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 ...

MH17 crash inquiry backs suspicions of Russian link: U.S.

Sep 29, 2016

MH17 crash inquiry backs suspicions of Russian link: U.S.

The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington’s suspicions of Russian involvement. The United States was quick to blame Russian-backed separatists after the Malaysia Airlines jet was shot ...

Sep 17, 2016

U.S. calls Russian elections in Crimea illegitimate

The United States on Friday said Russian parliamentary elections planned for Crimea are illegitimate. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18th,” said State Department spokesman ...