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The Trump administration said it will begin leasing oil exploration blocks in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), inflaming opposition at a time when it may not even be economically attractive to drill in the region.
The US Air Force has reported intercepting two Russian scout planes that entered its “defense identification zone” off Alaska. Moscow says it was a training flight and the planes came nowhere near US airspace.
Fishermen in Alaska are losing up to $60 million annually after access to one of their key markets was cut in 2014, when Russia imposed a food embargo in retaliation to US sanctions.
California Democrat Adam Schiff painted a doomsday scenario if President Donald Trump is not impeached, including an all-powerful dictator ruling from Mar-a-Lago, letting his son-in-law run America, and trading Alaska to Russia.
Governor Mike Dunleavy said he was aware of Moscow’s plan to stage an independence referendum to reclaim Alaska, and promised to arrange a gold nugget for the visiting Ukrainian leader, in a phone call with Russian pranksters.
A botched landing at a remote Alaskan airport has left two people in critical condition, after a commercial plane went off the runway and crashed near a body of water.
A coastal defence system deployed in Russia’s Far East has for the first time fired the Oniks cruise missile, developed to pierce the anti-missile capabilities of US Navy warships.
Since a Danish explorer discovered Alaska, former Belgian PM and current MEP, Guy Verhofstadt, has mockingly proposed an exchange to Donald Trump, swapping Greenland for the US state.
A young Belarusian actress Veronika Nikonova perished in the Alaskan wilderness during her wedding trip to Alaska. The tragic incident occurred as the woman and her husband were hiking back from the iconic ‘Into the Wild’ Bus 142.