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    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    By PETER LEONARD read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Apr28

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    KIEV, Ukraine — 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.Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the blaze was under control and had been contained to an area 20 kilometers from the...

    Oligarchs out, regional governments in? Ukraine eyes power reshuffle
    Apr28

    Oligarchs out, regional governments in? Ukraine eyes power reshuffle

    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...

    Forest Fire Blazes In Chornobyl Off-Limits Zone
    Apr28

    Forest Fire Blazes In Chornobyl Off-Limits Zone

    Fire has engulfed a large section of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chornobyl nuclear power plant. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Civilians Prepare for All Out Russian Invasion
    Apr28

    Ukrainian Civilians Prepare for All Out Russian Invasion

    Outside this city at a Ukrainian army facility called the Polygon, which is typically used for tank training, about 200 civilian volunteers gathered this past weekend for a military exercise. Many had no military experience; some had never held a weapon. But many decided to train for war due to widespread worries about an escalation in the...

    Biden implores Ukraine to do more to fight corruption
    Apr28

    Biden implores Ukraine to do more to fight corruption

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is imploring Ukraine’s leaders to investigate and prosecute corruption that is rampant throughout the government.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    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...

    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...