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    Crowdfunding a war: Ukraine’s DIY drone-makers
    Apr24

    Crowdfunding a war: Ukraine’s DIY drone-makers

    In a David versus Goliath-like battle, Ukrainian forces look to private companies and crowdfunded volunteer organisations to develop defence software and drone hardware in their fight against RussiaWe arrived in Krasnoarmiysk, Ukraine, at 3am. Two soldiers wearing balaclavas and holding Kalashnikov assault rifles came out to meet us, instructing...

    Ukraine’s future is in Europe – we have chosen our path | Petro Poroshenko
    Apr24

    Ukraine’s future is in Europe – we have chosen our path | Petro Poroshenko

    Our war on corruption will bring us closer to EU membership and ensure that in the new Ukraine no one is above the lawUkrainians stood up in the frigid cold of a Kiev winter more than one year ago – facing arrest, truncheons and ultimately a hail of bullets – with concrete goals in mind. The revolution was, at its core, an affirmation of the...

    Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary
    Apr24

    Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary

    Europe must plug funding gap for massive 100-metre concrete sarcophagus being built to contain remaining radioactive waste at the site • Graphic: Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy A massive engineering project to make the Chernobyl nuclear power plant safe is facing a €265m (£190m) funding shortfall. Related: Containing...

    Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy
    Apr24

    Containing Chernobyl’s deadly legacy

    As the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster approaches, work continues to safely confine radioactive waste remaining at the site with the construction of the largest moveable structure ever created on land• : Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary … …read more Source: The...

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 debris displayed for victims’ families – video
    Apr24

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 debris displayed for victims’ families – video

    Relatives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are shown the wreckage of the plane in the Netherlands on 3rd March. The plane was shot down on July 17 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew, two-thirds of them Dutch. Families visited the remains of the plane at the Gilze-Rijen airbase in private before the media were granted access...

    Dutch expert fired after showing MH17 victim photos in public lecture
    Apr24

    Dutch expert fired after showing MH17 victim photos in public lecture

    George Maat, who has been helping identify victims, is fired after showing photographs of the dead , the government saysA Dutch expert helping to identify victims from last year’s MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine has been fired after showing photographs of the dead at a public lecture, the government said Thursday.“The collaboration with...

    Ed Miliband: small-minded isolationism has damaged British influence
    Apr24

    Ed Miliband: small-minded isolationism has damaged British influence

    In a foreign policy speech, Labour leader will attack David Cameron for ‘stepping away from the world’ and outline his conditions for interventions abroadEd Miliband will today say that the small-minded isolationism of David Cameron has led to the most substantial loss of British influence abroad in a generation.In a foreign policy speech,...

    US says Russia is building air defence systems in eastern Ukraine
    Apr23

    US says Russia is building air defence systems in eastern Ukraine

    As well as conducting training exercises involving drones, it is sending extra troops to Ukrainian border, spokeswoman says The United States has accused Russia of building up air defence systems in eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian rebels in breach of a European-brokered truce. A state department...

    Brussels accuses Gazprom of unfair pricing of gas in eastern Europe
    Apr22

    Brussels accuses Gazprom of unfair pricing of gas in eastern Europe

    EU competition commissioner says Kremlin-controlled energy multinational charged eight countries up to 40% more for their gas than elsewhere in unionEurope’s anti-trust regulator has accused Russia’s massive gas monopoly, Gazprom, of unfair pricing practices in Moscow’s former satellite states of eastern Europe, launching a...

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko against Russia boycott, say IOC
    Apr22

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko against Russia boycott, say IOC

    • President had wanted a boycott of the 2018 World Cup• United Nations resolution supports full participationThe International Olympic Committee says that the Ukraine state president, Petro Poroshenko, does not support boycotts of sports events.Last month, Poroshenko suggested to European allies that boycotting football’s 2018 World Cup...

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