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    SEE IT: Fox assembles double-decker sandwich in Chernobyl
    Apr29

    SEE IT: Fox assembles double-decker sandwich in Chernobyl

    A wild fox built a double-decker sandwich after a team of Ukrainian journalists put bread and meat on the ground in Chernobyl. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Global press freedom is in bad shape
    Apr29

    Global press freedom is in bad shape

    Bad news for journalists: Freedom House published its 35th annual Freedom of the Press Report today and among its chief findings was that press freedom has declined over the past year to a 10 year low. Even worse, the rate of decline accelerated drastically, with the world seeing its largest one year drop in press freedom in a decade. As of...

    “All In” On Ukraine
    Apr29

    “All In” On Ukraine

    In October 1949, as the defeated forces of Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan and Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Republicans in Congress blamed Harry S. Truman for losing China. Some demanded a pivot from Europe to Asia in U.S. foreign policy. Truman might have been persuaded a few years earlier when U.S....

    A Sticky Situation For Poroshenko As Russians Seize Candy Assets
    Apr29

    A Sticky Situation For Poroshenko As Russians Seize Candy Assets

    Russian authorities have seized several assets at a candy factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk. The move is certain to complicate Poroshenko’s attempts to divest himself of his holdings. But some critics suggest he’s not all that eager to sell. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    Gazprom profits down 86 percent
    Apr29

    Gazprom profits down 86 percent

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) — Russian energy company Gazprom said Wednesday its profits for the year ending Dec. 31 were down 86 percent on currency values and charges tied to Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Some 28,000 young Jewish adults to visit Israel this summer on Birthright
    Apr29

    Some 28,000 young Jewish adults to visit Israel this summer on Birthright

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 28,000 young Jewish adults will visit Israel through the Taglit-Birthright Israel program this summer, the organization announced. Also during the summer, the 15-year-old program will welcome its 500,000th participant. Prior to 2000, about 1,500 Jewish American young adults visited Israel each year, according to...

    Ukrainian PM Says Wildfire Near Chornobyl Contained
    Apr29

    Ukrainian PM Says Wildfire Near Chornobyl Contained

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says firefighters have contained a large forest fire burning near the abandoned Chornobyl nuclear power plant. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s A Wild Fox In Chernobyl Making His Own Sandwich. That Is All.
    Apr29

    Here’s A Wild Fox In Chernobyl Making His Own Sandwich. That Is All.

    This is a wild fox who lives in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone in Ukraine. And here, you can watch him assemble a “five-decker sandwich.” According to the BBC, a team from Radio Free Europe had encountered the fox after stopping their cars near the nuclear power plant. The humans tossed the fox some bread and pieces of sausage,...

    Eastern Ukraine Sees ‘Intense Shelling’, Putin Defends Annexation Of Crimea
    Apr29

    Eastern Ukraine Sees ‘Intense Shelling’, Putin Defends Annexation Of Crimea

    European observers stationed in eastern Ukraine reported heavy and continuous shelling in the village of Shirokino, located in the strife-torn Donetsk region, on Sunday, according to media reports. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Angela Merkel said she expects EU sanctions against Russia to be renewed as the bloc held summit talks with Petro Poroshenko
    Apr29

    Angela Merkel said she expects EU sanctions against Russia to be renewed as the bloc held summit talks with Petro Poroshenko

    Merkel said Monday that EU members agreed in March that removal of sanctions, which expire in July, must be tied to adherence to the Minsk peace accord. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...