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    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:...

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs lands in Minsk for Normandy Four talks
    Nov29

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs lands in Minsk for Normandy Four talks

    French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault has arrived in Belarus for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Normandy Four (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France). …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives in Minsk for Normandy Four talks
    Nov29

    Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives in Minsk for Normandy Four talks

    Ukraine intends to lay out its roadmap on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin told the media ahead of the Minsk meeting. The minister is set to emphasize security and humanitarian issues. …read more Source:...

    Russian hackers targeting Germany: intelligence chief
    Nov29

    Russian hackers targeting Germany: intelligence chief

    Germany is likely to be the target of Russian cyberattacks ahead of national elections in 2017, warned the head of its federal intelligence service. There is evidence that “cyberattacks are taking place with no other motive than to cause political uncertainty,” said Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) President Bruno Kahl in an interview with...

    Inside a virtual war: can video games recreate life in a conflict-ridden city?
    Nov29

    Inside a virtual war: can video games recreate life in a conflict-ridden city?

    This War of Mine follows civilians trying to survive in a war-torn city, telling a story that’s become increasingly poignant amid the current refugee crisisIn March 2014, a few months before the release of This War of Mine, the developers at 11 Bit Studios were discussing potential endings to their video game story of civilians trying to...

    Normandy Four foreign ministers to discuss roadmap on Ukraine settlement
    Nov29

    Normandy Four foreign ministers to discuss roadmap on Ukraine settlement

    The agenda of the meeting was not announced beforehand but it is expected to focus on the roadmap of settlement in eastern Ukraine. This task was set by the leaders of the Normandy Quartet countries at the meeting in Berlin on October 19. …read more Source:...

    Minsk gearing up for Normandy Four ministerial meeting
    Nov29

    Minsk gearing up for Normandy Four ministerial meeting

    Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin emphasized Ukraine’s intention to present its roadmap on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. The main focus will be on security and humanitarian issues. …read more Source:...

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