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    Chernobyl wildfire extinguished
    Apr30

    Chernobyl wildfire extinguished

    KIEV: Firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Ukraine’s Chernobyl plant, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986 and hope to put it out fully within two days, the emergency services said on Thursday. “There are no more open flames,” but fires are still smouldering out of sight, said the deputy head of the...

    Ukrainian rebels expel foreign aid group
    Apr30

    Ukrainian rebels expel foreign aid group

    DONETSK: Representatives of a New York-based aid group were expelled from separatist-held territories in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after rebels closed down their operational base, accusing them of spying. Around 17 foreign and local workers for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) were detained in their office in the rebel-controlled city...

    Kiev says Putin open to peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine
    Apr30

    Kiev says Putin open to peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine

    Moscow however made no mention of a possible peacekeeping force in its own statement …read more Source:...

    Russia wants to divide NATO, European blocs: US general
    Apr30

    Russia wants to divide NATO, European blocs: US general

    Gen. Breedlove suggests supplying arms to Ukraine will force Russia to negotiate. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Carter Pleased with Russia’s Embrace of Minsk Agreement
    Apr30

    Carter Pleased with Russia’s Embrace of Minsk Agreement

    MOSCOW—Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he is pleased with Russia’s commitment to implement the Minsk agreement. Carter and other former global leaders met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for 2.5 hours Wednesday in Moscow. The group, called the Elders, visited at a time when Russia’s relations with the West are severely...

    Kiev says Putin open to peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine
    Apr30

    Kiev says Putin open to peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine

    The Ukrainian presidency on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin was open to the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, after the leaders of both countries spoke by phone with their French and German counterparts. …read more Source: The Daily...

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine
    Apr30

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine

    The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive …read more Source: The Daily...

    Two fighters, two civilians killed in Ukraine clashes
    Apr30

    Two fighters, two civilians killed in Ukraine clashes

    A Ukrainian soldier, a pro-Russian rebel and two civilians have been killed in fighting in the country’s east over the past 24 hours, despite a shaky ceasefire, officials say …read more Source: The Daily...

    IMF says Ukraine debt deal needed soon
    Apr30

    IMF says Ukraine debt deal needed soon

    The International Monetary Fund reiterated Thursday that Ukraine needs to complete a debt restructuring with private creditors within weeks to pass the first review of the IMF loan program …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin: North Korean leader will not visit Moscow in May
    Apr30

    Kremlin: North Korean leader will not visit Moscow in May

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not attend events in Moscow next week commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe, the Kremlin said on Thursday. “He has decided to stay in Pyongyang,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. “This decision is related to (North)...

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