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    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...

    Finnish Navy Drops Depth Charges on Possible Submarine
    Apr29

    Finnish Navy Drops Depth Charges on Possible Submarine

    Finish authorities said on Wednesday that they dropped depth charges off the Helsinki coast after an unknown object, possibly a foreign submarine, was detected underwater. “At this stage we don’t know if it was a vessel or something else. What we do know is that our sensors detected sounds that indicate activity,” Finish Defense Minister...

    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...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fire engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant Tuesday. The fire was the worst in the area for more than two decades, Ukraine’s prime minister said. …read more Source: U.S....