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    Watchdog Report: World Press Freedom Hits 10-Year Low
    Apr27

    Watchdog Report: World Press Freedom Hits 10-Year Low

    Freedom of the press declined across the globe last year to its lowest point in more than a decade, a Washington watchdog group has concluded. Freedom House, which advocates for the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, said in a new report Wednesday that only one in seven people across the globe lives in countries where coverage...

    Chernobyl and Communism
    Apr27

    Chernobyl and Communism

    Chernobyl has been much in the news, with good reason. Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, as Lydia Smith noted in the International Business Times, “one of the four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power plant in northern Ukraine exploded. It was the most catastrophic nuclear disaster the world has ever witnessed, sending massive amounts of...

    Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl
    Apr27

    Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

    KIEV, Ukraine — With flowers, candles, anger and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world’s worst nuclear accident. Some survivors said the chaos of that time is etched in their minds forever. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    World Press Freedom At Lowest In More Than A Decade, Watchdog Says
    Apr27

    World Press Freedom At Lowest In More Than A Decade, Watchdog Says

    A U.S.-based rights watchdog says press freedom in the world declined in 2015 to its lowest level in 12 years, under increased pressure from a combination of political, criminal, and terrorist elements. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Court in Russia-Annexed Crimea Bans Tatar Assembly
    Apr27

    Court in Russia-Annexed Crimea Bans Tatar Assembly

    (MOSCOW) — The Supreme Court in the Russia-annexed peninsula Crimea on Tuesday banned a Crimean Tatar group in the latest step to marginalize the minority. Crimea’s prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya who personally lodged the lawsuit welcomed the ruling against the Mejlis, an assembly of Tatar community leaders. “This decision aims to ensure...

    Chernobyl’s haunting impact, 30 years later
    Apr27

    Chernobyl’s haunting impact, 30 years later

    HARI SREENIVASAN: Now, 30 years on from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the fallout from that fateful day still haunts Europe as a somber anniversary is marked. (BELL TOLLING) HARI SREENIVASAN: Bells tolled 30 times in Kiev, once for each year since the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The president of Ukraine spoke at Chernobyl itself....

    The Invisible Disaster That Still Haunts Europe
    Apr27

    The Invisible Disaster That Still Haunts Europe

    A wolf in a wild wood near Ukraine’s Chernobyl in April of 2012 (Sergiy Gaschak / AP)Today marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In our January 1987 issue, Mary Jo Salter, an American living in Rome at the time of the accident, described the fear and uncertainty of living with the fallout, as public information and government...

    Chernobyl disaster commemorated by Ukrainian Canadians
    Apr27

    Chernobyl disaster commemorated by Ukrainian Canadians

    Ukrainian-Canadians, are marking the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine. Across Canada today vigils, services and commemorative gatherings are taking place in churches and community centres, solemnly remebering those whose lives were lost, and all those whose lives were irrevocably changed. Work to remove...

    News of the day from across the globe, April 27
    Apr27

    News of the day from across the globe, April 27

    Portugal’s Constitutional Court rejected a former CIA operative’s appeal against extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in the U.S. extraordinary renditions program, a court official said Tuesday. A judge ruled there were no constitutional grounds to reverse a decision by a lower court and the Supreme Court to...

    The Atlantic Daily: Chernobyl Anniversary, Radioactive Animals, U.S. Primaries
    Apr27

    The Atlantic Daily: Chernobyl Anniversary, Radioactive Animals, U.S. Primaries

    Vasily Fedosenko / ReutersWhat We’re Following: Chernobyl, 30 Years Later Three decades after an explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant spewed radiation across Europe and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, workers continue the long process of securing Chernobyl. Relatives and friends remembered the thousands of...