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Forest fire hits large section of zone around Chernobyl reactor

KIEV, Ukraine РFire has engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the fire is being brought under control. 85 more words


US Dollar Payments From Crimea Blocked By Western Banks - Media - 28 April 2015

Western banks are reportedly refusing to transfer foreign currency payments from Crimea via the SWIFT transaction system. In December Visa, MasterCard and PayPal stopped providing services to the peninsula. 141 more words


Greece Replaces Finance Minister Varoufakis As Lead In Debt Talks - 28 April 2015

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The Greek government has given Financial Relations Minister Euclid Tsakalotos the lead in negotiating with international creditors. The Syriza-led coalition says the team headed by Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has failed to produce results. 121 more words


Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called “a slow-rolling crisis.” But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence. 490 more words


James Corbett - The Corbett Report - The P2P Economy Goes Mainstream - 28 April 2015

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As we highlighted in a recent podcast, the peer-to-peer economy is transforming us from a society of middlemen (factories, distributors, corporations) into a society of independent producers capable of interacting directly with customers and like-minded communities. 86 more words


Match Reports, 2 hours ago Mominul helps Bangladesh start strongly

Mominul Haque helped Bangladesh make a good start on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan with a fluent 80. Haque, 23, made his 12th … 9 more words


TaxiBots: Self-Driving Cars Could Cut City Traffic By 90% - 28 April 2015

Automated cars may be the next revolutionary step in transport, and could appear within the next decade, according to new research.

The study found that if self-driving… 80 more words