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Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:01 AM

All the inhabitants of Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 built just two kilometers from the plant to house its employees, were evacuated the day after the world's worst nuclear disaster

GHOST TOWN. Natalia Shevchuk stands near a radioactive sign on April 23, 2018 in the ghost town of Pripyat, as she is revisiting her childhood home 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Gorbachev warns of 'hot' war as Europe sets new Russia sanctions

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:49 PM

[Russian President Vladimir] Putin seems also to have reasoned that sanctions will stay in place or get worse regardless of what he does a political risk consultancy group notes

GORBACHEV. A man helps former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (front R) to put on a coat prior to a military parade marking the 69th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany in the WWII in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia 09 May 2014.  Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:43 AM

Chancellor Merkel: We can change things for the better – that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall

CELEBRATION. People attend a street party organized by the German government to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in front of the Brandenburg Gate on November 9, 2014 in Berlin. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Celebrations mark 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall

Nov 08, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Germany has kicked off celebrations marking 25 years since the epochal fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 1989

LIGHT INSTALLATION. A general view of the light installation Lichtgrenze (Light border) on the course of the former Berlin wall near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on November 7, 2014. Odd Andersen/AFP

Gorbachev allies feel betrayed by West, 25 years on

Nov 07, 2014 - 6:33 AM

Former top Soviet officials now say 25 years on they feel stabbed in the back by the West

EUPHORIA. A file photo dated 10 November 1989 shows people celebrating the opening of the border between East and West Germany on the Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. Stringer/EPA

Gorbachev to use Berlin Wall festivities to 'defend Putin'

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:51 PM

The former Soviet leader says Washington did Moscow wrong and Putin was the best man for the job of protecting the country s interests

GORBACHEV. A man helps former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (front R) to put on a coat prior to a military parade marking the 69th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany in the WWII in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia 09 May 2014. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Gorbachev hospitalized, 'determined to fight for life'

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:23 AM

Gorbachev: You know my character I am determined to fight for my life

GORBACHEV. A man helps former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (front R) to put on a coat prior to a military parade marking the 69th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany in the WWII in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia 09 May 2014. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Entertainment wRap: Film flops, musical protests

Jul 28, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Box office flops protest through music Jackson trial updates and more entertainment news

ANGSTY FLAMENCO. An age-old form of social protest

Thatcher funeral set April 17 in divided Britain

Apr 10, 2013 - 7:45 AM

UPDATE Downing Street makes the announcement after a meeting between the Thatcher family and Buckingham Palace

Stalin fails to inspire horror in Russia 60 years after death

Mar 03, 2013 - 12:58 PM

In a country where tough and autocratic rulers – from Ivan the Terrible to Nicolas I and arguably right up to Putin himself – remain admired rather than criticized Russia never turned entirely against Stalin

Italian teacher 'kills' celebrities on Twitter

Jan 05, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Fidel Castro Mikhail Gorbachev and Pope Benedict XVI Italian Tommasso Debenedetti has killed them all in fake tweets aimed at exposing shoddy journalism that have earned him global notoriety