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    Giant Arch, a Feat of Engineering, Now Covers Chernobyl Site in Ukraine
    Nov29

    Giant Arch, a Feat of Engineering, Now Covers Chernobyl Site in Ukraine

    The shelter, under construction since 2010, covers the deteriorating steel and concrete sarcophagus that had been hastily built after the nuclear accident 30 years ago. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin’s Bikers Ask Him to Give National Crest a Soviet Makeover
    Nov29

    Putin’s Bikers Ask Him to Give National Crest a Soviet Makeover

    Russia’s motorcycle gang, often known as “Putin’s bikers”, are calling on the Russian president to give the national crest a Soviet makeover. The “Night Wolves”, who travel around Russia and Europe several times a year, have become notorious and influential advocates of a pro-Kremlin brand of Russian nationalism, mixing...

    Massive Chernobyl Shield Moves Into Place
    Nov29

    Massive Chernobyl Shield Moves Into Place

    A huge structure built to confine the radiation from the exploded Chernobyl nuclear reactor has been slotted into place in Ukraine. The world’s largest land-based moving building — 275 meters wide,108 meters tall, weighing 31,000 tons — slid into position over hydraulic tracks on November 29. (EBRD/Novaka via AP) …read...

    Russians Want Closer Ties With the U.S.
    Nov29

    Russians Want Closer Ties With the U.S.

    The majority of Russians are backing closer ties with the West in the second-highest numbers since Vladimir Putin came to power, Russian independent pollster Levada Center reports. Russia’s relationship with the U.S. and other Western states has considerably deteriorated over the last three years, with Moscow and Washington falling on...

    How Did It Come to This?
    Nov29

    How Did It Come to This?

    The incoming Trump Administration faces rockier relations with Moscow than any new U.S. President since Ronald Reagan in 1981. As Thomas Graham and Matthew Rojansky have aptly noted, America’s Russia policy has failed. This failure runs deeper than Russian challenges to U.S. interests in Ukraine or Syria, and responsibility does not lie at...

    Ousted Ukrainian President Called to Answer Treason Charges
    Nov29

    Ousted Ukrainian President Called to Answer Treason Charges

    Ukraine’s prosecutor general has accused the ousted President Viktor Yanukovych of treason, after the former leader made his first witness testimony to a Ukrainian court since the street protests that toppled him almost three years ago. Yanukovych, who has not been back to Ukraine since fleeing for Russia in 2014, spoke to the court by...

    Massive $2.1B shelter built over exploded Chornobyl reactor to stop radiation from seeping through
    Nov29

    Massive $2.1B shelter built over exploded Chornobyl reactor to stop radiation from seeping through

    CHORNOBYL, Ukraine — A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world. The half-cylinder-shaped shelter began being moved toward the reactor on a system of hydraulic jacks two weeks ago and reached its destination Tuesday, a...

    Kyiv Says Russia Has At Least 5,000 Troops In Eastern Ukraine
    Nov29

    Kyiv Says Russia Has At Least 5,000 Troops In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s defense minister has said Russia has between 5,000 and 7,500 regular military troops inside Ukrainian territory, not counting the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany’s Steinmeier tells Russia, Ukraine to show ‘responsibility’ at Minsk talks
    Nov29

    Germany’s Steinmeier tells Russia, Ukraine to show ‘responsibility’ at Minsk talks

    By Sabine Siebold and Andrei Makhovsky BERLIN/MINSK (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister called on Ukraine and Russia to “show… …read more Source:...

    Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor
    Nov29

    Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor

    The half-cylinder-shaped shelter began being moved toward the reactor on a system of hydraulic jacks two weeks ago and reached its destination Tuesday, a significant step toward liquidating the remains of the world’s worst nuclear accident, 30 years ago in what is now Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...