Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Ukraine marks 30 th anniversary

Series of events held to commemorate the misfortune, which remains the worst nuclear accident in history Ukraine is marking the 30 th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the disadvantage of the secretive Soviet system. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test…

Hosting refugees now utilizes 9% of foreign aid budgets

Surge in aid from many European countries driven by expenditure on looking after refugees at home, where spending has nearly doubled The amount of foreign aid fund rich nations spend on dealing with the impact of the refugee crisis at home has almost doubled over the past year and now accounts for 9% of all…

Italian officials and German firm face legal action over Saudi arms sales

Human rights groups file grievance challenging arms exportations used in Yemen bombing A rare legal action has been launched against Italian government officials and a major European arms manufacturer over alleged involvement in the aerial bombardment of Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians. A coalition of human rights organisations from Germany, Italy and Yemen…

Russian country Tv warns ‘traitors’ not to settle in England

After Salisbury poisoning, host says there have been too many strange incidents in recent years Russian state television has cautioned “traitors” and Kremlin critics that they should not settle in England because of an increased risk of dying in mysterious circumstances. ” Don’t choice England as a place to live. Whatever the reasons, whether you’re…

UN recurs criticism of Ireland’s ‘cruel and inhumane’ abortion laws

Human rights committee discoveries in favour of Siobhn Whelan, who was denied abortion despite fatal foetal disorder diagnosis The United Nations has again ruled that Irelands abortion laws have subjected a woman to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. It is the second time in 12 months that the UNs human rights committee has denounced the…

Ballet companies must stop wrecking our bodies, advises Russian star

Irina Kolesnikova, who performs at Londons Coliseum in August, says dancers should be nurtured , not pushed to the limits A world-renowned Russian prima ballerina has become the latest starring to condemn ballet companies worldwide for putting their dancers through unnecessarily brutal regimes. Irina Kolesnikova, 35, doyenne of the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, is calling…

Russian spy assault: Trump subsistences UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Germanwings crash report advises changing rules on pilot mental health

( CNN) Days before the one-year anniversary of the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident, the final investigation report uncovers physicians suggested 2 week before the disaster that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz be treated in a psychiatric hospital, French examiners said Sunday. The report suggested changes in patient confidentiality regulations that currently may prevent doctors from reporting pilots’…

Russian snoop attack: Trump supportings UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Doctors warn of codeine dangers after occurrence of acute confusion in daughter, 14

Lack of efficacy and risk of poisoning and craving suggest use of over-the-counter codeine narcotics may be unwarranted, says report Doctors have issued a warning about the use of over-the-counter medications containing codeine following what is believed to be the first published lawsuit of acute disarray in a 14 -year-old girl. The dangers associated with…