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    Landmine injuries down worldwide but Canada needs to boost support, says new report
    Dec03

    Landmine injuries down worldwide but Canada needs to boost support, says new report

    The international treaty to ban landmines signed in Ottawa on Dec. 3, 1997, is slowly eradicating the production and use of the crippling weapons, according to a study released Wednesday. Landmine Monitor, an annual report by the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), says that fewer people were killed and injured by...

    Russia Seizes Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months
    Dec03

    Russia Seizes Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months

    The Russian government has seized over a thousand tonnes of contraband Western food and drink imports since August, after they banned certain products from entering the country. The move came as a response to the EU and US trade sanctions imposed on the country due to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, leading to Russia establishing their own...

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard
    Dec03

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard

    According to Vladimir Kantorovich, vice president of Russia’s Tour Operator Association, travel abroad for the winter holidays is down 30 percent, and trips to Europe have fallen about 50 percent. According to the Federal Statistics Service, chicken costs 27 percent more than it did last year, pork 25 percent, and the beloved staple of...

    Ukraine minister: No danger after fault at nuclear plant cuts power production
    Dec03

    Ukraine minister: No danger after fault at nuclear plant cuts power production

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s energy minister said Wednesday that a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country has cut power production but he insisted the incident poses no danger. Volodymyr Demchishin said that the fault at a power-generating unit No. 3 in the Zaporozhiya plant led to a drop in electricity...

    Russia Seize Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months
    Dec03

    Russia Seize Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months

    The Russian government has seized over a thousand tonnes of contraband Western food and drink imports since August, after they banned certain products from entering the country. The move came as a response to the EU and US trade sanctions imposed on the country due to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, leading to Russia establishing their own...

    Ukraine says nuclear plant fault cuts power
    Dec03

    Ukraine says nuclear plant fault cuts power

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s energy minister said Wednesday that a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country has cut power production but he insisted the incident poses no danger. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine says nuclear power plant disruption poses no danger
    Dec03

    Ukraine says nuclear power plant disruption poses no danger

    Ukraine’s energy minister said Wednesday that a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country has cut power production but he insisted it poses no danger. …read more Source: CTV...

    ‘Emergency repair’ reported at Ukraine nuclear power plant
    Dec03

    ‘Emergency repair’ reported at Ukraine nuclear power plant

    An emergency repair began this week on an energy unit at a nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, and the problem has led to electricity shortages, Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Emergency repair underway at Ukraine nuclear power plant
    Dec03

    Emergency repair underway at Ukraine nuclear power plant

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 3 (UPI) — Ukraine’s national energy company shut down the Zaporizhya nuclear power plant and 19 thermal power plant facilities on Tuesday to enable emergency repairs. …read more Source: United Press...

    Rolling blackouts in Ukraine after nuclear plant accident
    Dec03

    Rolling blackouts in Ukraine after nuclear plant accident

    KIEV, Ukraine — In Ukraine, the words “nuclear accident” conjure up memories of Chernobyl — the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe. But those were the words Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk chose on Wednesday when describing problems at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine, without giving further details. See...