Canadian jets help intercept Russian bombers near Alaskan coast

OTTAWA -- Canadian fighter jets have intercepted Russian bombers off Canada"s northern coast for the first time in more than two years, as relations between Moscow and the West continue to worsen.

Two CF-18s were scrambled on Thursday after North American early-warning air defences spotted two TU-95 Bear bombers approaching Alaskan and Canadian airspace from the west around 7 p.m.

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