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    Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library for anti-Russian propaganda
    Oct29

    Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library for anti-Russian propaganda

    Russia has detained the head a Ukrainian library in Moscow on charges of inciting hatred. The arrest marks a further low point in Ukraine-Russia relations. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    ‘Emperor Palpatine’ wins Ukraine city council election
    Oct29

    ‘Emperor Palpatine’ wins Ukraine city council election

    A 25-year-old man who works as ‘emperor’ for ‘LLC Palpatine Finance Group’ won a local government seat during a race that saw many Star Wars-themed names in the runningThe PR campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw an unexpected and unintended boost this week after a candidate known as Emperor Palpatine won a seat during a...

    Babushkas of Chernobyl trailer: women who refused to leave the dead zone – video
    Oct29

    Babushkas of Chernobyl trailer: women who refused to leave the dead zone – video

    Watch the trailer for filmmakers Holly Morris and Anne Bogart’s documentary about the extraordinary survival story of the Ukrainian women who refused to leave their homes following the nuclear disaster in 1986. The film follows the community living and working within the exclusion zone, which also includes scientists, bureaucrats and...

    Russian police detain director of Ukrainian library in Moscow
    Oct29

    Russian police detain director of Ukrainian library in Moscow

    Investigative committee tells court to arrest Natalya Sharina over ‘anti-Russian propaganda’Russian police detained the director of a Ukrainian library in Moscow on suspicion of inciting ethnic hatred, in the latest twist of the ongoing standoff between the two nations.The Russian investigative committee said in a statement on Thursday it...

    Chernobyl’s babushkas – the women who refused to leave the exclusion zone
    Oct29

    Chernobyl’s babushkas – the women who refused to leave the exclusion zone

    A new documentary follows the unlikely rebel grandmothers who returned to their radioactive homes after the nuclear disasterOn 26 April 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s reactor No 4 blew up after a cooling test. The resulting nuclear fire lasted 10 days, spewing 400 times as much radiation as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Today...

    The Czech Donald Trump
    Oct29

    The Czech Donald Trump

    PRAGUE — Andrej Babiš is what Donald Trump wants to be: The most powerful man in his country. He isn’t even the president or prime minister of the Czech Republic. He’s a billionaire, media mogul, chairman of his own political party, deputy prime minister and finance minister. He’s also popular, trusted by 64 percent of people in...

    NATO threatens to send 4,000 troops to Russian borders amid fears it could INFURIATE Putin
    Oct29

    NATO threatens to send 4,000 troops to Russian borders amid fears it could INFURIATE Putin

    NATO allies are set to infuriate Vladimir Putin by sending thousands of troops to countries bordering Russia. …read more Source:...

    U.N. Plans New Working Groups Aimed at Nuclear Disarmament
    Oct29

    U.N. Plans New Working Groups Aimed at Nuclear Disarmament

    By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 2015 (IPS)Against the backdrop of a potential military confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers – the United States and Russia – the United Nations is taking a significant step towards a hitherto impossible goal: nuclear disarmament.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (front row, centre...

    Polish and French presidents meet in Paris
    Oct28

    Polish and French presidents meet in Paris

    Polish President Andrzej Duda and French counterpart Francois Hollande discussed upcoming plans, the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East at a meeting in Paris on Wednesday. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    A democratic misstep for Ukraine
    Oct28

    A democratic misstep for Ukraine

    International monitors from the OSCE judged Ukraine’s local elections held this Sunday to be largely competitive, free and democratic. While this was true for most of the country, the vote was also a major setback for the Ukraine’s efforts to integrate the citizens of its Russian-speaking East. Some 2 million Ukrainians from the...

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