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    Can Pope Francis Help Avoid a ‘Third World War’?
    Apr28

    Can Pope Francis Help Avoid a ‘Third World War’?

    “Following Francis” is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME — Up until now, news about Pope Francis — including on this blog — has been mostly on Church-related affairs: how he is...

    EU Calls for More Reforms in Ukraine
    Apr28

    EU Calls for More Reforms in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military reported Tuesday pro-Russia separatist rebels fired rockets on a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, in what appeared to be the latest violation of a shaky ceasefire. The news came just hours after the Ukrainian government and the European Union held their first formal summit in almost a year. Speaking at an...

    Forest fire hits large section of Chernobyl exclusion zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire hits large section of Chernobyl exclusion zone

    Fire has engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the fire is being brought under control. …read more Source: CTV...

    Finland Goes After Russian Sub With Depth Charges
    Apr28

    Finland Goes After Russian Sub With Depth Charges

    Finnish forces dropped depth charges into Baltic waters as a warning after sighting a foreign submarine presumed to be Russian. The Financial Times has more: Commodore Olavi Jantunen, the navy’s chief of operations, told Finnish broadcaster YLE that he could not say for certain whether it was a submarine, and he did not want to speculate....

    Forest fire hits large section of zone around Chernobyl reactor
    Apr28

    Forest fire hits large section of zone around Chernobyl reactor

    Fire has engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the fire is being brought under control. …read more Source: Global...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fire has engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Forest fire threatens Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire threatens Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear zone

    A forest fire in northern Ukraine threatened on Tuesday to spread towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) on Tuesday, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a post on Facebook. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Riga Summit Likely To Disappoint Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
    Apr28

    Riga Summit Likely To Disappoint Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

    The latest draft of the Eastern Partnership declaration prepared for the bloc’s Riga summit next month contains little good news for EU hopefuls Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and highlights the shrinking ambitions of the European Union in its eastern neighborhood. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pushing Back Against a Chinese Lake in the South China Sea
    Apr28

    Pushing Back Against a Chinese Lake in the South China Sea

    China’s aggressive actions in the South China Sea are prompting a soul-searching query from Hanoi to Washington: At what point does a sliced-up salami cease being a salami at all? In a short space of time, China’s unilateral and incremental efforts to carve out a greater presence in the South China Sea — by, for example, turning empty...

    These Are the Most Influential World Leaders on Twitter (and Why That Doesn’t Matter)
    Apr28

    These Are the Most Influential World Leaders on Twitter (and Why That Doesn’t Matter)

    Because of its near total ubiquity, it’s easy to overlook just how crucial Twitter has become to the public work of international diplomacy, where its used for both public outreach and propaganda. Nine years after the service’s founding, the social media tool has been so widely adopted by world leaders and their governments that it...