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    Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site
    Nov30

    Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering...

    Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait
    Nov30

    Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait

    (Credit: AP/John Locher) A new report published in The Washington Post alleges that Russia was involved in disseminating fake news designed to get Donald Trump elected. One report, entitled “Trolling for Trump: How Russia Is Trying to Destroy Our Democracy,” was published in War on the Rocks, an online journal focusing on matters of foreign...

    Petro Poroshenko unveils world’s largest land-based moving structure at Chernobyl site
    Nov30

    Petro Poroshenko unveils world’s largest land-based moving structure at Chernobyl site

    The €2billion structure will allow specialist engineers to safely dismantle the failed nuclear reactor which led to the world’s worst atomic accident in April 1986. …read more Source: Daily...

    Peace Talks on Ukraine End Without Agreement
    Nov30

    Peace Talks on Ukraine End Without Agreement

    Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace. Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

    Putin, Kim Jong Un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”
    Nov29

    Putin, Kim Jong Un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

    Kim Jong-un; Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin (Credit: AP) Though his liberal worldview may not have a platform in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Democratic statesman George Mitchell offered some pragmatic, nonpartisan advice in an interview yesterday: Before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he should first...

    Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Successfully Covered by a New Protective Shelter
    Nov29

    Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Successfully Covered by a New Protective Shelter

    A reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the scene of the worst nuclear catastrophe in history, was on Tuesday completely covered by a new protective shield expected to last 100 years. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

    Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement
    Nov29

    Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

    Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough on Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace.Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

    Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site
    Nov29

    Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smouldering...

    HIV toll tops 1mn in Russia … and climbing
    Nov29

    HIV toll tops 1mn in Russia … and climbing

    WRussia’s HIV infection rate is growing 10 % a year and more than 1mn Russians have been diagnosed with the disease in nearly three decades, the country’s top Aids expert said yesterday.The number of registered cases reached 1,087,339 on September 30, Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the national state Aids centre, said at a news...

    The Revival of the Working-Class Concept
    Nov29

    The Revival of the Working-Class Concept

    Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP The polarization in the country following the Trump electoral victory is not what Karl Marx called the “class struggle.” But it reflects an underlying class struggle — what Marx called the “uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight” — which is a real thing, surely, in this country and globally. This struggle between...