Norwegian fishermen have encountered a whale with a mysterious, seemingly Russian-made harness wrapped around its body. Experts say the contraption could have carried weapons or cameras.
Norwegian fishermen found a beluga whale swimming through Arctic waters wearing some sort of harness. Scientists linked the equipment to the Russian navy.
NATO is again running Baltic Sea drills — but now, the exercise is headed by the US Navy's 2nd Fleet, a key force during the Cold War era. Fleet commander Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis spoke to DW about NATO's objectives.
The tame beluga whale that appeared in Norwegian waters may have previously served as a child therapy animal in Russia, according to Fiskeribladet. There had been media speculation that the whale was a Russian navy spy.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes the US will not decide to scrap the F-35 fighter jet program as a result of its air defense deal with Russia. Erdogan is set to meet with President Trump later this month.
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