The flights, which stopped short of Swedish airspace, were a show of "aggressiveness," Sweden's military commander says.

Radio Sweden
Russia's Arctic buildup is, so far, lawful and logical in a time of reduced sea ice and increased commerce and traffic, say U.S. and Swedish officials who are monitoring it. Radio Sweden
Fennovoima’s planned nuclear plant in Pyhäjoki is proceeding apace, despite controversy, lack of final permits and opposition from some cottage owners who have been given until the end of the month to vacate the area. YLE News
Prostate, skin and breast cancer, the most common cancers for Finland's general population, are notably rare among the Sámi people.,YLE News
The two companies are joining forces in offshore projects to compete with Rosneft, and much of the action will be in the Barents Sea. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have introduced a bill that would authorize the Navy to build up to six icebreakers for use by the Coast Guard.Erica Martinson
The Ter, Ume and Pite Sami dialects, once commonly used in the Barents region, have dwindled to a few speakers, most of them elderly. Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer
OPINION: Whether or not you think drilling offshore Alaska is a good strategy for the nation or the state, BOEM’s decision does not make the U.S. look like a leader. Instead, the Obama administration seems to be following a time-tested strategy: Drill for oil, clean up the spill, start drilling again.Mia Bennett
Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, spokesmen say.Phuong Le
A spokesman for the activists said they are protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling by chaining themselves to a support ship for the project.Associated Press