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Arctic coast guards agree to team up for shipping emergencies

Arctic coast guards agree to team up for shipping emergencies

Six nations—Russia, Norway, Iceland, the United States, Greenland and Canada—share overlapping oceans in the Arctic. Together with Sweden and Finland—which share icy waters in the...
EU stalls Russian gas pipeline, but probably won’t stop it

EU stalls Russian gas pipeline, but probably won’t stop it

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT — Russia has the European Union in a bind. The bloc is divided between eastern European and Baltic Sea countries that see a new pipeline...
Is the US paying enough attention to its own interests in the Arctic? Maybe not, reports suggest

Is the US paying enough attention to its own interests in the Arctic? Maybe...

As the United States’ chairmanship of the Arctic Council winds to a close later this spring, a pair of new think-tank reports suggests that...
Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country: report

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country: report

NEW YORK — Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social...
Iceland’s recovery will be tough to sustain

Iceland’s recovery will be tough to sustain

The end of Iceland's nine years of capital controls on Tuesday is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses -- and for those economists...
As Finland prepares to take over Arctic Council, Trump presidency has some worried about its future

As Finland prepares to take over Arctic Council, Trump presidency has some worried about...

Finland appears to have some worries about what will happen to the Arctic Council after May, when the United States passes the chair of...
Brende trip to Arkhangelsk signals warming in Norway-Russia Arctic relations

Brende trip to Arkhangelsk signals warming in Norway-Russia Arctic relations

Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende plans to travel to a high-level Arctic conference in Arkhangelsk next month, his first visit to Russia in three years. Norway froze...
Finland wants to show the world what it means to be Arctic

Finland wants to show the world what it means to be Arctic

Perhaps the biggest (in more ways than one) example of what Finns like to call ‘snow how’ is the country’s prowess as a designer,...
Finland to increase troop levels, defense spending amid heightened tensions

Finland to increase troop levels, defense spending amid heightened tensions

HELSINKI — Finland said on Thursday it plans to increase military troop levels by about 20 percent to 280,000 and raise defense spending because of the...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...