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    Giant Arch to Block Chernobyl Radiation for Next 100 Years
    Mar24

    Giant Arch to Block Chernobyl Radiation for Next 100 Years

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been built to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site for the next 100 years. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering nuclear material across large...

    Lukashenko: Belarus Won’t Choose Between EU, Russia
    Mar23

    Lukashenko: Belarus Won’t Choose Between EU, Russia

    Belarus does not want to have to choose between the European Union and Russia, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday during the first visit by an EU minister to Minsk since Brussels lifted sanctions against the country last month. Lukashenko is a five-term president whose country was described in 2005 by U.S. Secretary of State...

    Kerry to Meet with Putin, Lavrov on Syria, Ukraine
    Mar23

    Kerry to Meet with Putin, Lavrov on Syria, Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Moscow Wednesday for talks on Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Syria and Ukraine are expected to top the agenda. The State Department says the visit was arranged after President Putin announced last week that Russia is partially withdrawing its military...

    Russian Court Sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 Years in Jail
    Mar22

    Russian Court Sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 Years in Jail

    A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in jail after finding her guilty of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists during the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Savchenko, a 34-year-old who has become a national hero at home in Ukraine, was defiant as the verdict was read out, shouting...

    Russia Expected to Find Ukrainian Pilot Guilty in Journalists’ Killings
    Mar21

    Russia Expected to Find Ukrainian Pilot Guilty in Journalists’ Killings

    A Russian court is expected to find a Ukrainian pilot guilty in the 2014 killing of two Russian journalists in war-torn Ukraine. The trial of Nadiya Savchenko has been internationally condemned as a political sham. She is set to be sentenced Tuesday after the court hands down its verdict. Prosecutors have demanded a 23-year prison sentence for...

    13 Foreign Students Killed in Spain Bus Crash
    Mar20

    13 Foreign Students Killed in Spain Bus Crash

    At least 13 people were killed Sunday when a bus carrying foreign students crashed on a Spanish highway between the cities of Barcelona and Valencia. At least 34 passengers on the bus were injured; 28 of them were hospitalized. Most were foreign students, part of the Erasmus exchange program, who had traveled to the eastern city of Valencia for...

    Plane Crashes in Southern Russia; 62 Dead
    Mar19

    Plane Crashes in Southern Russia; 62 Dead

    An airliner flying from Dubai has crashed while trying to land in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people on board. Officials say the Boeing 737 aircraft was FlyDubai flight FZ981. Fifty-five passengers and seven crew members were aboard the flight. Russia’s Investigative Committee says its two theories are that...

    Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia
    Mar18

    Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia

    President Vladimir Putin, marking the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, on Friday exhorted workers building a bridge between the Black Sea peninsula and Russia to fulfil an “historic mission” first conceived by a Russian tsar. Russia seized the majority Russian-speaking Crimea from Ukraine on March 16, 2014...

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

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