Just a quickie so I can close some of these tabs. I continue to regret the lack of good photos. Everyone seems to use two or three of the same pics over and over, but I’ve used them all already. So I’ll lead with this story on the grounds that it’s the only one with a photo I can use….
Yea its a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo, but basically, the EU is saying if you capture pirates and your state doesn’t want to prosecute them because the laws in your state are too broken to deal with international piracy, then another European state whose laws actually work can prosecute the pirates for the nation who captured the pirates.
The Arctic is a geopolitical story, but also an environmental one. I’m just going to mix them up here:
Unmanned robot subs key to Canada’s claim on Arctic riches
Europe’s Arctic adventure – The new cold rush for resources
Japan asked to join new Arctic shipping regime
Arctic Sea Ice Decline Shakes Up Ocean Ecosystems
And on to assorted naval matters:
And finally, the Russians seem to keep having this sort of problem:
Russian sub accident points to Navy’s shortcomings