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

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

    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine — 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. Just a few hundred yards away from the hulk, hundreds of workers labor to construct a vast and remarkable...

    Freedom of the World’s Media in ‘Disturbing Decline,’ Watchdog Says
    Apr20

    Freedom of the World’s Media in ‘Disturbing Decline,’ Watchdog Says

    (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...

    Enough Carrots for Ukraine. Time to Break Out the Sticks.
    Apr20

    Enough Carrots for Ukraine. Time to Break Out the Sticks.

    What Kiev needs now is a dose of tough love. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia Says Received Ukraine’s Request On Savchenko Repatriation
    Apr20

    Russia Says Received Ukraine’s Request On Savchenko Repatriation

    The Russian Justice Ministry says Ukraine has requested documents required to repatriate Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, whose imprisonment in Russia on murder charges has drawn international condemnation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Hails End of Political Crisis
    Apr20

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Hails End of Political Crisis

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has announced the deadlock between parliament and his country’s government is over, with the appointment of the new prime minister. His former ally Arseniy Yatsenyuk officially resigned last week, after months of pressure both from Poroshenko, the opposition and the Ukrainian public. Poroshenko...

    Meet President Vladimir Putin’s Celebrity Friends
    Apr20

    Meet President Vladimir Putin’s Celebrity Friends

    Formula One (F1) boss Bernie Ecclestone has backed Russian President Vladimir Putin to “be in charge” of Europe. Ecclestone spoke at Advertising Week Europe in London on Tuesday, where he also advocated that EU states “get rid of Brussels” and entrust their fate in the Russian president. “He does what he says he’s gonna do, he gets the job...

    Revival of diplomacy? Ukraine, Russia make progress on prisoner swap.
    Apr20

    Revival of diplomacy? Ukraine, Russia make progress on prisoner swap.

    The exchange of Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko for two Russian servicemen appears to be moving ahead. But the deal could also reopen the question of just how involved Russia is with Ukraine’s eastern rebellion. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    US, European Leaders to Hold Summit in Germany
    Apr20

    US, European Leaders to Hold Summit in Germany

    U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from the United States, France, Britain, Germany and Italy next week for an informal meeting expected to cover topics including Syria, Libya and migration. Obama will attend Monday’s talks with French leader Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron...

    NATO’s First Meeting with Russia in Two Years
    Apr20

    NATO’s First Meeting with Russia in Two Years

    Alexander Demianchuk / ReutersRussia and NATO members met Wednesday for the first time since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea two years ago for what an alliance official called “a frank and serious discussion” about the Ukraine crisis, Russian military operations, terrorism, and other issues. But NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said...

    Former Soviet Fighter Pilot: Russian Jets ‘More Aggressive’ Than During Cold War
    Apr20

    Former Soviet Fighter Pilot: Russian Jets ‘More Aggressive’ Than During Cold War

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the NATO-Russia Council prepares to meet for the first time in almost two years, U.S. and Russian officials are trading barbs over who’s to blame for a recent spike in military tensions. The ambassadorial level meeting set for Wednesday at alliance headquarters in Brussels was to be the first time the format, which...