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    Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster (AFP)
    Apr25

    Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Global donors on Monday pledged additional money to help Ukraine keep Chernobyl safe for generations after causing the world’s worst nuclear power disaster 30 years ago. …read more Source: The West...

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone’
    Apr25

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone’

    In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then Soviet-controlled Ukraine exploded, releasing huge amounts of radiation into the air. One-hundred-sixteen-thousand people living around the plant were evacuated, and 220,000 more were forced to leave in subsequent years as the so-called contaminated...

    Russia Hews Closer To Zhirinovsky’s Wacky Vision Than You Might Have Expected
    Apr25

    Russia Hews Closer To Zhirinovsky’s Wacky Vision Than You Might Have Expected

    He has ridden seemingly crackpot ideas to prominence for nearly three decades. But is 70-year-old ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky really fringe anymore? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors
    Apr25

    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors

    The United States pledged $10 million to aid those affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster, as Ukraine marks the 30th anniversary of what is described as the world’s worst nuclear accident. An April 26, 1986, explosion at Chernobyl’s No. 4 reactor forced the evacuation 350,000 residents working and living in the surrounding...

    US Flies F-22s to Romania as Show of Strength to Russia
    Apr25

    US Flies F-22s to Romania as Show of Strength to Russia

    The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine.The fighter jets landed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, near the Black Sea port of Constanta in southeast Romania. A U.S…. …read more Source:...

    Watch: What Chernobyl looks like now — from a drone
    Apr25

    Watch: What Chernobyl looks like now — from a drone

    Update: This post was originally published in November 2014. The 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster is on Tuesday. The area around Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant, site of one of the world’s most horrifying nuclear disasters, is the subject of endless fascination. Increasingly, adventurous tourists and scientists have come to...

    Return to Chernobyl with Ukraine’s ‘liquidators’
    Apr25

    Return to Chernobyl with Ukraine’s ‘liquidators’

    The remaining members of a brigade of firefighters return to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone 30 years after the disaster. …read more Source: AL...

    U.S. flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia
    Apr25

    U.S. flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia

    The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers
    Apr25

    A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world’s worst nuclear accident, the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April...

    US flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia
    Apr25

    US flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia

    CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine. The fighter jets landed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, near the Black Sea port of Constanta in southeast Romania. A U.S. statement says they possess sophisticated sensors...