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Svalbard loses its only bank

News that Norway's SpareBank1 was closing half of its 31 branches in Northern Norway hit the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard especially hard this week....

Polar bear attacks man on Svalbard

UPDATED: Both a man from the Netherlands and a polar bear that attacked him during the night in a populated area of Svalbard were...

Corona breaks out on Hurtigruten ship

One of the Norwegian cruise and shipping line Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ships was berthed at Tromsø on Friday, after two ill crew members had...

Illegal emissions at Equinor gas plant

State oil company Equinor's large natural gas plant at Melkøya outside Hammerfest has reported illegal emissions and pollution every year for the past 10...

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...

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