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    30 Years After Blast, Desolation and Activity at Chernobyl
    Apr20

    30 Years After Blast, Desolation and Activity at Chernobyl

    Thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future. The plant is derelict. After the No. 4 reactor exploded in the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, its other reactors were gradually taken out of...

    NATO, Russian Officials Meet For First Time in Two Years
    Apr20

    NATO, Russian Officials Meet For First Time in Two Years

    The NATO-Russia Council has convened for the first time since 2014, with recent tensions between Russia and the United States high on the agenda. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Wednesday’s meeting is especially important because of last week’s incidents, when the United States accused Russian warplanes of flying within a...

    Crimea Prosecutor Seeks ‘Extremism’ Case Against Journalist
    Apr19

    Crimea Prosecutor Seeks ‘Extremism’ Case Against Journalist

    Authorities in Russia-annexed Crimea have released a journalist affiliated with the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty on bail, but with travel restrictions, according to a report quoting his lawyer. Prosecutor General of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya says a criminal case has been launched against the journalist, named as Nikolai Semena,...

    Ukrainian President Hints at Deal with Russia to Swap Pilot
    Apr19

    Ukrainian President Hints at Deal with Russia to Swap Pilot

    Ukraine and Russia may have reached a deal to release jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko in a swap for two Russian officers convicted by a Ukrainian court. Both Kyiv and Moscow confirmed that in a telephone conversation Monday President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about Savchenko and the two Russian...

    Obama-Putin Hold ‘Intense’ Talk on Syria
    Apr19

    Obama-Putin Hold ‘Intense’ Talk on Syria

    Amid reports that Syrian peace talks are at an impasse, U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to use his influence with the Assad regime during a phone call early Monday. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Obama had an “intense” conversation with Putin that centered on the situation...

    Ukraine Convicts 2 Russian Soldiers on Terrorism Charges
    Apr18

    Ukraine Convicts 2 Russian Soldiers on Terrorism Charges

    A court in Kyiv has convicted two Russian servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine of terrorism and other crimes and sentenced them each to 14 years in prison. The court on Monday found Alexander Alexandrov and his commander, Yevgeny Yerofeyev, guilty of “waging a war of aggression” against Ukraine, assisting a terrorist group,...

    Russia Rejects US Criticism of Jet Incident in Baltic Sea
    Apr17

    Russia Rejects US Criticism of Jet Incident in Baltic Sea

    Russia’s military denied one of its jets made aggressive maneuvers during an incident with a U.S Air Force reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic Sea. The U.S. military said the Russian SU-27 jet had flown in “an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” getting within 15 meters of the U.S. RC-135 aircraft Thursday. Russian...

    Pentagon Reports Another Russian Jet Incident in Baltic Sea
    Apr17

    Pentagon Reports Another Russian Jet Incident in Baltic Sea

    A U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 jet in what the U.S. military said Saturday was “an unsafe and unprofessional manner.” The statement from the U.S. European Command said the incident occurred Thursday in international airspace and at no time did the American plane...

    OSCE Warns of Intensified Fighting in Ukraine’s Separatist East
    Apr16

    OSCE Warns of Intensified Fighting in Ukraine’s Separatist East

    Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops has increased sharply in eastern Ukraine in defiance of calls to observe a year-old peace agreement, the head of an international monitoring mission said Friday. The February 2015 Minsk cease-fire deal failed to completely halt the conflict that is now in its third year....

    Ukraine Recovers Paintings Stolen From Netherlands
    Apr15

    Ukraine Recovers Paintings Stolen From Netherlands

    Ukrainian authorities have recovered four paintings that were stolen more than a decade ago from an art gallery in the Netherlands. The paintings date back to the Netherlands’ 17th century Golden Age and are part of a group of 24 works valued at more than $11 million. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said at a Thursday news...

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