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How can I visit Chernobyl, and is it safe?

Can there be a more unlikely location for visitors than the corner of Ukraine that was the site of one of the most notorious and disturbing incidents ever to cast a shadow across our planet? Cast your mind back, if you will – and if you are of a suitable age to remember – to the bleakness of the …

‘Fallout 4’ Mods Are Coming To Consoles Soon, And This Is How They’re Going To Work

The ability to create your own mods has been a standard feature of PC RPGs and open-world games forever, but that freedom has almost never extended to console games. That ends with <i>Fallout 4</i>, which is bringing the crazy world of PC mods to the Xbox One and PS4. But wait, how’s this all going to …

What caused the disaster

The accident occurred during an experiment to test a way of cooling the core of the reactor in an emergency situation. The test was incorporated into …

The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of the <i>Atlantic</i> , President Obama laid out key elements of his approach to foreign policy. There is much in it …

In Ukraine a War Rages on, and America Should Care

On March 13, Ukrainian military outposts were attacked 71 times by Russian backed militants in the fiercely contested Eastern region of Ukraine.<p>While this battle between Russia and Ukraine rages on, the headlines have slowed to a trickle. With all the other major conflicts and crisis in the world, …

Watch: Russian Fighter Plane Gets Really Close to US Navy Ship

The U.S. Department of Defense said that Russian warplanes have made several passes near a U.S. warship in the Black Sea.<p>According to the BBC, …

'Russia will be free!' Thousands march on Moscow to honour slain opposition leader

Last Feb. 27, Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of the Kremlin, was shot to death as he walked home. Now, demonstrators silently paid their respects, defied police and called for Vladimir Putin's removal from office<p>Flowers, flags and a placard, which were placed in memory of Russian opposition …

PC gaming's future rides on these 10 unreleased titles

10 unreleased PC games<p>The future of the PC will be defined by ever-evolving technology that ranges from faster video cards to virtual reality …

Girlfriend Of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Says She Didn't See His Killer

Boris Nemtsov, one of the loudest critics of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead just outside the Kremlin on Friday.<p>Anna Duritskaya, a model from Ukraine, was visibly upset during an interview with Russian media outlet Dozhd, Reuters reported. She said that she did not wish to speak about what …

Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a ceasefire holds.<p>Government troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east began towing artillery away from the front …

Samsung's new curved Galaxy phone may cost more than $1,000

Speaking with an unnamed source at one of Samsung's mobile carrier partners in Europe, Ars Technica says the most expensive version of the curved S6, with 128GB of storage, could cost €1,049 ($1,189).<p>The mid-tier 64GB version of the Galaxy S6 is expected to sell for €949 ($1,076).<p>The non-curved …

Mobile Technology

Putin’s Secret Ukraine Plan ‘Leaked’

Publication of a leaked secret planning document raises questions about when and how Russia’s president might have planned the takeover of eastern …

This Is The Best Xbox One Deal I've Seen Yet

If you’re still on the fence about taking the plunge for either an Xbox One or a PS4, this might be a good time to do it. Amazon is offering a pretty impressive bundle for Microsoft’s console: for $349, you get an Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s: Black Flag, Wolfenstein: The New Order …

Ukraine 'will not withdraw heavy artillery from the front line'

The decision by Kiev comes after two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 10 wounded over a 24 hour period on Sunday and Monday<p><b>Ukraine</b> will not withdraw heavy artillery from the front line as <b>required under a peace agreement</b> because of continued fighting, officials said on Monday.<p>The decision to keep …

A community of gamers is rallying around an 11-year-old who was victimized by a troll that hijacked his controller and deleted his data

Bungie, the creator of one of the biggest video games of last year in "Destiny," shared a video in a Thursday blog post that showed an 11-year-old player getting taken advantage of by another online gamer.<p>In the video, which is posted below, the 11-year-old "Destiny" player had one of his friends …

Internet

Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For U.N. Peacekeepers

Trying to salvage a cease-fire that has not stopped the fighting in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia held a conference call Thursday in which they called for full implementation of the truce's terms.<p>Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers …

RT Host Who Criticized Russia's Ukraine Invasion Is Leaving The Network

Abby Martin says "Breaking the Set" is coming to an end.<p>Abby Martin, the RT America host who made headlines last year for publicly criticizing Russia's takeover of Crimea, is leaving the network, she said in a blog post.<p>Martin wrote that her show "Breaking the Set" on the Russian government-funded …

US Army Talks Tanks as Russia's Hit Ukraine

WASHINGTON — In a force that strives to be lighter, more flexible and expeditionary, one might assume heavy armor had fallen out of vogue for the US …

Ukraine crisis: Fifa in uncomfortable position over 2018 Russia World Cup

We are in a position of sending a World Cup to country that is helping to destroy European Championship host. The 2018 World Cup is effectively at war with Euro 2012<p>The Kremlin loves a diversion, so nothing could please Russia more than the global howling about heat and corruption in Qatar. But …

Russia

Hungarians march in protest against Vladimir Putin visit

Critics say visit of Russian president to one of few remaining allies in Europe is a "failure for Hungary"<p>Protesters took to the streets of Budapest on Monday night to voice their anger over the visit of Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, that has stirred controversy in the Central European …

Can Russia Survive After Ukraine?

While fighting raged in Ukraine a conference brought together economists, politicians and journalists to debate the war’s causes and question …

Moscow commentator: Putin has no interest in peace in Ukraine now or ever

<i>Igor Eidman</i><p>Vladimir Putin may organize short-lived ceasefires for various reasons, few of which have anything to do with Ukraine, but with regard to …

Ukraine ceasefire slows – but does not stop – war in the east

Ukraine peace plan 'generally' observed, but not in the 'hot spot' town of Debaltseve, where rebels claim ceasefire 'does not apply'<p>Shelling resumed around the contested <b>Ukrainian</b> town of Debaltseve on Sunday, shattering a delicate truce less than 12 hours into a nominal ceasefire brokered in Minsk …

Russia's aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West

But on February 12th, after all-night talks, they were put away. "No good news," said Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's president. Instead there will be a ceasefire from February 15th. A tentative agreement has been reached to withdraw heavy weaponry.<p>But Russia looks sure to be able to keep open its …

Russia

Putin: Will he go nuclear?

The Ukraine crisis has turned into a potentially apocalyptic nuclear stand-off as President Vladimir Putin primes Russia for conflict with the West. But how scared should we really be?<p>Earlier this month, as fighting raged in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and forces loyal to the …

Ukraine crisis: fierce fighting as ceasefire deadline approaches

Debaltseve laid waste by Russian separatists hours before midnight peace plan due to begin at midnight<p>Fierce fighting gripped eastern Ukraine on Saturday night as both sides made desperate grabs for territory in the hours before a midnight ceasefire was due to begin.<p>The strategically important town …

Ukraine peace deal 'in great danger', Petro Poroshenko says

Petro Poroshenko warns that a peace deal signed with Vladimir Putin was already being undermined by fighting raging in east Ukraine hours before a Saturday deadline, as the US releases satellite images it says shows Russia still deploying heavy arms<p>Fighting has raged on in <b>Ukraine</b>, throwing doubts …

Battered Ukraine airport is the war prize everyone wants

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed to new cease-fire in eastern Ukraine after 16 hours of negotiation …

Putin is close to victory in eastern Ukraine

Kiev is in a desperate position on the eve of peace talks in Minsk, Belarus<p>As Western heads of state gathered to <b>debate world peace at the Munich Security Conference</b> at the weekend, Vladimir Putin was boarding a plane to the Black Sea resort of Sochi to watch an ice dancing show.<p>Russia’s president …