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So far this year 58 asylum seekers have crossed the border from Russian into Norway. 55 of them came from Syria.

A new law might force shipping companies to sail in the Arctic only under Russian flag.

Even though most diplomatic contacts are on freezing level between Norway and Russia, there are no changes for the annual Norwegian-Russian search and rescue exercises in the Barents Sea.

 

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The number of murders in northern Russian regions has decreased threefold since the 1990s.

Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.

Another well will be completed by the end of June, Gazprom Neft Director for offshore projects Andrey Patrushev says.

The two companies might carry out their first joint drillhole in 2016.

Ambassadors from the 28 EU nations have agreed at a meeting in Brussels to extend sanctions on Russia until next January. 

For ten weeks the nuclear powered icebreaker “Yamal” brought a major team of researchers practically all along Russia’s Arctic coast.

Maximum, the support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Murmansk feels offended after the largest hotel in town cancelled their conference hall booking. We wanted to protect them, says the management.

The Murmansk Economic Zone was presented as a miracle cure for regional development and as key facility for the Shtokman project. Today, five years on, regional authorities put their faith in the fish industry.

The Polish energy company PGNiG aims for Norwegian Arctic licenses in areas near the maritime border to Russia.

A court in Murmansk convicts activist Irina Paykacheva for her participation in an unsanctioned public commemoration of late Boris Nemtsov.

The company gets a 3-year time extension in seven Arctic offshore licenses.

The 30th edition of the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Lapland broke all prvious audience records. More than 30 000 visitors watched films around the clock in the heart of Lapland.

Swedish ore production reached an all-time high in 2014. Base metals and precious metals increased most, while iron ore production remained at the same level as the year before.

Researchers say that in 35 years, Finland could theoretically get all of its energy needs using only renewable energy sources.

Can be the first direct intercontinental flight across the Atlantic from the Barents Region.

Western sanctions have made drilling in the Russian Arctic difficult, but seismic works continue and will be completed according to plan, says Russia’s Minister of Energy Aleksander Novak.

A Ukrainian maritime engine manufacturer has broken its cooperation with the Russian state shipbuilding corporation. That has consequences for Russia’s Northern Fleet

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan for development of the Northern Sea Route. The aim is to increase capacity by 20 times over the next 15 years.

As local policians in the Norwegian Arctic town catfight over alternative sites for new ports and maritime infrastructure, Chinese investors confirm their interest in the area.

The number of border-crossing between Norway and Russia plummeted nearly 18 percent in May compared to 2014.