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    Massive Fire Raging Near Chernobyl Reactor, Ukrainian Authorities Suspect Arson
    Apr29

    Massive Fire Raging Near Chernobyl Reactor, Ukrainian Authorities Suspect Arson

    A major forest fire broke out Tuesday close to the Chernobyl nuclear plant in northern Ukraine, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, threatening to release alarming levels of radiation across the country. Up to 200 firefighters, supported by trucks and aircraft, have been dispatched to deal with the blaze. …read more Source:...

    Report: Worldwide Conditions for Media Fall Sharply
    Apr29

    Report: Worldwide Conditions for Media Fall Sharply

    A new report says worldwide working conditions for the news media have fallen sharply to their lowest point in more than 10 years. The study says journalists are facing more restrictions from governments, militants, criminals and owners of the media. While the spread of smartphones and the internet means news is easier than ever to access,...

    Russian, Ukrainian groups go digital to define conflict
    Apr29

    Russian, Ukrainian groups go digital to define conflict

    Russian and Ukrainian groups in Canada want to set the record straight—they just can’t agree what straight is. A tenuous ceasefire has curtailed some of the real fighting in Ukraine, for now. But the battle to define the conflict has continued between those who oppose and support the government in Kyiv. read more …read more Source:...

    New Cold War heats up? Finnish Navy drops small depth charges as warning to suspected submarine
    Apr29

    New Cold War heats up? Finnish Navy drops small depth charges as warning to suspected submarine

    The Finnish Navy dropped small depth charges as a warning to a suspected submarine in the waters near Helsinki on Tuesday, various media outlets including Reuters and Agence France Press are reporting. Finnish Defence Minister Carl Haglund would not say which country’s submarine is suspected of operating in his country’s waters. But...

    Reports of Assad’s (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated
    Apr29

    Reports of Assad’s (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

    The end is near in Syria – that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post, as a drumbeat of good news emerges from the north that a tipping point to this war may be underfoot. Reports that opposition forces aligned with Nusra Front have seized more towns in Idlib province are fueling...

    Oligarchs out, regional governments in? Ukraine eyes power reshuffle (+video)
    Apr29

    Oligarchs out, regional governments in? Ukraine eyes power reshuffle (+video)

    Ukraine’s reformers are figuring out how to move the levers of power from Kiev and the oligarchs to the individual regions – but without fracturing the country. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Progress Reported in Malaysian Plane Shootdown Inquiry
    Apr29

    Progress Reported in Malaysian Plane Shootdown Inquiry

    All but two of the victims in the downing of MH17 over eastern Ukraine last summer have been identified, the Netherlands foreign minister said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant
    Apr29

    Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant

    Wildfires raged out of control Tuesday mere miles from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, threatening to release dangerous amounts of radiation over northern Ukraine. Heavy gusts fueled the blaze inside the highly radioactive exclusion zone, the area around the plant that was evacuated...

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
    Apr29

    Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again

    KIEV, Ukraine — Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday. The army said rebels fired Grad rockets Monday evening at the government-held town of Avdiivka, which lies on the fringes of the main rebel...

    Ukraine says separatist rebels in the east have resumed firing rocket launchers
    Apr29

    Ukraine says separatist rebels in the east have resumed firing rocket launchers

    Government, separatist forces in east trade accusations of ceasefire violations …read more Source: Toronto...