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New oil fields open, demand wanes

It didn't take Norway's Oil & Energy Minister Tina Bru long to launch the country's 25th licensing round for more oil exploration and potential...

Hurtigruten heads back to Svalbard

Norway's venerable coastal passenger and cargo shipping line Hurtigruten has won government approval to sail around Svalbard again this summer. Justice Minister Monica Mæland...

Russia plans new exercises in Arctic

Just weeks after NATO conducted military exercises in the Barents Sea, and now has forced Norway's northern city of Tromsø to receive nuclear-powered submarines,...

US and Britain flex muscle in the Arctic

Four US Navy ships and one from Britain have been sailing in the waters off Norway's North Cape this week, without any vessels from...

‘Solid compromise’ over the ice edge

Environmental organizations were quick to protest, as has the Norwegian government's former partner, but Prime Minister Erna Solberg hopes she's now settled just how...

High court to hear Arctic oil complaint

Norway's Supreme Court (Høyesterett) has agreed to evaluate whether the state has violated Norway's constitution by choosing to issue oil exploration licenses in the...

Finnmark dogsled race underway

Neither snow nor sleet nor the Corona virus could stop the 40th Norwegian dogsled race known as Finnmarksløpet. It took off over the weekend...

Russia turns up the heat on Svalbard

Norway is resisting being drawn into a power struggle that's heating up over important areas of the chilly Arctic. Russia, China and the US...

Avalanche victims lacked location devices

Two German tourists killed in an avalanche on Svalbard Thursday were not equipped with electronic devices that could help them be located under the...

Norway on edge over its own ‘ice edge’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway is caught in the midst of battle over its so-called Arctic "ice edge," which experts claim really isn't an edge at...

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