Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.

Although the Social Democrat / Green government has been in power for a year, this is the first time they will be governing with their ow

We have been put on the foreign agent list because of the authorities’s dislike of sexual minorities, the Rakurs LGBT group says.

Falling demands make the airline Norwegian give up flights from Oslo to Saint Petersburg after nearly ten years in service.

Wistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden accepted the Bjørnson Award via a live video link from Russia.

Open cross-border channels for contact and dialogue is key for peace and stability, says Laila Dalhaug, Acting General Secretary of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

After a decade with plenty of jobs, unemployment in Norway takes an upturn. 

What skills do you need to find a job in Finnmark, and who risks staying unemployed in Murmansk Oblast? BarentsObserver presents a list of the most demanded professions in Northern Norway and Russia. 

Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.

While the overall use of passenger cars in the European Union has decreased, in Norway it is growing at full speed. 

The Republic of Komi is the only region in Barents Russia where the number of HIV infections continues to increase. Last year, the region registered 38.6 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Nearly 15,000 Russians had immigrated to Norway by 2012. New research shows that a third of them choose to live in the northern part of the country.

Northern Russian women may retire already at 50, but for some this is pure theory.