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Svalbard’s foreign residents lose their voting rights

Foreign citizens living and working in Svalbard who have no legal residence permission in mainland Norway have suddenly lost their rights to vote in...

Expedition ship grounds off Svalbard

A small expedition cruiseship with 20 people on board grounded in the Fuglefjord in Svalbard's northwestern region Tuesday morning. Authorities reported that a fuel...

Corona restrictions remain for Svalbard

Even though the Norwegian government lifted most of its Corona-related restrictions on Saturday, some will still apply for Svalbard. That's because the Arctic archipelago controlled...

Police suspect sabotage off Svalbard

A police investigation of damage to an undersea cable that helps provide Internet- and other communications services to Svalbard has spurred suspicions of sabotage....

Experts want to move the ice edge

As Norway continues to allow more oil drilling in the Arctic to find new sources of both oil and gas, researchers want to expand...

New oil exploration licenses spark fury

The Norwegian government's decision on Wednesday to issue new oil and gas exploration licenses in Norway's offshore Arctic areas was being roundly condemned by...

Norway won’t stop searching for oil

Top Norwegian politicians are defying calls from the International Energy Agency (IEA) to halt more investment in new oil fields. Both the Conservatives and...

Polar bear attacked man on Svalbard

Another of Norway's allegedly protected polar bears was shot and killed Tuesday morning after it attacked a man in the Mohn Bay area of...

Norway blasts EU fishing off Svalbard

Norway launched an unusually strong protest against the EU on Tuesday, calling its decision to grant fishing rights in a protected zone off Svalbard...

Two killed in avalanche on Jan Mayen

Two of the 18 defense department personnel stationed on the remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen were killed over the weekend by an avalanche...

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