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    The Babushkas of Chernobyl
    Jun12

    The Babushkas of Chernobyl

    “Radiation doesn’t scare me, starvation does.” Hanna Zavorotyna, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Photo credit: Rena Effendi I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were...

    Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine
    Jun12

    Defying Obama, Many in Congress Press to Arm Ukraine

    The Senate has included provisions in its military policy bill to arm Ukraine with antiarmor systems, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition to aid in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    US Diplomat: Russia Has Told ‘Outright Lies’ About Ukraine
    Jun12

    US Diplomat: Russia Has Told ‘Outright Lies’ About Ukraine

    Samantha Power, the United States’ U.N. ambassador, sharply attacked Russia on Thursday during a speech in Kyiv, Ukraine. She used her address to praise the Ukrainian people for what she called their courage in dealing with Russian aggression. VOA’s Robert Raffaele reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise
    Jun12

    Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company’s lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters. …read more Source:...

    Russian groups crowdfund the war in Ukraine
    Jun12

    Russian groups crowdfund the war in Ukraine

    In Russia, organizations are using social media outlets to crowdfund the war in Ukraine, The New York Times reports. …read more Source:...

    EU Accents Trade, Better Ties in Talks With Latin Americans
    Jun12

    EU Accents Trade, Better Ties in Talks With Latin Americans

    Unable to match China’s offer of $250 billion in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways Thursday to avoid being marginalized in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties. At a two-day summit with Latin American leaders in Brussels, European leaders briefly put aside concerns about Greece, Ukraine and...

    Why Is Washington Still Pushing for War With Russia?
    Jun12

    Why Is Washington Still Pushing for War With Russia?

    James CardenDespite today’s vote in the House to bar US funding to a neo-Nazi Ukrainian militia, the ‘war party’ continues to rattle its sabers over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Harper disappoints aboriginals by refusing to urge Pope to issue apology
    Jun12

    Harper disappoints aboriginals by refusing to urge Pope to issue apology

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper is under fire for turning his back on aboriginal residential school survivors after he skipped a chance to personally urge the Pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the abusive system. Harper met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, just nine days after the release of the report of the...

    Can Pope Francis solve the world’s political problems?
    Jun12

    Can Pope Francis solve the world’s political problems?

    Russia remains at odds with Western nations over its support for separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine, but the tensions between President Vladimir Putin and his geopolitical adversaries was brought to one of the world’s holiest places this week. Within 24 hours of one another, both Putin and Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Pope...

    IMF Says Can Support Ukraine Without Private Debt Deal
    Jun11

    IMF Says Can Support Ukraine Without Private Debt Deal

    The International Monetary Fund says it could continue bailout funding for Ukraine even if Kyiv does not reach a debt-restructuring deal with private creditors …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...