Kirkenes on the coast of the Barents Sea in Norway's northeastern corner. (Thomas Nilsen/The Independent Barents Observer)

Trans-Arctic fiber cable can make Kirkenes to high-tech hub

Finland’s former President Paavo Lipponen presents plans for a telecommunication highway between Europe and Asia via Kirkenes and the Northern Sea Route. On Thursday December

The Sami flag. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)

Sámi University professor: Sámi instruction has fallen behind

Torkel Rasmussen, a professor at the Sámi University College in Kautokeino, Norway says the Sámi Parliament of Finland, the representative body for indigenous Sámi in

What is the future of Arctic fishing? (iStock)

Fishing ban in international Arctic waters remains elusive

More than a year ago, five Arctic nations signed a declaration pledging to keep their fishing fleets out of the international waters in the Arctic

Screenshot of the CNN web article from November 30 claiming US Marines train on Norway's border to Russia. The headline was changed a day after. (The Independent Barents Observer)

No, CNN, US Marines do not train on Norwegian-Russian border

CNN draws fire from Norwegian Army and Moscow’s RT news network for misleading headline. The story spread like wildfire. Same reporter, same story, two very