Europe

26.04.2015 Greenpeace International

Chernobyl, 29 years on: a race against time

Chernobyl, 29 years on: a race against time

Today, 26 April 2015, marks the 29th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in world history – the Chernobyl catastrophe. And unfortunately, preventing further major releases of radioactivity into the environment seems to be a race against time. As a new Greenpeace report detailing the efforts at the … »

25.04.2015 Pressenza London

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

By John Hilary 21 April 2015 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS This week sees the start of the ninth round of talks towards the infamous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US treaty that is widely seen as one of the greatest threats … »

24.04.2015 PressTV

Pentagon: US has no troops in eastern Ukraine

Pentagon: US has no troops in eastern Ukraine

The Pentagon has rejected an assertion by Russia that that US troops were training Ukrainian forces in the eastern Ukraine. “This is a ridiculous attempt to shift the focus away from what is actually happening in eastern Ukraine,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez told reporters on Thursday. Lainez made the remarks … »

24.04.2015 PressTV

US presence in Ukraine in breach of Minsk accord: Russia

US presence in Ukraine in breach of Minsk accord: Russia

The presence of US paratroops in Ukraine to train government forces is in violation of the Minsk agreement on the Kiev side, Russia’s foreign minister says. Sergei Lavrov made the remarks during a phone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Lavrov … »

20.04.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Dying for Europe

Dying for Europe

Human Wrongs Watch According to latest estimates, around 700 human beings would have lost their lives trying to reach European coasts. The tragedy, which occurred overnight (18 to 19 April) comes just days after a similar maritime incident took another 400 lives. Some 1600 people would have died already this year … »

16.04.2015 Pressenza London

UK Elections: non-dom tax avoiders

UK Elections: non-dom tax avoiders

By Peter Dombi for Our Broken System This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in … »

16.04.2015 Prensa Latina

Constituent alternative to monarchy proposed in Spain

Constituent alternative to monarchy proposed in Spain

The State Republican Board, made up of more than 50 Spanish organizations, on Wednesday demanded a republican model for the country as a way to counter the problems affecting society. In a statement published on the 84th anniversary of the 2nd Republic, overthrown by a coup d’état staged by Francisco … »

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