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    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 25, 2016
    Apr25

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 25, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Dov Friedman argues that Iraqi Kurdistan’s dreams of independence are doomed while war rages in nearby Turkey. Josh Cohen says that Ukraine’s failure to pursue substantive reforms means that the West must now get tough with the leaders in Kiev. …...

    BBC Accuses British, Russian Media Of Skewing MH17 Reporting
    Apr25

    BBC Accuses British, Russian Media Of Skewing MH17 Reporting

    The BBC has accused British and Russian media of drawing irresponsible conclusions from snippets of an upcoming documentary on the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The secondhand reports appeared to ignore evidence that largely discredited assertions from Moscow about the tragedy. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    16 ‘Pro-LGBT’ Businesses That Operate in Countries With Poor Human Rights Records
    Apr25

    16 ‘Pro-LGBT’ Businesses That Operate in Countries With Poor Human Rights Records

    Big corporations have come out to criticize state religious liberty measures in Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina as discriminating against those who aren’t heterosexual, some going as far as to propose boycotting states that enact such laws. However, several of the most vocal companies that say they stand with lesbian, gay,...

    Federal government resists calls to end Ukraine visa requirements
    Apr25

    Federal government resists calls to end Ukraine visa requirements

    OTTAWA — The federal government is resisting calls to follow the European Union’s lead and begin lifting visa requirements for Ukraine. Representatives from Canada’s largest and most influential Ukrainian lobby group made the request during a meeting with Immigration Minister John McCallum this month, arguing that visa-free travel for...

    Danish People’s Party wants EU referendum too
    Apr25

    Danish People’s Party wants EU referendum too

    Denmark should follow the Brits and hold a referendum on membership of the European Union, the leader of the far-right Danish People’s Party said Monday. Kristian Thulesen Dahl wrote on his website that Denmark should try to win similar concessions from the EU if the U.K. votes to stay within the EU in the June 23 referendum. If the Danish...

    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...

    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:...

    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...