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Sparks fly over Finnmark mining

While local elected officials were celebrating with cake, protests poured in over the Conservative state government's decision on Thursday to finally allow mining operations...

Lavrov likely to re-visit Finnmark next year

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't expected to take part in next year's 75th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Finnmark from Nazi German forces...

Calls rise to invite Putin to Finnmark

Next fall marks the 75th anniversary of how Soviet forces liberated Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark from the clutches of Nazi German occupiers in...

Finnmark’s fight repeats history

NEWS ANALYSIS: A fight over the future of Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark has hit fever pitch, with the local population battling a forced...

Huge majority votes against Finnmark-Troms merger

A referendum held during the past week in Norway's northern-most county of Finnmark has resulted in fully 87 percent saying "no" to a pending...

Finnmark fights forced merger

Residents of Norway's northernmost county of Finnmark are so angry over the terms of a looming and likely forced merger with neighbouring Troms that...

Dogsled champ hailed as ‘perfect’

Sigrid Ekran of Norway was being called "the perfect musher" after she outclassed all her competitors in last week's grueling 1,100-kilometer dogsled race known...

5,000 soldiers to train near Russia

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Norwegian military plans to send 5,000 soldiers to a major training exercise next month in the...

Northerners cling to open border

As Norwegian and Russian officials gather near their shared border in the northern Norwegian city of Kirkenes this weekend, local residents fervently hope they'll "break the...

Northern Norway’s grief remembered

Norway's late King Olav V called it the greatest castastrophe in Norwegian history since the plague devastated the country in 1349. This week marks 70...

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