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    [Ticker] Father of Polish ‘shock therapy’ joins Ukraine government
    Apr26

    [Ticker] Father of Polish ‘shock therapy’ joins Ukraine government

    Polish economist and former deputy prime minister Leszek Balcerowicz, who led Poland’s economic transition after communism, was appointed as the president’s representative in the new Ukrainian government. “I have to show [Ukraine's] achievements that are not always noticed by the West,” Balcerowicz said after his...

    Video: Health effects unclear 30 years after Chernobyl disaster
    Apr26

    Video: Health effects unclear 30 years after Chernobyl disaster

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster near the border between Ukraine and Belarus, residents and scientists remain concerned about the possible genetic effects of the fallout. …read more Source: France...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 26 Apr 2016
    Apr26

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 26 Apr 2016

    Junior doctors start first all-out strike Junior doctors in England are on strike again today and tomorrow – but for the first time those providing emergency care will walk out, after health secretary Jeremy Hunt rejected a Labour-backed plan to trial unpopular new contracts and assess their impact. From 8am to 5pm, A&E and maternity...

    Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl nuclear disaster
    Apr26

    Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl nuclear disaster

    Vast area still contaminated and debate rages over long-term medical impact …read more Source: The Irish...

    Thirty years since Chernobyl disaster marked
    Apr26

    Thirty years since Chernobyl disaster marked

    Ukraine has held memorial services to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster marked in Ukraine
    Apr26

    30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster marked in Ukraine

    Commemorative events are being held in Ukraine on April 26 to mark the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster – still the worst in the history of nuclear power plants. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Bulgaria President Dismisses Attacks over Joint Brigade with Ukraine
    Apr26

    Bulgaria President Dismisses Attacks over Joint Brigade with Ukraine

    Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has not made any official steps on behalf of Bulgaria set up a joint army brigade with Ukraine and Romania, his press office has indicated, according to the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).Last week Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko announced the three countries were studying the possibility of taking the...

    Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Ukraine marks 30th anniversary
    Apr26

    Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Ukraine marks 30th anniversary

    Series of events held to commemorate the tragedy, which remains the worst nuclear accident in historyUkraine is marking the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test...

    In pictures: Chernobyl, 30 years later
    Apr26

    In pictures: Chernobyl, 30 years later

    Over the past eight months, Getty Images has sent its Berlin-based photographer, Sean Gallup, to Chernobyl and the surrounding villages to document what life is like there 30 years after the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident. Long-term effects continue to this day, as Gallup’s photographs show. A sign warns of radiation near...

    Chernobyl poisoned my childhood
    Apr26

    Chernobyl poisoned my childhood

    On a warm spring evening on the last day of April 1986, my grandmother, a doctor, rushed to my parents’ house after work. “Don’t take Zoya outside and close the windows,” she told my mother. “Something has happened.” Earlier that day, a colleague whose husband was a high-ranking KGB officer had whispered that an accident had occurred...

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