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    Russia should face more sanctions if it stokes Ukraine further: UK Labour’s Miliband
    Apr24

    Russia should face more sanctions if it stokes Ukraine further: UK Labour’s Miliband

    LONDON (Reuters) – The West should step up sanctions on Russia if the Kremlin shows further aggression in Ukraine, British opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s future is in Europe – we have chosen our path | Petro Poroshenko
    Apr24

    Ukraine’s future is in Europe – we have chosen our path | Petro Poroshenko

    Our war on corruption will bring us closer to EU membership and ensure that in the new Ukraine no one is above the lawUkrainians stood up in the frigid cold of a Kiev winter more than one year ago – facing arrest, truncheons and ultimately a hail of bullets – with concrete goals in mind. The revolution was, at its core, an affirmation of the...

    No, Prime Minister
    Apr24

    No, Prime Minister

    Last week I took part in a wonderful conference on Jews and the Opera, hosted by the Flemish Opera and the University of Antwerp. We discussed, among much else, the mutual inspiration of synagogue songs and some of Europe’s greatest musical compositions. It was a gentle and civilized debate, except for two dissonant notes: the ghost of...

    Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary
    Apr24

    Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary

    Europe must plug funding gap for massive 100-metre concrete sarcophagus being built to contain remaining radioactive waste at the site • Graphic: Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy A massive engineering project to make the Chernobyl nuclear power plant safe is facing a €265m (£190m) funding shortfall. Related: Containing...

    Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy
    Apr24

    Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy

    As the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster approaches, work continues to safely confine radioactive waste remaining at the site with the construction of the largest moveable structure ever created on land• : Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary … …read more Source: The...

    EU remains hostage to national interests | La Stampa – Italy
    Apr24

    EU remains hostage to national interests | La Stampa – Italy

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    Money and restlessness behind volunteers fighting in Ukraine
    Apr24

    Money and restlessness behind volunteers fighting in Ukraine

    The reasons behind Russians volunteering to fight with the separatists in eastern Ukraine are money and poor financial planning, and feeling unsettled in civilian life after participation in the Chechen wars, says Gruz-200, an organization gathering information on those fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Hungarian ice hockey fans take Krakow by storm
    Apr24

    Hungarian ice hockey fans take Krakow by storm

    Every tournament seems to have them – one nation’s fans who are the envy of every team in the tournament. In ice hockey it’s the Latvians who have long been known for their raucous support of their national team, their drum-banging and singing at the stadium, and their friendly banter over a cold beverage post-match. But here in...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 debris displayed for victims’ families – video
    Apr24

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 debris displayed for victims’ families – video

    Relatives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are shown the wreckage of the plane in the Netherlands on 3rd March. The plane was shot down on July 17 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew, two-thirds of them Dutch. Families visited the remains of the plane at the Gilze-Rijen airbase in private before the media were granted access...

    Following Estonia’s example, over half a million volunteers will clean up Ukraine, Greece, Baltics, Cyprus this weekend
    Apr24

    Following Estonia’s example, over half a million volunteers will clean up Ukraine, Greece, Baltics, Cyprus this weekend

    The Let’s Do It! World Cleanup 2015 campaign is uniting five European countries in massive cleanup actions this weekend. The total of over half a million volunteers are expected to participate in the events. …read more Source:...

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