Russia goes nuclear to the North Pole: Reactor-powered ice-breaker will spearhead race to control Arctic in wake of global warming
- The craft, which has been named 'Leader', is designed to keep the Northern Sea Route open all year round
- The plans were unveiled by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia
- It would be capable of ploughing through ice that is two metres (6.6 feet) thick at a speed of 29 kph (18 mph)
- Leader would allow tankers carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) weighing up to 300,000 tonnes to pass through the Northern Sea Route in any season
USA DO NOT NEED PERMANENT BASES IN THE ARCTIC TO CLAIM THE NORTH POLE AS Russia unveils its new Arctic military base housing nuclear-ready warplanes as it seeks to claim the region's huge oil and gas reserves
- THE US CAN SURROUND THE ARCTIC REGION WITH 100 NUCLEAR ARMED FLYING AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
- Russia has unveiled five-storey military base on Alexander Land in the Arctic Ocean's Franz Josef Archipelago
- The top-secret polar complex, painted in Russia's red, white and blue, can house warplanes and 150 troops
- Comes as Russia looks to lay claim to region's enormous oil and gas reserves thought to be worth £23trillion
US 'sends two more aircraft carriers to Korean Peninsula' after Trump warns that Kim Jong-un has 'got to behave'
- US has already sent USS Carl Vinson steaming towards the Korean Peninsula
- Reports claim USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz also sailing to Sea of Japan
- Comes as Donald Trump warned North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to 'behave'