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    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...

    BBC: Sunday Express wrong to say film claims MH17 was downed by Ukraine
    Apr25

    BBC: Sunday Express wrong to say film claims MH17 was downed by Ukraine

    Corporation accuses paper of ‘misrepresenting’ forthcoming documentaryThe BBC has criticised the Sunday Express for its claiming a forthcoming BBC2 documentary will say that Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian jet.The Sunday Express ran an article headlined “Shock claim: Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia...

    Obama’s Hanover talks unlikely to yield new line on vexed issues
    Apr25

    Obama’s Hanover talks unlikely to yield new line on vexed issues

    US president expected to discuss Syria, Isis, the refugee crisis and Libya with French, German, Italian and British leadersAfter two days spent wandering the Alice Through the Looking Glass land of Brexit, Shakespearean make-believe and magical Windsor Castle mystery tours, Barack Obama gets back to the real world on Monday at a summit in Hanover...

    Barack Obama to discuss efforts to combat Isis with European leaders
    Apr20

    Barack Obama to discuss efforts to combat Isis with European leaders

    Migration, Nato, Ukraine and Libya also on agenda for Monday meeting between Obama, David Cameron, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Matteo RenziBarack Obama will meet the leaders of Britain, France, Germany and Italy on Monday to discuss the next phase of the war against the Islamic State.The US president will hold talks with David Cameron,...

    Chernobyl disaster 30 years on: what do you remember?
    Apr20

    Chernobyl disaster 30 years on: what do you remember?

    Share your stories and contribute to our coverage marking 30 years since the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history On 26 April 1986 one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. It was the biggest accident of its kind in history – a human and environmental disaster that triggered a political storm that has lasted for...

    Ukrainian president says Russia has agreed deal to free jailed pilot
    Apr19

    Ukrainian president says Russia has agreed deal to free jailed pilot

    Petro Poroshenko did not reveal if agreement to release Nadiya Savchenko entailed a swap for two Russian soldiers A deal has been reached with Russia to release a jailed Ukrainian pilot, said Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, but he did not say whether it would entail a swap for two Russian soldiers convicted of terrorism by...

    Kiev court convicts two Russian soldiers of terrorism
    Apr18

    Kiev court convicts two Russian soldiers of terrorism

    Pair sentenced to 14 years in jail but are likely to be swapped for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya SavchenkoTwo Russian soldiers captured in east Ukraine have been convicted of terrorism by a court in Kiev and sentenced to 14 years in jail. The defence lawyer for one of the men was murdered during the trial.The verdict, reached by a panel of three...

    The political fallout of Chernobyl is still toxic | Natalie Nougayrède
    Apr16

    The political fallout of Chernobyl is still toxic | Natalie Nougayrède

    Thirty years on, the legacy of the disaster, and of the Soviet Union, continue to blight the regionAt 1.23am on 26 April 1986, reactor no 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant blew up, spewing immense amounts of radioactive material into the air. A major event of the 20th century had occurred. The Chernobyl explosion, 30 years ago this month, arguably...

    Ukraine parliament approves Volodymyr Groysman as new PM
    Apr14

    Ukraine parliament approves Volodymyr Groysman as new PM

    Groysman vows to tackle corruption and strengthen EU ties as new finance and economy ministers are appointedUkraine’s parliament has approved a key presidential ally as prime minister in the country’s biggest political shakeup since the 2014 uprising.The new government could end months of political infighting that has stalled efforts...

    Ukrainian parliament prepares to vote for new prime minister
    Apr13

    Ukrainian parliament prepares to vote for new prime minister

    Volodymyr Groysman appears to have agreed to take role after days of negotiations that paralysed governmentUkraine’s parliament is due to vote on a new prime minister on Thursday, amid hopes a lengthy political crisis that has paralysed the government and worried Kiev’s western allies will come to an end.After days of negotiations on...

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