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    Former NATO Ambassador Urges Alliance to Counter Russian Narrative
    Apr27

    Former NATO Ambassador Urges Alliance to Counter Russian Narrative

    NATO should actively counter the Kremlin’s claim that the Western military alliance is expanding with the aim of threatening Russia, says a former U.S. ambassador to NATO. Russia’s new national security strategy, signed by President Vladimir Putin earlier this year, identifies NATO expansion as the number one threat to Russia. It says...

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials
    Apr27

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials

    The United States is urging Ukraine to start jailing corrupt officials, after months of political turmoil that has delayed billions of dollars in foreign loans. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said in Kyiv Wednesday that she was encouraged by Ukraine’s commitment to reforms but stressed...

    First Shipment of US Natural Gas Arrives in Portugal
    Apr27

    First Shipment of US Natural Gas Arrives in Portugal

    The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States has reached its destination in Portugal, a development that could disrupt Russia’s domination of the European gas market. The U.S. cargo ship Creole Spirit arrived early Wednesday in the port of Sines, Portugal, carrying a shipment from Houston, Texas-based Cheniere Energy....

    Watchdog Report: World Press Freedom Hits 10-Year Low
    Apr27

    Watchdog Report: World Press Freedom Hits 10-Year Low

    Freedom of the press declined across the globe last year to its lowest point in more than a decade, a Washington watchdog group has concluded. Freedom House, which advocates for the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, said in a new report Wednesday that only one in seven people across the globe lives in countries where coverage...

    US Pledges Support for Ukraine’s New Cabinet
    Apr27

    US Pledges Support for Ukraine’s New Cabinet

    The United States pledged its support for the new Ukrainian government as it embarks on the road of major reforms and changes in the country. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland met Tuesday in Kyiv with newly-elected Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament Andriy...

    Crimean Court Bans Tatar Ruling Body
    Apr26

    Crimean Court Bans Tatar Ruling Body

    Crimea’s supreme court banned Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body Tuesday, declaring it an “extremist” organization in a move one exiled leader said was part of a Kremlin drive to crush the minority ethnic group on the Russia-annexed peninsula. Most Crimean Tatars, a Muslim people indigenous to the Black Sea region,...

    In Sign of Support, US Deploys F-22 Fighter Jets in Romania
    Apr26

    In Sign of Support, US Deploys F-22 Fighter Jets in Romania

    The United States deployed F-22 fighter jets to Romania as a sign of military support for NATO’s eastern European allies who say they face aggression from Russia. The fighter jets landed on Monday at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in the country’s southeast. “The United States and Romania enjoy a very strong...

    Russia’s TV Rain Swims Against Tide in Sea of Kremlin Propaganda
    Apr26

    Russia’s TV Rain Swims Against Tide in Sea of Kremlin Propaganda

    Television, where most Russians get their news, has increasingly been under pressure in Russia. It is now almost completely state controlled. But in Moscow, TV Rain stands out as an island in a sea of Kremlin media attacks. Privately owned TV Rain is one of Russia’s few remaining broadcasters willing to regularly air views critical of...

    By The Numbers: Scope of Chernobyl Disaster
    Apr26

    By The Numbers: Scope of Chernobyl Disaster

    Thirty years ago, the world’s worst nuclear accident unfolded after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986. A look at the scope of the disaster: What happened: During a shutdown test a steam explosion blew the roof off reactor 4. Blocks of super-heated graphite rained down on the site and huge amounts...

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Still Leaks Radiation
    Apr26

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Still Leaks Radiation

    Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when an explosion at the power plant near the town contaminated a wide area and sent radiation clouds across the globe. During the catastrophe, 31 people were killed, but it is estimated thousands more have died from cancers and other illnesses in the ensuing years. The reactor...

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