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    You make me want to nuke: The nuclear option may be the best environmental option too
    Nov13

    You make me want to nuke: The nuclear option may be the best environmental option too

    Smoke rises from the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in Gundremmingen, southern Germany (Credit: Getty/Christof Stache) It’s a giant tea kettle — but unlike a cup of Cozy Chamomile, its contents can melt your flesh or deform your body. The pressure is the same as you’d find half a mile below the surface of the ocean. The...

    British, French Foreign Ministers Absent in EU Special Talks Over Trump
    Nov13

    British, French Foreign Ministers Absent in EU Special Talks Over Trump

    The British and French foreign ministers will not participate in special talks with their European Union counterparts Sunday to discuss how to deal with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called the emergency meeting in Brussels after Trump’s stunning victory Tuesday on stated policies that include...

    EU foreign ministers to gather to grapple with Trump impact
    Nov13

    EU foreign ministers to gather to grapple with Trump impact

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers will gather Sunday to discuss the impact of Donald Trump’s election on trans-Atlantic ties and whether it will complicate relations with an increasingly belligerent Russia. At informal dinner talks in Brussels, well away from the media, the ministers will debate how many of Trump’s...

    Pro-Russia candidate favorite in Moldova presidential runoff
    Nov13

    Pro-Russia candidate favorite in Moldova presidential runoff

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovans are voting in a presidential election Sunday in which the favorite has promised to restore ties with Russia that cooled after the former Soviet republic signed a trade deal with the European Union. Igor Dodon, a pro-Moscow figure, has tapped into popular anger with corruption under the pro-European government...

    How Russia Wages Information Warfare in the United States
    Nov13

    How Russia Wages Information Warfare in the United States

    This article was originally published by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The media has become a key battleground in the current conflict between Russia and the West, with Russia’s two state-funded, U.S.-based media outlets at the forefront. RT America and Sputnik are responsible for crafting the Russian narrative for millions of...

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield
    Nov12

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield

    Engineers are getting ready to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The covering will contain both the reactor and the crumbling sarcophagus built quickly after the 1986 disaster. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service was given exclusive access to sites inside the contaminated...

    Exclusive: Inside Chernobyl’s Radioactive Ruins
    Nov12

    Exclusive: Inside Chernobyl’s Radioactive Ruins

    Workers in Ukraine will soon begin the task of moving a 31,000-ton steel cover over the radioactive ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. The massive structure called the New Safe Confinement (NSC), will seal off Chernobyl’s reactor Unit 4. In 1986, an explosion inside the reactor led to the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident....

    The Black Swan President
    Nov12

    The Black Swan President

    On Tuesday, when Donald Trump defied the polls, the Clinton machine and much of his own party establishment to become president-elect of the United States, he also became the closest thing to a black swan event we’ve ever seen in American politics: Statistically unlikely, rationalized only in hindsight—and carrying an impact that could be...

    Trump and Foreign Hot Spots: Who Knows What He’ll Do?
    Nov12

    Trump and Foreign Hot Spots: Who Knows What He’ll Do?

    In Caracas, a local columnist threw up his hands when he tried to tell his readers what Donald Trump will do about chaotic Venezuela. “So, it’s supposed to be my job to help you figure out what the Trump presidency will mean for Venezuela,” Francisco Toro wrote. “Except I can’t do my job, because trying to predict how Donald Trump...

    Fighting Terrorism in the Age of Trump
    Nov12

    Fighting Terrorism in the Age of Trump

    In February, Donald Trump vowed to make “enhanced interrogation techniques”—like sleep deprivation, waterboarding, and “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding”—part of his then-hypothetical administration’s approach to fighting terrorism. He also promised to target the families of suspected terrorists. His pledges, sometimes reversed,...