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Arctic

Russia: We don’t want the Arctic to become arena of conflict
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov attempted to dampen the escalating rhetoric around the Arctic, after his Canadian counterpart said his country was ready “to protect its sovereignty” in the resource-rich region.

27.08.2014 19:45

​Canada to Russia: ‘We will defend our sovereignty in the Arctic’
Canada is ready for a confrontation with Russia if it expands its ambitions in the Arctic region, Foreign Minister John Baird told a Danish newspaper. The oil-rich region is set to become a key political battleground in the coming decades.

27.08.2014 00:25

Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016
In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying two advanced weapons, the fifth-generation fighter jet PAK FA and the long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said.

10.08.2014 07:07

ExxonMobil, Rosneft start joint Arctic drilling in defiance of sanctions
US oil giant ExxonMobil and Russia’s Rosneft will continue joint exploitation of the Russian Arctic despite Western sanctions, the American company said as the two giants launched exploration drilling in the Kara Sea.

09.08.2014 13:00

Good neighborly relations are Russia’s priority in Arctic – security chief
Russia aims to develop the Arctic as a region of peace and international cooperation, but will always defend its national interests said Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev.

07.08.2014 08:08

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

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