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    These 5 Facts Explain What Obama Wants From Europe
    Apr28

    These 5 Facts Explain What Obama Wants From Europe

    Barack Obama’s trip to Europe last week made it clear that the U.S. president has a lot invested in what happens next in Europe. These are the five things Obama hopes to see before he leaves office in January. 1. No Brexit Obama travelled to London to deliver a clear message ahead of Britain’s June 23 referendum on E.U. membership:...

    Belgium plans to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear emergency
    Apr28

    Belgium plans to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear emergency

    Belgium is considering handing out iodine tablets to the entire population in the event of a nuclear emergency. The pills are used to lessen the impact of radiation on the thyroid gland, and can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after exposure. The measure was recommended by the Superior Health Council as part of a revision of the country’s...

    U.S. Bill Backs More Defense Spending For Europe, Ukraine
    Apr28

    U.S. Bill Backs More Defense Spending For Europe, Ukraine

    A key U.S. congressional committee has backed a substantial increase in defense spending to reassure European allies jittery about Russian military maneuvers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Best Ways to Help Ukraine
    Apr28

    The Best Ways to Help Ukraine

    The Ukrainian people have made tremendous sacrifices over the past two years, including more than a hundred killed during the Maidan revolution in 2014 and nearly 10,000 killed fending off Vladimir Putin’s invading forces in eastern Ukraine. They have endured disappointment with their own leaders and frustration with the West, which,...

    Ukraine’s Giant Easter Egg Festival Is A Feast For The Eyes
    Apr28

    Ukraine’s Giant Easter Egg Festival Is A Feast For The Eyes

    While many Christians in the world emptied out their Easter baskets weeks ago, for Orthodox Christians, the celebration is just getting started.Easter falls on May 1 on the Orthodox Christian calendar. There’s no mistaking the festive atmosphere in Kiev, Ukraine, where residents are marking the occasion with an annual Easter Egg festival.In...

    Turkish leadership’s mentality unchanged 101 years after Armenian Genocide: Shavarsh Kocharyan
    Apr28

    Turkish leadership’s mentality unchanged 101 years after Armenian Genocide: Shavarsh Kocharyan

    “Erdogan’s statement is a confession of the fact that the mentality of the Turkish leadership has not changed even after 101 years after the Armenian Genocide,” Armenian Deputy Foreign Minster Shavarsh Kocharyan said. The comments come after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “Armenia is playing with fire” and reminded about “more...

    Russia Tries to Arrest Sister of Jailed Pilot Nadiya Savchenko
    Apr28

    Russia Tries to Arrest Sister of Jailed Pilot Nadiya Savchenko

    As talks continue to try to secure the safe return of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was controversially jailed in Russia last month, Russian authorities have now also tried to arrest her sister. Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison for being complicit in the killing of two Russian journalists in East Ukraine in 2014. Her trial...

    In the loop April 28: Chernobyl, Italian-Austrian border, Google competition, tobacco lobby
    Apr28

    In the loop April 28: Chernobyl, Italian-Austrian border, Google competition, tobacco lobby

    This week POLITICO’s lobbying reporter James Panichi talks with energy reporter Kalina Oroschakoff about the 30 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Antitrust and competition reporter Nicholas Hirst joins to discuss the Commission’s accusations against Google for abusing its dominant position on the market. Jacopo Barigazzi...

    EU in trouble as Eurosceptic parties gain in strength
    Apr28

    EU in trouble as Eurosceptic parties gain in strength

    VIENNA (AP) — Even before a vehemently anti-EU party won strong support in Austria, the European Union’s top official acknowledged that the 28-nation bloc was in trouble. “We are facing very tough times,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told parliamentarians this month. “We are not very popular when we advocate for...

    ‘Highly likely’ Ukraine will receive next IMF loans in June – finance minister (Reuters)
    Apr28

    ‘Highly likely’ Ukraine will receive next IMF loans in June – finance minister (Reuters)

    By Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine thinks it is highly likely to receive its next aid tranche of $1.7 billion (£1.1 billion) from the International Moneta… …read more Source: The West...