Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

Jun 30, 2015

Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, authorities said Tuesday. It was unclear if the blaze has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire, ...

Jun 27, 2015

WTO rules against Kiev on auto tariffs

Emergency car import duties imposed by Ukraine in 2012 to safeguard its auto industry violate global trade rules, the World Trade Organization ruled Friday, urging Kiev to lift them. A WTO panel found in favor of Japan, which filed the complaint, ruling that “Ukraine ...

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

Jun 23, 2015

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO’s new rapid reaction force, to help Europe defend against potential Russian aggression from the east and the Islamic State and other violent extremists from the south. Defense Secretary ...

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

Jun 17, 2015

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by over 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move likely to further unnerve the West. “This year the size of our nuclear forces will increase by over 40 new intercontinental ballistic ...

Jun 16, 2015

Eastern Ukrainians stage rare rally against rebel militants

Several hundred Ukrainians in the country’s war-torn east demanded Monday that pro-Russian insurgents remove scores of rocket launchers from crowded city neighbourhoods and stop provoking return government fire on their homes. The small but unusual demonstration outside the offices of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s ...