Nasty NATO and resentful Russia | Europe | DW.COM | 03.04.2016

RUSSIANasty NATO and resentful RussiaRussia says the West is spreading nasty stories about it and that its damaging relations between the two sides, but is there any basis to them? Fiona Clark takes a look. Russians have been speaking in a conciliatory tone recently. Take Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s article published a few weeks ago in the magazine “Russia and Global Affairs.””We are not seeking confrontation with the United States, or the European Union, or NATO. On the contrary, Russia is open to the widest possible cooperation with its Western partners,” he wrote.He argued Russia was misunderstood and still viewed in the now obsolete pre-WWII view of a totalitarian aggressor.”The notion of the ‘clash of two totalitarianisms,’ which is now actively inculcated in European minds, including at schools, is groundless and immoral. The Soviet Union, for all its evils, never aimed to destroy entire nations.”

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Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia kills two, injures 35 | Reuters

EDITION:U.S. SIGN INREGISTERHOMEBUSINESSMARKETSWORLDPOLITICSTECHOPINIONBREAKINGVIEWSMONEYLIFEPICTURESVIDEOWorld | Sun Apr 3, 2016 12:53pm EDT Related: U.S.Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia kills two, injures 35CHESTER, PA. | BY DAN KELLEYAn Amtrak train locomotive partly derailed when it struck a backhoe south of Philadelphia on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 35, officials said.Amtrak, the U.S. passenger train company, suspended service between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. It lifted a previous suspension of service between Philadelphia and New York.Amtrak Train 89 bound for Savannah, Georgia, from New York with 341 passengers and seven crew aboard struck a vehicle on the tracks, Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas said. Amtrak said the vehicle was a backhoe.

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Amtrak crash: two dead and dozens injured after train derails near Philadelphia | Business | The Guardian

Amtrak crash: two dead and dozens injured after train derails near PhiladelphiaTwo dead were not on train; approximately 31 passengers injuredCrash caused by construction gear on track in Chester, Amtrak says A man observes the crash site of Amtrak Palmetto train 89 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty ImagesAssociated Press in Chester, PennsylvaniaSunday 3 April 2016 12.58 EDTShare on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+Shares37 Save for laterTwo people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a backhoe just south of Philadelphia on Sunday. The train struck the construction equipment at around 8am, causing a derailment. Dozens of injuries were also reported.

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