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    Chernobyl Reborn? Ukraine Government Mulls Turning Contaminated Nuclear Wasteland Into Gigantic Solar Farm

    Thirty years after a flawed reactor design triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster in the city of Chernobyl, the Ukrainian government is mulling turning it into one of the world’s largest solar farms. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russia’s Deadly Armata Tank vs. America’s TOW Missile: Who Wins?
    Jul30

    Russia’s Deadly Armata Tank vs. America’s TOW Missile: Who Wins?

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia High-tech face-off. Time to consider matchmaking Russia’s favorite new Armata tank with America’s ex-favorite antitank missile, the TOW! Yes, you heard that last part right, the TOW has been sold all over the world—but America’s starry eyes of antitank love have wandered to greener pastures....

    If Putin Wants to Stoke Chaos and Discord in the West, Trump Is His Man
    Jul29

    If Putin Wants to Stoke Chaos and Discord in the West, Trump Is His Man

    SPLIT, Croatia — When the news broke last week that it was all but certain that the Democratic National Committee’s email had been hacked by Russia, it was surprising to me that anyone was remotely skeptical that Vladimir Putin’s regime would do such a thing. Putin has been investing heavily in the military, propaganda and...

    Medvedev Curbs Hope for More Russian Defense Industry Spending
    Jul29

    Medvedev Curbs Hope for More Russian Defense Industry Spending

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned his cabinet that the country is unlikely to pour more money than planned into its defense industry over the next three years. Medvedev is in the process of outlining Russia’s budget for the next three years, holding regular meetings with cabinet members to fix spending and offset the effects...

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul29

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian government forces exchanged gunfire with Russia-backed separatists in the village on Maryinka during the night of July 28. It was the latest breach of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.(RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia accuses Google Maps of  ‘topographical cretinism’
    Jul29

    Russia accuses Google Maps of ‘topographical cretinism’

    It’s been more than two years since Russia re-claimed the peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine. At the time, Russia pointed towards historical precedents and a referendum as justification for its move, but many countries viewed it as an aggressive and belligerent act of annexation. The controversy over the move has faded from view over time and...

    Russia accuses Google Maps of  ‘topographical cretinism’
    Jul29

    Russia accuses Google Maps of ‘topographical cretinism’

    It’s been more than two years since Russia re-claimed the peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine. At the time, Russia pointed towards historical precedents and a referendum as justification for its move, but many countries viewed it as an aggressive and belligerent act of annexation. The controversy over the move has faded from view over time and...

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul29

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian government forces exchanged gunfire with Russia-backed separatists in the village on Maryinka during the night of July 28. It was the latest breach of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.(RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Steps Up Drive to Kill Sanctions Amid Signs of EU Disunity
    Jul29

    Putin Steps Up Drive to Kill Sanctions Amid Signs of EU Disunity

    Vladimir Putin will step up Russia’s campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. The sanctions, imposed over the Ukraine crisis, are designed to block access to Western...

    Today’s letters: Hells Angels, the death of Abdirahman Abdi
    Jul29

    Today’s letters: Hells Angels, the death of Abdirahman Abdi

    Just another gang of tourists? Re: Hells Angels sight-see and nosh as mayhem-free conventioneers, July 25. Looking at Jason Ransom’s picture of a Hells Angel photographing fellow gang members on the steps of Parliament Hill, I couldn’t help but recall Gilbert and Sullivan’s delightful song “When A Felon’s Not Engaged in...