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    Donetsk Separatist Official Warns Of Second Chornobyl
    Dec28

    Donetsk Separatist Official Warns Of Second Chornobyl

    The deputy chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People Republic warns that Ukraine faces a second disaster like Chornobyl due to the decision of Kyiv officials to switch nuclear fuel suppliers …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Biggest Dissident Had A Scathing Critique Of The Russian State At His Trial
    Dec28

    Russia’s Biggest Dissident Had A Scathing Critique Of The Russian State At His Trial

    On the day in 1974 when Soviet secret police arrested him for treason, Alexander Solzhenitsyn published an essay (via the underground samizdat press) entitled “Live Not by Lies”. It ended with a commandment in capital letters: “DON’T LIE! DON’T PARTICIPATE IN LIES, DON’T SUPPORT A LIE!” The lie, wrote the author of...

    What We Know About The Missing AirAsia Flight
    Dec28

    What We Know About The Missing AirAsia Flight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar. ___ Q: What could have happened...

    Justice Belied: The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice
    Dec28

    Justice Belied: The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice

    Justice Belied: The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice Edited by Sebastien Chartrand and John Philpot Baraka Books, 2014 This enlightening book on international criminal justice is a collection of papers by 15 authors, many involved in the defence of individuals tried by international courts. While the papers differ in tone and...

    AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock
    Dec28

    AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost; 3rd Malaysia airline shock

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia launched a search and rescue operation for...

    The Search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501
    Dec28

    The Search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501

    As night fell over the Java Sea on Sunday, Indonesian authorities suspended until Monday morning a search for an AirAsia Indonesia jet carrying 162 people. The Airbus A320-200 had departed the Indonesian city of Surabaya around 5:30 a.m. on what would have been a short trip to Singapore. But air traffic control lost contact with the pilot...

    Merkel Urges Russia To Use ‘Influence’ To Push Separatists On Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec28

    Merkel Urges Russia To Use ‘Influence’ To Push Separatists On Ukraine Peace Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Biggest Gaffes, Blunders, Faux Pas, Snafus, Misstatements, And Missteps Of 2014
    Dec28

    The Biggest Gaffes, Blunders, Faux Pas, Snafus, Misstatements, And Missteps Of 2014

    Bad news abounded in 2014. So let’s focus on the lighter side, those instances where famous folks endured public humiliation or embarrassment, suffered severe cases of foot-in-mouth disease, as well as poor judgment or just plain ignorance. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya Nuclear Plant Takes Unit Offline
    Dec28

    Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya Nuclear Plant Takes Unit Offline

    MOSCOW (AP) — One unit of Ukraine’s Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems. State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected from the electricity net early Sunday to prevent internal damage to the generator. It did not give further details, but said...

    Search For Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Suspended Until First Light
    Dec28

    Search For Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Suspended Until First Light

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia’s Surabaya city to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 carrying 155 passengers...