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      Chernobyl fears resurface as river dredging begins in exclusion zone
      Dec23

      Chernobyl fears resurface as river dredging begins in exclusion zone

      Scientists warn of threat of nuclear contamination from work on giant E40 waterway linking Baltic to the Black Sea in our series Biodiversity: what happened next?The river running past the Chernobyl nuclear reactor is being dredged to create an inland shipping route, potentially resurfacing radioactive sludge from the 1986 disaster that could...

      Putin’s aggressive policies show sign of a worried regime
      Dec17

      Putin’s aggressive policies show sign of a worried regime

      Analysis: Amid constitutional changes and Navalny poisoning, Russian president strives to maintain powerFor a man who has spent much of 2020 in social isolation, it has been a busy year for Vladimir Putin. He changed the constitution to allow himself to stay in power until 2036; acted to retain influence over his “near abroad” as protests erupted...

      Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance
      Nov24

      Fall of a Kingdom review – dull trudge through war and romance

      Bear attacks and marauding hordes can’t rescue this dismal attempt to conjure up an epic medieval adventureSay what you like about the artistic integrity of Game of Thrones, but at least it never skimped on the saucy stuff. Fall of a Kingdom pitches itself as “Game of Thrones meets Braveheart”, but lacks the redeeming feature that united...

      UK willing to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons, says president’s aide
      Oct09

      UK willing to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons, says president’s aide

      Andriy Yermak says unrest in Belarus means his country needs to strengthen defencesThe UK is willing to provide a large lethal weapons contract to Ukraine and a £1bn loan to help Ukraine’s navy build new ships capable of use in the Black Sea, according to a senior aide to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky.Andriy Yermak, the...

      American woman working at embassy in Ukraine killed while jogging in Kyiv
      Sep30

      American woman working at embassy in Ukraine killed while jogging in Kyiv

      Woman had non-diplomatic job at embassy, source saysPolice looking for tall, dark-haired man aged about 30An American woman working for the US embassy in Kyiv has been killed in an apparent attack while she was jogging in the Ukrainian capital.A police statement said the victim was found unconscious from a head injury by railway tracks near...

      Trump interrupts Biden’s tribute to late son to raise unfounded accusations – video
      Sep30

      Trump interrupts Biden’s tribute to late son to raise unfounded accusations – video

      Joe Biden was interrupted while paying tribute to his son Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015, during the first presidential debate against Donald Trump.The former vice-president brought up Beau, the former attorney general of Delaware who served in the army, to highlight Trump’s reported criticism of military members as ‘losers’....

      ‘Terrible tragedy’: Ukraine air force plane crash kills at least 22
      Sep26

      ‘Terrible tragedy’: Ukraine air force plane crash kills at least 22

      Most of those killed in the crash near Kharkiv were military cadets, officials sayAt least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said.Deputy interior minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the...

      Hunter Biden’s Ukraine ties ‘awkward’ but impact on US policy unclear, report finds
      Sep23

      Hunter Biden’s Ukraine ties ‘awkward’ but impact on US policy unclear, report finds

      Republicans call Joe Biden’s son’s board role ‘problematic’Biden campaign paints report as effort to damage DemocratsTwo Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report on Wednesday, alleging the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a...

      Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over Covid fears
      Sep18

      Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over Covid fears

      Two thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews held at Belarus border after warnings not to travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews are being blocked by armed guards from entering Ukraine for an annual pilgrimage to a rabbi’s grave, creating a makeshift camp at the country’s border with...

      House Democrats launch contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo
      Aug28

      House Democrats launch contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo

      Committee says secretary of state has refused to comply with subpoenas for documents connected to Ukraine scandalCongressional Democrats have launched contempt proceedings against Mike Pompeo for his refusal to comply with subpoenas for documents connected to the Ukraine scandal that led to Donald Trump’s impeachment.The move is the...