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    Think Tank Awards 2016: the winners
    Nov29

    Think Tank Awards 2016: the winners

    It is hard to remember a year like it. Brexit, the collapse of the David Cameron’s government and now the election of Donald Trump have sent the political world into a spin. By any measure, 2016 will go down as the graveyard of orthodoxy. The populist surge in the United States, Britain and continental Europe represents a politics that...

    Giant safety dome to block radiation from Chernobyl site
    Nov29

    Giant safety dome to block radiation from Chernobyl site

    In a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to stop deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years. …read more Source: France...

    Brest to open winter athletics season with international tournament
    Nov29

    Brest to open winter athletics season with international tournament

    Partaking in the competitions will be more than 300 young athletes from Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Moldova. …read more Source:...

    Will Russia occupy Belarus in 2017?
    Nov29

    Will Russia occupy Belarus in 2017?

    Redeployment of Russian military equipment by railway Recently, the Russian Ministry of Defence disclosed logistical data of railway traffic to other countries for the upcoming year. It revealed that the Kremlin is planning to significantly increase the amount of military cargo headed for Belarus. This may be a sign that Moscow is preparing to...

    Normandy Four ministerial meeting on Ukraine starts in Minsk
    Nov29

    Normandy Four ministerial meeting on Ukraine starts in Minsk

    The agenda of the meeting was not announced. A number of media outlets suggested that the talks would discuss a roadmap to resolve the situation in the south-east of Ukraine. The Normandy Four leaders gave an instruction to draw up such a roadmap at a meeting in Berlin on 19 October. …read more Source:...

    France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive
    Nov29

    France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive

    MINSK (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Tuesday that lifting European Union sanctions on Russia would weaken efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis and hand a victory to Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks
    Nov29

    Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks

    Ukraine plant’s reactor four, scene of worst nuclear accident in history in 1986, covered with airtight structure after years of workReactor number four at Chernobyl, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in history, has been fully enclosed by a vast steel shelter designed to prevent radiation leaks from the site.The structure covers the...

    Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century
    Nov29

    Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Reuters) – In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years. …read more Source:...

    Germany’s Steinmeier tells Russia, Ukraine to show ‘responsibility’ at Minsk talks
    Nov29

    Germany’s Steinmeier tells Russia, Ukraine to show ‘responsibility’ at Minsk talks

    BERLIN/MINSK (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister called on Ukraine and Russia to “show responsibility” and agree on a roadmap in four-way talks on Tuesday on how to implement last year’s ceasefire accord for eastern Ukraine, but dampened hopes for a breakthrough. …read more Source:...

    German Foreign Minister in Minsk for Normandy Four talks
    Nov29

    German Foreign Minister in Minsk for Normandy Four talks

    German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier has touched down in Belarus to take part in a ministerial meeting of the Normandy Four (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France), …read more Source:...

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