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    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...

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone’
    Apr25

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to ‘Death Zone’

    In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then Soviet-controlled Ukraine exploded, releasing huge amounts of radiation into the air. One-hundred-sixteen-thousand people living around the plant were evacuated, and 220,000 more were forced to leave in subsequent years as the so-called contaminated...

    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors
    Apr25

    US Pledges $10 Million to Chernobyl Survivors

    The United States pledged $10 million to aid those affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster, as Ukraine marks the 30th anniversary of what is described as the world’s worst nuclear accident. An April 26, 1986, explosion at Chernobyl’s No. 4 reactor forced the evacuation 350,000 residents working and living in the surrounding...

    Obama to Deploy More Special Forces Troops to Syria
    Apr25

    Obama to Deploy More Special Forces Troops to Syria

    President Barack Obama is ordering a significant increase in the number of U.S. Special Operations Forces in Syria and is urging European nations to ramp up their contributions to the coalition fighting Islamic State. Speaking at an industrial trade fair Monday in Hannover, Germany, Obama says up to 250 additional personnel will join a team of...

    Nuclear Energy’s Half-life Crisis in Changed Climate
    Apr25

    Nuclear Energy’s Half-life Crisis in Changed Climate

    Thirty years after the meltdown of a flawed Soviet reactor in Ukraine and five years since the disaster at Japan’s tsunami-swamped Fukushima-1 plant, the global nuclear power industry remains in flux. The heavily charged debate about whether it is safe, effective and economical to split atoms to generate electricity shows no sign of decay....

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