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    UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began
    Apr29

    UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

    Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. …read more Source: Macedonian Information...

    Ukraine’s working group on security reconvenes for talks in Minsk
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s working group on security reconvenes for talks in Minsk

    The previous round of talks of the trilateral contact group was held in the Belarusian capital on 20 April. …read more Source:...

    George Osborne cosies up to political journalists at Westminster correspondents dinner
    Apr29

    George Osborne cosies up to political journalists at Westminster correspondents dinner

    The Washington version of this dinner might get all the global attention (it’s happening tomorrow night), but George Osborne did his best to catch up on Thursday night, professing near endless love for journalists and entertaining them with swipes at his Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson. The Chancellor hasn’t had the smoothest of...

    [Ticker] Russia blames Sweden for frosty relations
    Apr29

    [Ticker] Russia blames Sweden for frosty relations

    Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told Swedish media he regretted that Stockholm cooled relations with Moscow “after Brussels was somehow offended by our response to the state-armed coup in Kiev” in 2014. He said the Baltic states aren’t grateful enough to Russia for letting them go without large-scale bloodshed in 1991. …read more...

    [Ticker] German MEP backs Russia on Crimea
    Apr29

    [Ticker] German MEP backs Russia on Crimea

    German MEP Marcus Pretzell, a non-attached from the populist anti-refugee party Alternative for Germany (AfD), was guest of honor at an event in the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula. Invited by Moscow, Pretzell said the AfD poses a “threat to the Ukrainian government” and the German government, reports Spiegal Online. …read...

    UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began
    Apr29

    UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

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    Belgium plans to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear emergency
    Apr28

    Belgium plans to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear emergency

    Belgium is considering handing out iodine tablets to the entire population in the event of a nuclear emergency. The pills are used to lessen the impact of radiation on the thyroid gland, and can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after exposure. The measure was recommended by the Superior Health Council as part of a revision of the country’s...

    In the loop April 28: Chernobyl, Italian-Austrian border, Google competition, tobacco lobby
    Apr28

    In the loop April 28: Chernobyl, Italian-Austrian border, Google competition, tobacco lobby

    This week POLITICO’s lobbying reporter James Panichi talks with energy reporter Kalina Oroschakoff about the 30 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Antitrust and competition reporter Nicholas Hirst joins to discuss the Commission’s accusations against Google for abusing its dominant position on the market. Jacopo Barigazzi...

    Soviet apocalypse
    Apr28

    Soviet apocalypse

    “MY MOTHERLAND is the Soviet Union,” reads a sentence written in cursive script in one of the exercise books scattered on the floor of an abandoned school in Pripyat, a Soviet-era ghost town in Ukraine next to the Chernobyl nuclear plant. The town, built for the plant’s workers and their families, was evacuated on the afternoon of April...

    France’s lower house calls on EU to lift Russia sanctions
    Apr28

    France’s lower house calls on EU to lift Russia sanctions

    PARIS — France’s lower house of parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling for the European Union to lift its economic sanctions against Russia, though less than a fifth of the chamber participated in the vote. Of the National Assembly’s 577 MPs, 101 voted. Fifty-five voted in favor and 44 were against the resolution, which...

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