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  1. A Solar Eclipse at the Top of the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PC Magazine

    ... the North Atlantic, only crossing land in two places - the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard - before ending in the Arctic Ocean just short of the North Pole. Neither the Faroe Islands nor Svalbard offered particularly ...

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  2. Soldier's joy at pole trek bid successRead the original story

    Thursday | Blackpool Today

    ... arrived at around 10am on Monday. They waited for another storm to pass before flying back to Longyearbyen on Svalbard Island, Norway." It was Lance Cpl Webb's third marathon walk, having trekked to the South Pole with Olympic rower Matthew Pinsent ...

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  3. Wow! A Solar Eclipse at the Top of the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PC Magazine

    ... the North Atlantic, only crossing land in two places - the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard - before ending in the Arctic Ocean just short of the North Pole. Neither the Faroe Islands nor Svalbard offered particularly ...

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  4. Norway in Arctic dispute with RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | BBC News

    Norway has summoned the Russian ambassador in Oslo for an explanation after a top Russian official defied a travel ban by visiting Arctic Norway. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin flew to Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, then went to the North Pole to open a Russian drifting base on an ice floe.

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  5. Norway seeks explanation over Rogozin's visit to SvalbardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | EurActiv.com

    ... have earlier this spring clearly expressed to the Russian embassy in Oslo that people on the list are not wanted in Svalbard. It is therefore regrettable that Rogozin has been on Svalbard," a spokesman from Norway's Foreign Ministry said yesterday ...

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  6. Norway: Banned Russian Minister's Visit To Arctic Island 'Regrettable'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Weekday Magazine

    Norway says it has demanded that Moscow explain a visit to a Norwegian island by a Russian deputy prime minister who is banned from entering the country. Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Frode Andersen said on April 19 that Dmitry Rogozin's visit to the Arctic Svalbard islands was "regrettable."

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  7. Norway asks Moscow to explain deputy PM's island visit despite sanctionsRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 | Reuters

    ... have earlier this spring clearly expressed to the Russian embassy in Oslo that people on the list are not wanted in Svalbard. It is therefore regrettable that Rogozin has been on Svalbard," a spokesman from Norway's Foreign Ministry said in a ...

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  8. Norway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | The New Zealand Herald

    " Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway. Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesman Frode Andersen says Dmitry Rogozin's visit was "regrettable," and demanded an explanation as the ministry had informed the Russian Embassy in Oslo earlier this year that people on the sanctions list "are not wanted on Svalbard."

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  9. Norway says Russian deputy PM's visit to Svalbard "regrettable"Read the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 | Xinhuanet

    Norway said it is "regrettable" Russia n Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is on EU and Norway's list of individuals not allowed entry because of the Crimea issue, paid a visit to Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago, media reports said on Sunday. "This is not a violation of Norwegian law, but we have clearly expressed to the Russian embassy in Oslo that listed people are not wanted on Svalbard," Aftenposten newspaper quoted foreign ministry's communications chief Frode Andersen as telling local NTB news agency.

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  10. Omar the Explorer aims to become the first Egyptian to reach the North PoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Al Bawaba

    ... top of Mount Everest in 2007. During the first phase of the North Pole trip Samra will travel to Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, then to an ice camp called Barneo, then to the 89th latitude degree. In the second phase, the famous Egyptian ...

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  11. Rugby stars shrug off landing dramaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Hillingdon Times

    ... back on its rear loading bay. The group had flown in from the most northerly town in the world, Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago, to the Russian operated camp over a week ago when the accident happened. Barneo sits on ice three to 12 feet ...

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  12. Rugby stars stay on course for North Pole after their plane loses...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Daily Mail

    ... back on its rear loading bay. The group were flying from the most northerly town in the world, Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago, to the Russian operated camp when the accident happened last week. Moody, Grewcock and Lewsey were part of a ...

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  13. Citizen science meets the auroraRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    UAF oceanographer Mark Johnson is in Svalbard teaching and doing sea ice research. Last week, he captured this photo of a total eclipse of the sun from a remote fjord south of Longyearbyen.

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  14. REWIND: Moments that headlined in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Rediff.com

    Image: Model Cara Delevingne kisses model Baptiste Giabiconi as Kendall Jenner looks on during German designer Karl Lagerfeld's Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week March 10, 2015. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters Image: A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen on Svalbard March 20, 2015.

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  15. Polar expressRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Standard

    If it weren't for the red flags marking the tundra trail to the glacier, some of us - passengers on the Hurtigruten cruise ship MS Fram, sailing out of Spitsbergen - might have been tempted to leave the slowpokes behind and bushwhack across country. But as newcomers are relentlessly reminded here in Svalbard Archipelago that polar bears are the Big Dogs.

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  16. "Painting above the Arctic Circle" Artist Talk & SlideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Bangor Daily News

    Camden artist and designer Anneli Skaar spent February 2015 in Longyearbyen, Norway, in residence at Galleri Svalbard. She will present an informal talk and slideshow about her work and experiences there on Tuesday, April 7, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in downtown Rockport.

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  17. In Norway, a cruise among polar bearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Star Tribune

    An Arctic Ocean cruise among the islands of Svalbard, Norway, floats past ice pack and furry creatures who thrive there. I f it weren't for the dire warnings, some of us would have been tempted to leave the slowpokes behind and follow the red flags marking the tundra trail to the glacier.

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  18. Photos of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Reuters

    A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen on Svalbard, Norway, March 20, 2015. A partial eclipse was visible on the first day of northern spring, across parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.

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  19. '50 Shades of Blue' at CMCARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Herald Gazette

    Camden artist and designer Anneli Skaar spent February in Longyearbyen, Norway, in residence at Galleri Svalbard. She will present an informal talk and slide show about her work and experiences there Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave During her "50 Shades of Blue" talk, Skaar will discuss what it is like to paint at 78 degrees north and suggest creative ways to finance an artist residency abroad.

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  20. Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Turnto10.com

    ... solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe. The most spectacular viewing came on Norway's Svalbard islands near the North Pole, where a bright clear day and blindingly white snow highlighted the cosmic wonder that used to ...

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