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

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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.

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 says Norway lacks 'credible' defense spending plan: paper

OSLO Norway, which shares an Arctic border with Russia, lacks a "credible plan" how to meet NATO's spending target, U.S. President Donald Trump said in a letter to the country's prime minister, the Norwegian daily VG reported on Tuesday.

World, Russia, Norway Jun 26 2018

Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea level rise

OSLO, June 21 Antarctica's bedrock is rising surprisingly fast as a vast mass of ice melts into the oceans, a trend that might slow an ascent in sea levels caused by global warming, scientists said on Thursday.

Jun 21 2018

Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels

OSLO An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday. | Video

Norway to invite more U.S. Marines, for longer and closer to Russia

OSLO Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia.

World, Norway, Russia Jun 12 2018
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Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect." | Video