Jan 14, 2017

Chinese, Germans seek to turn Chernobyl wasteland into solar park

Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters into a massive solar park. Thirteen international investors are among the 39 groups seeking Ukrainian permission to install ...

Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian 'cyberwar'

Dec 30, 2016

Ukraine hit by 6,500 hack attacks, sees Russian 'cyberwar'

Hackers have targeted Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two months, including incidents that showed Russian security services were waging a cyberwar against the country, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. In December, Ukraine suffered attacks on its finance and defense ...

Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

Dec 24, 2016

Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

A top Ukrainian insurgent said Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite cease-fire negotiated by Moscow and Kiev that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and came after a surge in ...

Dec 22, 2016

Drones from U.S. disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that ...

Dec 19, 2016

Worst insurgent clash in months claims five Ukraine troops

Ukraine said five of its troops were killed Sunday by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months. Kiev military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin told AFP that another six soldiers were wounded in the battle for control of the strategic ...

Nov 30, 2016

Cossack songs and Ugandan dance on UNESCO's heritage list

Ugandan traditional music, which is dying out partly because it requires materials from endangered species, has been placed on UNESCO’s protected “Intangible Cultural Heritage” list, along with Portuguese pottery and Ukrainian Cossack songs. A UNESCO world heritage committee, meeting in Addis Ababa Tuesday, decided ...

Ukraine moves new safety dome over Chernobyl's doomed reactor

Nov 29, 2016

Ukraine moves new safety dome over Chernobyl's doomed reactor

Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for generations to come. The giant arch’s height of 108 meters makes it taller than New York’s Statue of ...

Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

Nov 27, 2016

Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

The world’s largest metal moveable structure will be unveiled Tuesday over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor in Ukraine to ensure the safety of future generations across Europe. The giant arch — nearly as long as two soccer fields and taller than ...