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    Forest fire threatens Chernobyl zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire threatens Chernobyl zone

    A forest fire in northern Ukraine threatened to spread towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant. ||| Kiev – A forest fire in northern Ukraine threatened to spread towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) on Tuesday, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a post on Facebook. “At 1830 (1530 GMT) the situation with...

    Russia seizes Poroshenko firm’s assets
    Apr28

    Russia seizes Poroshenko firm’s assets

    Russian authorities have seized the assets of a confectionery factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk. ||| Kiev – Russian authorities have seized the assets of a confectionery factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk in order to block their sale, parent...

    Armenia marks 1915 massacre
    Apr24

    Armenia marks 1915 massacre

    Armenia marked the centenary of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony. ||| Yerevan – Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls...

    Poland to deny entry to pro-Putin bikers
    Apr24

    Poland to deny entry to pro-Putin bikers

    Poland will not allow members of a Russian motorcycle club linked to President Vladimir Putin to cross its border and enter European Union territory. ||| WARSAW/MOSCOW – Poland will not allow members of a Russian motorcycle club linked to President Vladimir Putin to cross its border and enter the European Union’s territory, the Polish...

    Expert fired over MH17 victim photos
    Apr24

    Expert fired over MH17 victim photos

    A Dutch expert helping to identify MH17 crash victims has been fired after showing photos of the dead at a public lecture. ||| The Hague – A 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 on Thursday....

    Migrants: Europe restores rescue mission
    Apr24

    Migrants: Europe restores rescue mission

    EU leaders have agreed to beef up a naval mission in the Mediterranean in the wake of the migrant tragedy. ||| Brussels/Rome – Four days after up to 900 desperate people drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya, EU leaders agreed on Thursday to triple its naval search mission in the Mediterranean, restoring its funding to last year’s...

    Poland slams US over holocaust remarks
    Apr23

    Poland slams US over holocaust remarks

    Poland was still waiting for the US to apologise for remarks by an FBI official that “implied complicity in the Holocaust during WWII.” ||| Warsaw – Poland was still waiting for the United States to apologise for remarks by an FBI official that it says implied complicity in the Holocaust during World War Two, a government spokeswoman said...

    EU turns up heat on Russian gas giant
    Apr23

    EU turns up heat on Russian gas giant

    The EU launched a legal attack on Gazprom yesterday, stoking tensions with Moscow as it accused the Russian gas giant of overcharging buyers in eastern Europe and hindering competition. ||| Foo Yun Chee and Philip Blenkinsop BrusselsTHE EU launched a legal attack on Gazprom yesterday, stoking tensions with Moscow as it accused the Russian gas...

    Kremlin names new agriculture minister
    Apr22

    Kremlin names new agriculture minister

    The governor of one of Russia’s key wheat-producing regions has been named as Moscow’s new agriculture minister. ||| Moscow – President Vladimir Putin has appointed the governor of one of Russia’s key wheat-producing regions as agriculture minister, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, charged with strengthening the sector....

    Wall Street rallies
    Apr21

    Wall Street rallies

    Wall Street ended sharply higher on Monday after China moved to stimulate its slowing economy while investors bought up technology stocks on cautious optimism on upcoming earnings reports. ||| New York – Wall Street ended sharply higher on Monday after China moved to stimulate its slowing economy while investors bought up technology stocks...

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