...

BERLIN — The German Defense Ministry is evaluating a bid from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been parked at a...
With Arctic security as backdrop, Russia’s Lavrov calls UK’s Williamson ‘minister of war’

With Arctic security as backdrop, Russia’s Lavrov calls UK’s Williamson ‘minister...

MUNICH — A day after British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of "trying to goad the West" in a bellicose speech, Russian Foreign...
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...
UK’s Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine’s Day

UK’s Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine’s Day

LONDON — Britain's Prince Harry flew to the Arctic on Valentine's Day to meet the Royal Marines and learn about special freezing-weather helicopter commando...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...