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Joining Finland, Norway says Russia may have jammed GPS signal in Arctic


OSLO Russia was the likely culprit behind the disruption of GPS navigation signals over northern Scandinavia during recent NATO military exercises, Norway's defense minister said on Tuesday.

Eggs with benefits: Sydney's same-sex penguins become parents

SYDNEY Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday. | Video

Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

NY-AALESUND, Norway On the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the sun does not rise for four months of the year and it is so cold that no trees grow there. | Video

Oct 02 2018

Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform

VORKUTA, Russia Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid coal mining town above the Arctic Circle where he works and move south to live out even a brief bit of retirement in comfort. | Video

World, Russia Sep 26 2018

White Beluga whale surfaces again in River Thames near London

LONDON A beluga whale spotted in London's River Thames surfaced again on Wednesday near the British capital, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.

Rock band Wolf Alice wins Britain's Mercury Prize

LONDON Rock band Wolf Alice won Britain's Mercury Prize on Thursday for album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from the likes of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and the Arctic Monkeys. | Video

Entertainment, Music Sep 21 2018

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

TASILLAQ, Greenland Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence. | Video

Maersk sends first container ship through Arctic route

COPENHAGEN A Maersk vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics will next week become the first container ship to navigate an Arctic sea route that Russia hopes will become a new shipping highway.

World, Russia, South Korea Aug 24 2018

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Alaska's oil-producing North Slope

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but no injuries or damage were reported.

As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries

FINNMARK PLATEAU, Norway/OSLO When he's not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his headphones, Nils Mathis Sara is often busy explaining to people how a planned copper mine threatens his livelihood. | Video


Trump does not want to hear tape of 'vicious' Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite facing mounting pressure to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing.