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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. The signs of cross-border closeness are everywhere: Street signs in Kirkenes are in both Norwegian and Russian and around a dozen Russian trawlers are tied up in the port for repairs. "We're getting back to normal," said Jarle Forbod, managing director of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of...

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. Russian gas monopoly Gazprom will name its foreign partners for the huge Shtokman gas project "this summer," Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko said on Thursday, adding a further delay to the project that was first planned to start in 2000....

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. Visiting the world's number two oil exporter for a meeting of Group of Eight energy ministers, U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said he will urge Russia to sell more. Energy supply security is set to be top of the agenda for the Thursday talks. In January...

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. It said figures based on Russia's own accounting indicated that Russian trawlers were catching 70,000-115,000 tonnes a year more than the 480,000 ton quota set for the entire Barents Sea under a 50-50 shareout between Russia and Norway. "The over-fishing is jeopardizing the future of the cod stock," said Maren Esmark of...

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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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