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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...

Disney puts the spotlight on Svalbard

The nature film unit of entertainment giant Disney is preparing a new documentary on how climate change is affecting the Norwegian-administered Arctic archipelago of...

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...

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...

Svalbard tourism chills scientists

Growing numbers of tourists are leaving a worrisome footprint on Svalbard's fragile environment, according to the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA). In a...

Søreide soon to meet Lavrov after all

Norway's foreign minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide, will be heading for Moscow to meet with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, probably in June. Søreide reportedly...

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...

Svalbard worth more than ever

Nearly a million Norwegians have been sitting through hours of more "slow TV" this week on a daily basis, apparently mesmerized by the beauty...

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