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Putin Orders Russian Military to Complete Arctic Bases Plan

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans by the end of the year to upgrade military bases in the resource-rich region where world powers jostle for control.   Speaking to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Putin praised the military's work in the Arctic, where Canada said on Monday it was claiming the North Pole as part of a broader claim on the region.   The United States, Denmark and Norway are also pressing...

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