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British Typhoon Jets Scramble To Intercept Russian bombers Near North Sea

BBC News reported British Typhoon jets were scrambled into action earlier Monday to intercept a pair of Russian bombers as they approached the UK over the North Sea, the Royal Air Force confirmed. The British Ministry of Defence said the Russian Blackjack planes were not in contact with air traffic control and came within 35 miles (56km) of UK airspace at the closest point, the report said. The incident occurs at a time of heightened tension between the West and Russia, with three similar incidents occurring in the past year, the report said….