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2006-05-23 07:11:40

By Alister Doyle KIRKENES, Norway (Reuters) - In a blossoming of post-Cold War romance on the Arctic tip of Europe, one in four marriages in the Norwegian port of Kirkenes involves a Russian.

2006-05-18 05:43:55

By Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russia has again delayed the $20 billion development of a giant Arctic gas field, planned to help supply the U.S. market, as attention focuses on a frostier mood between Washington and Moscow.

2006-03-15 08:52:00

By Melissa Akin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top global energy consumer the United States on Wednesday sought to assure producers that it will need even more of their oil and gas, despite a longer term aim to cut dependence on imports.

2005-08-19 08:03:10

OSLO (Reuters) - Russian trawlers are flouting cod quotas in the Arctic in a threat to the last major stock of the fish, the WWF environmental group said on Friday.

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Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

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