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Russia's nuclear icebreaker on its Arctic voyage
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Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic
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Putin chides Nornickel, orders law change after Arctic fuel spillRussian President Vladimir Putin chided the billionaire boss of Norilsk Nickel on Friday over a huge Arctic fuel spill and ordered changes to the law to try to prevent such a disaster from happening..
Russia's Nornickel says it will pay for clean-up after fuel spillRussian mining giant Norilsk Nickel will fully finance the clean-up operation after a major fuel spill in the Arctic and sees it costing around 10 billion roubles ($145 million), the company's..
Kremlin dismisses talk of ousting Nornickel President after fuel spillThe Kremlin dismissed on Friday the idea of ousting Norilsk Nickel President Vladimir Potanin after a Russian lawmaker said he should go following an Arctic fuel spill late last month.
Kremlin shrugs off speculation of Nornickel nationalisation after fuel spillThe idea of forcing out Norilsk Nickel president Vladimir Potanin, raised by one Russian lawmaker after an Arctic fuel spill, is unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
Fuel leak risk at Arctic mining site flagged by Russia years before spill: RBCA Russian safety watchdog warned a subsidiary of mining giant Norilsk Nickel in 2017-2018 about dozens of violations at a fuel site in the Arctic where a huge leak of diesel fuel occurred last week,..
Putin backs state of emergency in Arctic region over fuel spill in riverRussian President Vladimir Putin approved a state of emergency in the Arctic city of Norilsk on Wednesday after a huge leak of fuel into a river and upbraided a senior official on television over what..
Russian village building LNG supply plant to get new hospital after COVID-19 outbreakRussia's Arctic region of Murmansk plans to build a new temporary hospital in a village where a vital liquefied natural gas supply plant is being built after an outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Russian envoy to Denmark says U.S. provokes Arctic peaceRussia's ambassador to Denmark has accused Washington of provoking confrontation in the Arctic in order to achieve dominance in a region where Moscow has invested heavily.
US extends economic aid to Greenland to counter China, Russia in ArcticThe United States announced a $12.1 million economic aid package for Greenland on Thursday aimed at strengthening mutual ties and boosting a renewed U.S. push for a greater military presence in the..
U.S. economic aid to Greenland draws criticism in DenmarkAn economic aid package being prepared by the U.S. government to Greenland is drawing criticism in Denmark less than a year after it rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump's offer to buy the vast Arctic..
Russia protests after Norway detains trawler near SvalbardRussia on Friday said it had filed a protest to Oslo after Norwegian coastguards detained a Russian trawler near a remote chain of islands in the Arctic earlier this month.
French chess team quarantined in Russia plan next moveWhen a group of French chess players traveled to the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk for a tournament this month, they didn't expect to end up in quarantine and face delays in getting home.
Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed varietyA vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples contains one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of..
Norway rejects Moscow's claim it violated Svalbard TreatyNorway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there..
Avalanche on Svalbard Arctic archipelago kills two GermansTwo Germans were killed on Thursday when an avalanche hit a glacier in the western part of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norwegian news agency NTB said.
Russia alarmed by U.S. Air Force visit to Norwegian islandRussia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip to a Norwegian outpost in the Arctic by a U.S. Air Force unit and urged Oslo to refrain from what it said were de-stabilizing moves in the strategic..
Russia accuses Norway of restricting its activities on Arctic islandsRussia on Tuesday accused Norway of restricting its activities on a remote chain of islands in the Arctic and said it wanted talks with Oslo to have the issue resolved.
Anti-Kremlin activist forcibly conscripted to Arctic was kidnapped, say alliesRussian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday that the forcible military conscription of one of his allies to a remote air base in the Arctic amounted to kidnapping and illegal..
Norway picks wind power sceptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debateNorway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the government debates updating rules for petroleum industry..
Two soldiers injured as Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fireRussia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, and two soldiers were injured, Russian news agencies cited..
Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire in northern port: news agenciesRussia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, with three people unaccounted for, Russian news agencies..
Russia plans to set up Arctic air defense 'dome' with S-400 missilesRussia plans to establish an air defense "dome" across its polar region by arming all of its Northern Fleet's Arctic divisions with S-400 missile batteries, a Russian naval commander said on Monday.
Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic - TASS cites sourcesRussia's MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia's part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported on Saturday, citing two military..
China mixing military and science in Arctic push: DenmarkChina's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, as it warned of intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the..
U.S.-China-Russia power play raising tensions in Arctic, says DenmarkA growing geopolitical rivalry in the Arctic between the United States, China and Russia is increasing tensions in the area, Denmark's Defence Intelligence Service said on Friday.
Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker brought to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks: Russian mediaRussia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited..
In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic winGreenland's leaders want to use global interest in the Arctic island aroused by President Donald Trump's eye-catching offer of a sale to stimulate investment and earn more from U.S. military activity..
'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic iceTiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the..
Fourteen Russian sailors killed in submarine fire: ministryFourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defense ministry said on..