After 32 years and the worst nuclear disaster of all time, the area around Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant is showing signs of life and industry. Faith Lapidus has details about the projects that are lighting up Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone.
The United Nations has added reggae music to its list of International Cultural Treasures worthy of protection and promotion. Perfume-making in a southern French city and a religious tradition in Mexico are among traditions that have joined the list of UNESCO'S Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
Ukraine's parliament approved an executive order signed by President Petro Poroshenko that imposed martial law in parts of the country, in response to Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew members off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea Nov. 25. Here is an explanation of what that means.