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Ukraine: Chernobyl's radioactive dust protection revealed

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was inaugurated a giant structure built to limit radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986. The Nuclear Power Plant No.4's hanging structure cost EUR 1.5 billion (nearly $ 1.7 billion) building and the whole project cost € 2.2 billion (about $ 2.5 billion). The complex design for securing the …

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"It Could Have Been Any of Us": Disdain for Trump Runs Among Ambassadors

"For me, as a foreigner, it was fascinating," said Mr. Araud, who now looks back at his tenure as French ambassador as a grand political science experiment. “It's what happens when a populist leader takes command in a liberal democracy. These people do not recognize or accept the idea that an ambassador or a bureaucrat could be of any use. …

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London Gatwick Airport interrupts flight operations over ATC issues

Photo: © Gatwick Airport London Gatwick Airport temporarily suspended flight operations due to problems with the airport's ATC tower on Wednesday night. Problem started at 17:00 local time. The closure lasted for almost two hours and caused at least two dozen flights to divert to alternative airports. Gatwick Airport said it was working with ANS, its ATC service provider, to …

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Gatwick Airport flights suspended over flight control question

Image copyright PA Captions The airport stopped all flights at 17:08 BST Flight at Gatwick Airport was canceled for about two hours because of what it says was a problem in its control tower. A total of 25 flights were redirected to other UK airports when the problems started shortly after 17:00 BST. The airport said it had experienced a …

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Storm hits the beach in Italy, sends solar collectors flying debris as freak weather plagues the country

A storm of violent weather across Italy sent beachgoers driving for coverage late Tuesday when a fast-paced storm whipped in heavy winds blowing off beach equipment, tearing down trees and releasing fruit size. Francesco di Giandomenico, a local postman, captured sun bears fleeing from Tortoreto beach in Teramo province on Italy's Adriatic coast. Strong winds are seen away in inflatable …

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Trump's power envoy on British envoy ruthlessly sends notice to allies

He took the glorious course after the cables leaked and his long and distinguished career was crushed by more powerful men seeking political advantage in a drama illustrating both Trump's vanity and great personal power and a weakened Britain's growing dependence on the United States. And Britain's next prime minister Boris Johnson, who wants to unite close ties with Trump, …

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UK Woman Struthers-Gardner Fatally Impaled by Metal Drinking Straw

(Newser)                                          –                                         A coroner is warning people to never fix metal drinking straws in place after the truly horrifying case of an English woman impaled in the eye. Elena Struthers-Gardner died after collapsing on a 10-inch stainless steel she had stuck in a screw-top on a Mason jar-style drinking glass at her home in Poole, Dorset, on Nov. 22, …

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Soviet nuclear sub sank off Norway in 1989 still emitting radiation

OSLO – A Soviet nuclear submarine which sank off Norway in 1989 is still emitting radiation, researchers said on Wednesday following an expedition using a remotely controlled vehicle for the first time. The wreck of the Komsomolets lies on the bottom of the Norwegian Sea at a depth of about 5,577 feet Authorities have been yearly expeditions to monitor radiation …

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Kim Darroch, U.K. Ambassador in the United States resigns after leakage

LONDON – Kim Darroch resigned Wednesday as Britain's ambassador to the United States after leaking his sincere observations about the Trump administration and the subsequent harsh criticism of him and the British government from President Trump. "Since the leak of official documents from this embassy, ​​there has been much speculation about my position and the duration of my remaining mandate …

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Angela Merkel shook for the third time in recent weeks

Media playback not supported on your device Media script Angela Merkel shaken the third time in a month German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been shaking a third time in a month. Video footage shows Mrs. Merkel shaking and shaking back and forth with the Finnish Prime Minister during a ceremony in Berlin. The shaking lasted for one minute. After the …

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