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    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....

    In Germany, Obama and Merkel to Discuss Trade, Terrorism
    Apr24

    In Germany, Obama and Merkel to Discuss Trade, Terrorism

    U.S. President Barack Obama landed in Germany midday Sunday, where he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the global economy, terrorism, transatlantic security and many other issues during his two-day visit to Germany. Obama is to hold talks with Merkel shortly after his arrival in Hannover, following his visit to Britain where he...

    Obama, Merkel to Discuss Trade, Terrorism, Refugees in Two-Day Visit
    Apr24

    Obama, Merkel to Discuss Trade, Terrorism, Refugees in Two-Day Visit

    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the global economy, terrorism, transatlantic security and many other issues during his two-day visit to Germany. Obama will hold talks with Merkel shortly after he arrives in Hanover on Sunday. After addressing reporters, the two leaders will officially open the Hanover...

    NATO-Russia Talks Fail, but Raise Hopes
    Apr22

    NATO-Russia Talks Fail, but Raise Hopes

    NATO and Russia held their first dialogue in two years this week. The meeting among ambassadors of the alliance and Russia in Brussels Wednesday failed to produce agreements, but analysts say it has raised hope that Russia may be making a new effort to emerge from isolation following its annexation of Crimea and support for separatist rebels in...

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From ‘Laws Limiting Free Media’
    Apr22

    OSCE Urges Ukraine to Refrain From ‘Laws Limiting Free Media’

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on Ukraine’s government to refrain from laws limiting free media and free flow of information. The OSCE issued a statement Friday in response to amendments that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed earlier this week to the country’s law on cinema....

    Why Russia Is Rocking the European Boat
    Apr22

    Why Russia Is Rocking the European Boat

    In an April 6 referendum in the Netherlands, a majority of participants voted against approving an association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. The results were greeted with concern in the West, but with delight in Moscow. Russia’s government saw the vote as evidence that it was “on the same page” with Europe’s far...

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