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Palestinians subjected to apartheid treatment
At the moment, the world is watching in horror as Israel is conducting the latest stage in its seemingly endless and relentless campaign of extermination aimed at the population of the Gaza strip.

16.07.2014 14:29

First time in 2 mn years, melting Arctic ice threatens mass-scale species contamination
​The world is entering the most significant period of invasive species contamination in two million years as Arctic ice melts away and new shipping routes threaten to open the floodgates between foreign eco systems, causing irreversible damage.

29.05.2014 11:09

​Climate change may cause conflict in Arctic, threats to security worldwide – former US generals
Global climate change represents a serious and growing threat to world security, and may be a catalyst for conflict in the resources-rich Arctic region as the ice shield shrinks, a group of retired top US military officers say in a new report.

14.05.2014 22:42

​Oil industry, US government woefully unprepared for spill in Arctic – study
A new study says there is a lack of both scientific data and preparedness on the part of private and public entities to properly address an oil spill in the Arctic Ocean, which global powers and industry expect to exploit for energy exploration.

02.05.2014 22:38

Russia to create united naval base system for ships, subs in Arctic - Putin
A united system of naval bases for ships and next-generation submarines will be created in the Arctic to defend Russia’s interests in the region, President Vladimir Putin said.

22.04.2014 13:10

Arctic Resources: The fight for the coldest place on Earth heats up
The discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits in the Arctic has sparked international competition over resources in frozen waters. Regional powers are quickly filing claims for the sea shelf, with Russia preparing to bring in the biggest bid to the UN.

15.04.2014 04:59

‘US wants to catch up with Russia in the Arctic’
The US wants to play a leading role in exploring the Arctic but doesn’t have enough facilities or resources, and basically lags behind Russia, Edward Struzik, leading researcher of the Arctic region, told RT.

11.03.2014 11:32

US Navy admits it needs massive investment to fight for Arctic seaways control
In anticipation of international military drills in the Arctic this year, the US Navy has developed a detailed plan to establish a massive presence in the region. The road map says urgent investments are required to avoid higher future costs.

28.02.2014 06:04

Russian military to have special command for Arctic operations
Russia is creating a new command for the armed forces to defend Russia’s strategic interests in the Arctic region, based on the present Northern Fleet Navy division and include various existing Arctic-based military units as well as new formations.

17.02.2014 13:22

​Shell freezes its Arctic exploration campaign
Royal Dutch Shell has decided to suspend its controversial plan to drill in Alaska. The decision by a US court to uphold an appeal challenging exploration licenses in the area has eroded the project’s viability according to the company.

30.01.2014 12:15

Duma mulls prison sentences for breaching shelf rigs
Following a recent scandal involving Greenpeace activists and a Russian Arctic offshore platform, parliamentarians suggested punishing unauthorized entry to oil and gas installations on the continental shelf with up to five years in prison.

09.01.2014 07:46

Revealed: Norway spies on Russia for NSA
Norwegian intelligence cooperated extensively with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on Russian politicians, the country’s energy sector and other ‘civilian targets’ in the country.

17.12.2013 10:10

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