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    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine
    Apr20

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine

    Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the “forgotten” armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Austrian President Voices Doubts Over Russia Sanctions
    Apr20

    Austrian President Voices Doubts Over Russia Sanctions

    Austria’s president says he believes the sanctions imposed on Russia in the wake of its annexation of Crimea could be relaxed next year if progress were made in peace talks between Moscow and Kiev …read more Source: ABC...

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine
    Apr20

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine

    Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the “forgotten” armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    NATO, Russia Hold Highest Level Talks For Almost Two Years
    Apr20

    NATO, Russia Hold Highest Level Talks For Almost Two Years

    NATO ambassadors resumed talks with their Russian counterpart in Brussels on April 20, ending a nearly two-year hiatus that followed Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, April 20, 2016
    Apr20

    The Morning Vertical, April 20, 2016

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world
    Apr20

    Watchdog: Press freedom declines around the world

    WASHINGTON — Media freedom around the world has suffered a “deep and disturbing decline” due to by pressure from governments and businesses, an international media watchdog said Wednesday. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in an annual report that many of the world’s leaders have developed “a paranoia” about journalism and are...

    30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s traces
    Apr20

    30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s traces

    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine (AP) — Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Obama’s Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad
    Apr20

    Obama’s Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad

    U.S. President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office upon his departure from the White House in Washington for his trip to Saudi Arabia Carlos Barria / ReutersA couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle East portfolio at the National Security Council from 2013 to 2015 (and before that, served as assistant secretary...

    Military aid to Ukraine was last-minute scramble under pressure from PM: Docs
    Apr20

    Military aid to Ukraine was last-minute scramble under pressure from PM: Docs

    Canada’s high-profile delivery of military supplies to Ukraine in the summer of 2014 appears to have been planned and executed under pressure from the prime minister in only 10 days, according to internal documents. A few months after the Russian annexation of Crimea, as conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-supported...

    NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014
    Apr20

    NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO-Russia Council is meeting for the first time in nearly two years, with the U.S.-led alliance planning to object to what it deems provocative and dangerous actions by Moscow’s military. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday’s meeting at alliance headquarters is being held to exchange views on...