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    Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes
    Apr22

    Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes

    LONDON — Most people send a card, call, or post on Facebook for someone’s birthday, but President Barack Obama has gone the extra mile — thousands of miles, actually — to deliver 90th birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II over lunch at Windsor Castle. In this May 25, 2011 photo, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama...

    Chernobyl 30 Years On: Work On Giant Confinement Structure Set To Replace Ageing Sarcophagus Nears End
    Apr22

    Chernobyl 30 Years On: Work On Giant Confinement Structure Set To Replace Ageing Sarcophagus Nears End

    In the months immediately after a flawed reactor design triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster in the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl, engineers and construction workers hurriedly built a steel and concrete “sarcophagus” to enclose the doomed site and prevent radiation leak. Now, as the 30th anniversary of the incident approaches, on...

    Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria
    Apr22

    Serb Fighters’ Mercenary Path from Ukraine to Syria

    Serb paramilitary veterans of the Bosnian war are reported to have been part of mercenary units aiding Russian troops in Syria, after also being paid to do battle for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Ukraine Cuts Main Interest Rate Amid Disinflation
    Apr22

    Ukraine Cuts Main Interest Rate Amid Disinflation

    Ukraine’s central bank has cut its main interest rate to 19 percent from 22 percent, citing a “significant easing in risks to price stability.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Romania, Ukraine Plot Closer Defence Ties
    Apr22

    Romania, Ukraine Plot Closer Defence Ties

    Romania and Ukraine are mulling joining a joint Black Sea fleet under NATO control and creating a Ukrainian-Romanian-Bulgarian brigade, aiming to strengthen the region’s security. …read more Source: Balkan...

    UK report shows concern for Crimean Tatars’ rights
    Apr22

    UK report shows concern for Crimean Tatars’ rights

    UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office report notes arrests, torture and other ill treatment meted out to minority group …read more Source: World...

    U.S. Protests Russia’s Suspension Of Crimean Tatar Mejlis
    Apr22

    U.S. Protests Russia’s Suspension Of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The United States called on Russia to reverse its decision to suspend the Crimean Tatar Mejlis as an “extremist” organization. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    America’s spezial relationship
    Apr22

    America’s spezial relationship

    BERLIN — When presidential hopeful Barack Obama introduced himself to Germany on a July evening in 2008, asking a crowd of more than 200,000 in central Berlin to embrace his mantra for change, they took up his call with enthusiasm. Disillusioned by the wars and scandals of the George W. Bush era, Germans appeared more convinced of the promise of...

    In pictures: Obama’s 8-year journey through Europe
    Apr22

    In pictures: Obama’s 8-year journey through Europe

    This week, the U.S. president visits the U.K. — followed by a stop in Germany — likely for his last time in office, slowly bringing to a close a long, mixed relationship with Europe that began when Barack Obama was a history-making candidate for office. Here’s a look back over the years. BERLIN, 2008: More than 200,000 people showed up for...

    Was von Europas Strahlkraft geblieben ist
    Apr22

    Was von Europas Strahlkraft geblieben ist

    Europa ist für die meisten Georgier ein Gefühl, ein Wohlstandstraum, ein Spaziergang durch das hübsch frisierte Touristenviertel von Tiflis. Kaum abseits der Bars und Boutiquen aber wird das Leben karg, Kinder schnorren Zigaretten, Familien leben in halbfertigen Hochhäusern. Die zahllosen Satellitenschüsseln leiten fast nur russische Sender nach...