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    Why Obama loves the queen more than her country
    Apr23

    Why Obama loves the queen more than her country

    LONDON – At their Friday press conference here, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron together used the phrase “special relationship” more than a dozen times. At times they cast it in almost romantic terms: Obama professed his “love” for Winston Churchill. Cameron declared his “passion” for the Anglo-American...

    Chernobyl’s Silent Exclusion Zone (Except for the Logging)
    Apr23

    Chernobyl’s Silent Exclusion Zone (Except for the Logging)

    Thirty years later, there are signs of commercial clear-cutting in supposedly off-limits forests around the site of the nuclear disaster in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Inside Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone
    Apr23

    Inside Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

    Some young Ukrainians have made a hobby of going to the zone, set aside in perpetuity after the nuclear plant catastrophe 30 years ago. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia, In Bow To Kyiv’s New Leader, Suspends Debt Demands
    Apr23

    Russia, In Bow To Kyiv’s New Leader, Suspends Debt Demands

    Russia said it temporarily suspended its demand for full repayment of a $3-billion loan to Ukraine to give the new government in Kyiv time to decide what to do about it. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Panama Raids Mossack Fonseca Office
    Apr23

    Panama Raids Mossack Fonseca Office

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panamanian investigators on Friday raided a property used by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of a massive leak of offshore financial data, an official from the local prosecutor’s office said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a statement with more details would be sent in due...

    Brain-Dead Mom Gives Birth to Baby Boy 55 Days After Passing Away
    Apr23

    Brain-Dead Mom Gives Birth to Baby Boy 55 Days After Passing Away

    A brain-dead Polish woman gives birth to a baby boy—55 days after her death. The premature baby showed no signs of serious complications, a hospital official said on April 19. According to Al Jazeera, the 41-year-old mother was already brain-dead when she was rushed to the hospital in Wroclaw in November. The hospital concluded that she had brain...

    Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chornobyl radiation
    Apr23

    Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chornobyl radiation

    After the Ukrainian government cancels a local school lunch program, rural families must resort to contaminated food. …read more Source: Toronto...

    NATO-Russia Talks Fail, but Raise Hopes
    Apr22

    NATO-Russia Talks Fail, but Raise Hopes

    NATO and Russia held their first dialogue in two years this week. The meeting among ambassadors of the alliance and Russia in Brussels Wednesday failed to produce agreements, but analysts say it has raised hope that Russia may be making a new effort to emerge from isolation following its annexation of Crimea and support for separatist rebels in...

    A Return to Cold War with Russia?
    Apr22

    A Return to Cold War with Russia?

    Robert Legvold Security, Russia Moscow is no longer a superpower, but it is still a threat. Are the United States and Europe confronting a new cold war with Russia? Was the original cold war overly militarized? What effect will continued low oil prices have on Russia? These are some of the questions that Robert H. Legvold, the Marshall D. Shulman...

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From ‘Laws Limiting Free Media’
    Apr22

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From ‘Laws Limiting Free Media’

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on Ukraine’s government to refrain from laws limiting free media and free flow of information. The OSCE issued a statement Friday in response to amendments that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed earlier this week to the country’s law on cinema....