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    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,...

    EU Commission President: Trump’s Election Poses Risks for EU-US Relationship 
    Nov12

    EU Commission President: Trump’s Election Poses Risks for EU-US Relationship 

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump poses risks for the relationship between the European Union and the United States. Speaking to students at a conference in Luxemburg late Friday, Juncker said Trump must get up to speed on how Europe works in order to avoid “two years of wasted time” when he...

    Fitch Raises Ukraine’s Credit Rating, Predicts Solid Growth Next Year
    Nov12

    Fitch Raises Ukraine’s Credit Rating, Predicts Solid Growth Next Year

    Fitch Ratings upgraded Ukraine’s debt rating to B- from CCC on November 11, citing easing financial pressures following Kyiv’s receipt of loans from the International Monetary Fund. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former US Ambassador Banned From Traveling to Russia
    Nov12

    Former US Ambassador Banned From Traveling to Russia

    Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, said Friday that Moscow had banned him from entering the country. McFaul, who was ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, wrote on Facebook that Russia had banned him because of his close ties to President Barack Obama. “Was told that I am [on] the Kremlin’s sanctions list because of...

    With an eye towards Donald Trump, Stephane Dion says Russian sanctions must be upheld
    Nov11

    With an eye towards Donald Trump, Stephane Dion says Russian sanctions must be upheld

    Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion urged all countries to remain firm about upholding sanctions against Russia for its actions toward Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    As Montenegro Looks to NATO, Anxiety Grows Over Future US Commitment
    Nov11

    As Montenegro Looks to NATO, Anxiety Grows Over Future US Commitment

    As America’s European allies try to figure out their future relationships with Washington under President-elect Donald Trump, analysts say NATO and Russia are involved in an increasingly tense battle for influence in the Balkan states. Montenegro – formerly part of Serbia until declaring independence in 2006 – is about to join the NATO...

    Forced Out Of Crimea, Tatar Restaurant Finds Solidarity Among Kiev Diners
    Nov11

    Forced Out Of Crimea, Tatar Restaurant Finds Solidarity Among Kiev Diners

    Musafir was once one of Crimea’s most popular restaurants, serving Tatar food. But this ethnic group has been persecuted since Russian annexation. The eatery has found a welcoming refuge in Ukraine. …read more Source:...