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UK Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Planes Near Baltics

Britain said on Wednesday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept seven Russian military aircraft flying near the Baltic states as tensions between the West and Russia over the Ukraine crisis remained high.   NATO last month tripled the number of fighter jets patrolling the Baltics to beef up the alliance's defenses in Eastern Europe, with Britain contributing four typhoons to the operation.   Britain's Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday it had launched...

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