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    BBC Accuses British, Russian Media Of Skewing MH17 Reporting
    Apr25

    BBC Accuses British, Russian Media Of Skewing MH17 Reporting

    The BBC has accused British and Russian media of drawing irresponsible conclusions from snippets of an upcoming documentary on the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The secondhand reports appeared to ignore evidence that largely discredited assertions from Moscow about the tragedy. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone’
    Apr25

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone’

    In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then Soviet-controlled Ukraine exploded, releasing huge amounts of radiation into the air. One-hundred-sixteen-thousand people living around the plant were evacuated, and 220,000 more were forced to leave in subsequent years as the so-called contaminated...

    US Flies F-22s to Romania as Show of Strength to Russia
    Apr25

    US Flies F-22s to Romania as Show of Strength to Russia

    The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine.The fighter jets landed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, near the Black Sea port of Constanta in southeast Romania. A U.S…. …read more Source:...

    Russia Hews Closer To Zhirinovsky’s Wacky Vision Than You Might Have Expected
    Apr25

    Russia Hews Closer To Zhirinovsky’s Wacky Vision Than You Might Have Expected

    He has ridden seemingly crackpot ideas to prominence for nearly three decades. But is 70-year-old ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky really fringe anymore? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors
    Apr25

    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors

    The United States pledged $10 million to aid those affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster, as Ukraine marks the 30th anniversary of what is described as the world’s worst nuclear accident. An April 26, 1986, explosion at Chernobyl’s No. 4 reactor forced the evacuation 350,000 residents working and living in the surrounding...

    Watch: What Chernobyl looks like now — from a drone
    Apr25

    Watch: What Chernobyl looks like now — from a drone

    Update: This post was originally published in November 2014. The 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster is on Tuesday. The area around Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant, site of one of the world’s most horrifying nuclear disasters, is the subject of endless fascination. Increasingly, adventurous tourists and scientists have come to...

    U.S. flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia
    Apr25

    U.S. flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia

    The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers
    Apr25

    A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world’s worst nuclear accident, the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April...

    US flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia
    Apr25

    US flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia

    CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine. The fighter jets landed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, near the Black Sea port of Constanta in southeast Romania. A U.S. statement says they possess sophisticated sensors...

    Eastern Poland to have regional defense troops this year
    Apr25

    Eastern Poland to have regional defense troops this year

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says he has signed documents to create a nationwide territorial defense, and its first units will be launched in the east of the country this year. Antoni Macierewicz said Monday three brigades, or some 18,000, unarmed troops will be ready to help secure mass events and vital installations,...