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      In Russia’s north, a Gulag grave site, a child-abuse trial & a battle over historical Truth
      Jun24

      In Russia’s north, a Gulag grave site, a child-abuse trial & a battle over historical Truth

      In a patch of forest deep in Russia’s north lies a burial site for victims of Stalin’s Great Terror. Between 1937 and 1938, up to 9,000 gulag prisoners were brought here by night, shot in the head, and stacked atop one another inside 236 rectangular pits that had for years been concealed among the trees. Sandarmokh, as the site is...

      What really happened to Malaysia’s missing airplane
      Jun20

      What really happened to Malaysia’s missing airplane

      At 12:42 a.m. on the quiet, moonlit night of March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777-200ER operated by Malaysia Airlines took off from Kuala Lumpur and turned toward Beijing, climbing to its assigned cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The designator for Malaysia Airlines is MH. The flight number was 370. Fariq Hamid, the first officer, was flying the...

      Four men charged with downing MH17 plane and killing 298 people
      Jun19

      Four men charged with downing MH17 plane and killing 298 people

      Four men have been charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 which killed 298 passengers and crew. Dutch national police chief Wilbert Paulissen has named three Russians and one Ukrainian man as murder suspects – five years after the MH17 plane was shot down as it flew over Ukraine. Investigators will issue...

      Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony (video)
      Jun18

      Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony (video)

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian...

      Where do America’s refugees come from? (infographic)
      Jun06

      Where do America’s refugees come from? (infographic)

      Since the federal Refugee Resettlement Program was created in 1980, the United States has welcomed more than three million refugees from all over the world. In recent years, however, intake has declined noticeably amid the Trump administration’s move to limit annual refugee intake to just 30,000. That has had the greatest impact on...

      The countries in range of Iranian ballistic missiles (infographic)
      May17

      The countries in range of Iranian ballistic missiles (infographic)

      As tensions heighten between Washington and Tehran, fears about a military clash in the Persian Gulf are growing. As part of its military arsenal, Iran maintains a sizeable quantity of ballistic missiles. It is also known to have supplied its allies with short-range ballistic missiles, particularly Hezbollah. Since the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war,...

      Panic after blaze rips through Ukraine nuclear power plant reactor
      May01

      Panic after blaze rips through Ukraine nuclear power plant reactor

      There was panic last night after a blaze tore through a Ukrainian nuclear power plant reactor built in the same year as the Chernobyl nuke disaster. Videos show the alarming inferno at Rivne power plant in the ex-Soviet republic as emergency teams battled to bring high flames and toxic black smoke under control. As a result, the nuclear power...

      Russia and NATO cut ties completely
      Apr15

      Russia and NATO cut ties completely

      Russia has stopped all cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said in an interview with state media on Monday. The Western alliance suspended military and civilian cooperation with Russia in the spring of 2014 in response to Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula....

      The very last WWII prisoner of war was found in a Russian mental institution
      Apr14

      The very last WWII prisoner of war was found in a Russian mental institution

      A POW was released from captivity in Russia in 2000. He wasn’t taken prisoner in Afghanistan in the 1980s, Russia’s most recent war at that time. No, he had been held in captivity in a Soviet/Russian psychiatric hospital since World War II. His name was Andras Toma, and he was the last POW of WWII. (Hungarian soldiers in the...

      Ukrainian ambassador’s car attacked outside London embassy (photos)
      Apr13

      Ukrainian ambassador’s car attacked outside London embassy (photos)

      Gunshots have been fired by police following an attack outside the Ukrainian Embassy in west London. The embassy said a motorist deliberately rammed the ambassador’s car outside the building in Holland Park. When police were called, the perpetrator rammed the car a second time, prompting officers to open fire. Witnesses have said at least...