Vladimir Putin told a defence ministry meeting that he wished to see the military bolster its presence in the territory
Champions League sponsor Gazprom were the target
Now... Winter sun in the wild Atlantic
Cape Verde is an Atlantic island nation that basks in year-round sunshine. Departing on 10 December, you can spend a week exploring the main island of Boa Vista, using the Iberostar as your base, with meals, transfers and Thomson flights from Gatwick for £828pp. capeverde.co.uk
Sleet and snow showers to hit Scotland later in the week
Captain Peter Wilcox and Britons Alex Harris and Kieron Bryan were granted bail today along with two other Greenpeace activists
Otherwise the conflicting views go on as strongly as ever
Failure to record temperature rises in the Arctic explains apparent ‘flatlining’, study finds, undermining sceptics’ argument that climate change has stopped
It was the evidence that climate change sceptics loved to cite. While the scientific community’s warnings about global warming had become ever more convincing, the critics pointed time and again to graphs showing the rise in the world’s average surface temperatures has slowed down since 1998 – a fact extensively interpreted by many vocal opponents as a fundamental failure in the basic science of climate change.
The treacherous Arctic convoys undertaken by Allied ships in the Second World War were described as ‘the worst journey in the world’. Jonathan Brown reports on attempts to track down the survivors so they can get the recognition they deserve
A second British member of the Greenpeace crew arrested by the Russian authorities during a protest against drilling in the Arctic has been denied bail.
Two Britons – including a journalist – refused bail ahead of trial date in late November
The 28 protesters and two freelance journalists are currently being detained and had previously all been charged with ‘piracy’
Anthony Perrett and Frank Hewetson among 30 people taken in to custody after Arctic oil rig protest
A Russian court is expected to rule in the case of 30 Greenpeace activists apprehended after they tried to scale an offshore oil platform last week.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has said "it was completely obvious" Greenpeace activists currently detained over an Artic drilling protest were not pirates, despite Russian authorities announcing on Tuesday that investigators were considering piracy charges.
Protesters aboard ‘Arctic Sunrise’, including Britons, face charges