Putin urges military to hike presence in arctic amid new exploration

MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday ordered the military to increase its presence in the arctic and to open more military bases in the region next year.

Russia's arctic military moves seen as NATO missile shield response

MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Russia's weekend announcement of a permanent military presence in the arctic is partly a response to NATO sea-based missile defenses, a Russian expert says.

Last Hapsburg crown prince dies

POCKING, Germany, July 5 (UPI) -- Otto von Hapsburg, the last crown prince in the Austrian imperial family and a longtime member of the European Parliament, has died at age 98.
Russian expedition tags polar bears

Russian expedition tags polar bears

MOSCOW, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- An expedition to Russia's far north tagged three female polar bears to follow their migration, observe their movements and identify habitats, scientists said.

German court drops Afghan air raid probe

KARLSRUHE, Germany, April 20 (UPI) -- German prosecutors dropped a criminal case against a Bundeswehr colonel who ordered an air raid in Afghanistan that killed 142 people, many of them civilians.

German labor minister resigns over attack

BERLIN, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The German Labor Ministry said Friday Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung resigned his post due to a controversial NATO airstrike in Afghanistan.
German general resigns amid Afghan scandal

German general resigns amid Afghan scandal

BERLIN, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- German Gen. Wolfgang Schneiderhan resigned amid allegations he did not provide enough information regarding a deadly attack in Afghanistan, an official said.

Afghan airstrike roils German politics

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A deadly Afghanistan airstrike ordered by a German commander has roiled Germany's election campaign and sparked calls for an investigation, observers said.

German defense minister tours Baltics

TALLINN, Estonia, June 9 (UPI) -- German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung is touring the Baltics this week to boost security cooperation with the region.

Taliban kill 21-year-old German soldier

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 30 (UPI) -- Two terrorist attacks in northern Afghanistan have killed a German soldier and injured nine others.

Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

BERLIN, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two NATO soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan.

German soldier killed in Afghanistan

BERLIN, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- One German NATO soldier was killed and three injured in Afghanistan Tuesday after a convoy was bombed in northern Afghanistan.

Germany sends more troops to Afghanistan

BONN, Germany, June 24 (UPI) -- In a move likely to be politically unpopular, the German government Tuesday said it wants to contribute more combat troops to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Germany may increase Afghan force

BERLIN, June 21 (UPI) -- The German defense minister plans to send 1,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan, a spokesman said Saturday.

Germany to boost its troops in Afghanistan

BERLIN, June 19 (UPI) -- Germany is considering sending an extra 1,000 soldiers to Afghanistan.
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