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No confirmation: Sweden denies ‘Russian sub hunt’ report as military search ongoing
The Swedish military did not confirm allegations that “a damaged Russian submarine” is being hunted for in waters east of Stockholm, while adding that a search for a “foreign vessel” is ongoing. Moscow said none of its military vessels have been damaged.

19.10.2014 11:30

Emergency: Russian cargo ship with 450 tons of fuel adrift off Canada coast (VIDEO)
Canadian and US coast guards have been struggling to tow a 135-meter Russian cargo ship after it lost power in gale force wind conditions. As 450 tons of bunker oil and diesel were on board the ship, the situation prompted fears of an ecological disaster.

18.10.2014 23:27

US 6th Fleet flagship docks in Georgia after entering Black Sea
The USS Mount Whitney has docked in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi. The ships visit is intended to “strengthen ties” with the United States’ NATO allies and partners and promote “peace and security in the region,” the US Embassy in Georgia said.

14.10.2014 13:31

Kamikaze robot swarm: US Navy to launch AI-guided unmanned gunboats ‘within a year’ (VIDEO)
The US Navy has successfully completed a test mission for autonomous, unmanned boats that can protect a bigger ship, or swarm an enemy target with co-ordinated kamikaze attacks. Using existing NASA technology, these boats will be deployed within months.

05.10.2014 12:31

Pentagon concerned over Russian strategic bomber drills near US
A top US military commander has expressed concern over the appearance of long-range Russian bombers near United States airspace, adding that the Pentagon is watching the activity “very carefully.”

26.09.2014 17:32

Russia tests 100,000 troops in ‘Vostok 2014’, biggest-ever post-Soviet drills
Russia has staged its biggest post-Soviet military drills in the Far East, involving 100,000 servicemen and a vast array of materiel.

23.09.2014 10:20

Russia to fully renew nuclear forces by 2020 – official
Russia is set to renew the country’s strategic nuclear forces by 100 percent, not 70 percent as previously announced, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

22.09.2014 11:34

Navy removes destroyer's top three officers mid-deployment
In an extremely rare move, the US Navy removed a ship’s top three officers from their posts while it is at sea. The Navy is conducting an investigation into the command climate aboard the USS James E. Williams (DDG-95).

17.09.2014 18:27

Russian Navy tests its power in Arctic drills – RT’s on board
Russia’s Northern Fleet has conducted a series of military exercises in the Arctic, off Russia’s northern coast. RT's Murad Gazdiev has joined the marines as they complete their transition to Russia’s outpost on Kotelny Island.

17.09.2014 18:17

Boeing, Lockheed teaming up with Amazon's Bezos to replace Russian rocket engine
Boeing and Lockheed Martin will partner with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin to develop a new rocket engine to replace Russian components. NASA, meanwhile, has tasked Boeing and SpaceX with transporting astronauts to the ISS in 2017.

16.09.2014 15:08

700 migrants feared drowned, traffickers 'deliberately sink’ boat
As many as 700 asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East are feared dead in two ship wrecks last week. One of the capsized boats was allegedly deliberately sunk by traffickers, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

15.09.2014 15:33

Iceberg alert: Vigilance the watchword for Russian Navy on hazardous Arctic voyage
Russia’s Northern Fleet is being tested in the extreme conditions of icy Arctic waters on a mission to re-equip a Soviet-era naval base. On board the destroyer Admiral Levchenko, RT's Murad Gazdiev reports on the most treacherous part of the journey.

15.09.2014 07:22

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