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    Locals eating radioactive food 30 years after Chernobyl – Greenpeace tests
    Mar09

    Locals eating radioactive food 30 years after Chernobyl – Greenpeace tests

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Economic crises convulsing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus mean testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut or restricted, Greenpeace said, and people continue to eat and drink foods with dangerously high radiation levels. …read more Source: The...

    Locals Eating Radioactive Food 30 Years After Chernobyl: Greenpeace Tests
    Mar09

    Locals Eating Radioactive Food 30 Years After Chernobyl: Greenpeace Tests

    Economic crises convulsing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus mean testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut or restricted, Greenpeace said, and people continue to eat and … …read more Source:...

    United, Liverpool renew rivalry in Europa League
    Mar09

    United, Liverpool renew rivalry in Europa League

    PARIS (AFP) – Eternal rivals Manchester United travel to Liverpool in the Europa League last 16, first leg on Thursday in a battle of English footballs two most successful sides.United have won the English title a record 20 times, twice more than Liverpool, but the Reds have the edge abroad, having been crowned European champions on five...

    Oil down 3 percent; rally snaps on supply worry, Goldman caution
    Mar09

    Oil down 3 percent; rally snaps on supply worry, Goldman caution

    A man walks past “Amic” fuel stations displaying prices of 0.77 USD and 0.81 USD per litre of basic unleaded petrol during falling global oil price in Kiev, Ukraine, February 5, 2016. REUTERS NEW YORK: Oil prices fell 3 percent on Tuesday, ending six days of gains for benchmark Brent crude, as Goldman Sachs suggested the rally was unsustainable...

    Ukraine pilot to make closing statement
    Mar09

    Ukraine pilot to make closing statement

    A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia over the killing of two journalists is due to make her closing statement after five days on hunger strike. …read more Source:...

    The Pentagon could save billions by closing military bases
    Mar09

    The Pentagon could save billions by closing military bases

    US ArmyThe Defense Department’s top money man on Monday repeated the agency’s plea to Congress for a new base closure review. Unlike previous years, current budget conditions and new data give the idea a fighting chance of becoming reality. The Pentagon’s fiscal 2017 budget request marks the fifth year in a row defense officials...

    Why Syria Won’t Save U.S.-Russia Relations
    Mar09

    Why Syria Won’t Save U.S.-Russia Relations

    Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia The high cost of dysfunction Many of those who seek a more functional U.S.-Russia relationship—in both Washington and Moscow—have hoped that cooperation in stabilizing Syria and combating the so-called Islamic State could provide an important new opportunity to stabilize U.S.-Russia ties as well. Unfortunately,...

    Ukraine and Turkey Launch Joint Naval Drill Amid Stand-Offs With Russia
    Mar09

    Ukraine and Turkey Launch Joint Naval Drill Amid Stand-Offs With Russia

    Ukraine and Turkey’s navies launched a joint military exercise on Monday, as Kiev and Ankara continue to grow closer in the face of their respective stand-offs with Russia. Ukraine’s relations with Russia have plummeted since Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to annex Crimea in 2014 and Russian-backed fighters moved in on...

    Watch Russia’s Bizarre, Militarized International Women’s Day Tribute
    Mar09

    Watch Russia’s Bizarre, Militarized International Women’s Day Tribute

    On Tuesday, also known as International Women’s Day, the Russian TV channel REN TV honored the country’s women in a very bizarre way — through a video laden with military euphemisms.In the video, called “March 8,” an interviewer talks to a young blonde woman named Maria. If you don’t speak Russian, the video,...

    A top US general wants to resurrect a smaller version of a disastrous Syrian rebel program
    Mar09

    A top US general wants to resurrect a smaller version of a disastrous Syrian rebel program

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP PhotoA top U.S. general has asked for permission to resurrect an effort to train Syrian opposition fighters for battles against Islamic State militants, but on a smaller scale than a previous program that failed and was scrapped last year. General Lloyd Austin, the head of Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in...