• NBC Oct 31, 2019

    Kiev Zoo Animals Feast on Halloween Treats

    Kiev Zoo in Ukraine is treating their animals to special Halloween treats, including pumpkins filled with a variety of vegetables and nuts.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 7, 2019

    Sources: Trump Allies Pressed Ukraine Over Gas Firm

    As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying...

  • China Jun 21, 2019

    India Uses Yoga Diplomacy to Assert Rising Global Influence

    If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Since then, just as China under President Xi Jinping has given countries pandas for their zoos in a show of goodwill, Modi has used one of India’s most...

  • President May 25, 2019

    UN Court: Russia Must Free 3 Detained Ukraine Ships, Sailors

    A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels it captured in November and free the 24 sailors it detained. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its order at its Hamburg headquarters following a hearing earlier this month. Russia stayed away from both the hearing and Saturday’s session. Ukraine’s new...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 23, 2019

    Fact Check: A Look at Trump's Fox News Interview

    President Donald Trump, in a lengthy interview on Fox News, made several statements that were false, misleading or not supported by the evidence: Trump claimed Joe Biden, as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who “was after his son,” Hunter Biden. There’s no evidence that Biden was under investigation, although he was a board member for a company...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 11, 2019

    Trump Lawyer Giuliani Threatens, Then Abandons, Ukraine Trip

    Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hopes could benefit Trump politically, saying it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a U.S. election. But lawyer Rudy Giuliani has scrapped plans to visit Ukraine, citing concerns about who he would be dealing with there. “I’ve decided...

  • Facebook Apr 1, 2019

    Comedian Leads Ukraine Presidential Vote, Runoff in 3 Weeks

    Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The strong showing of Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Sunday’s voting appeared to reflect Ukrainians’ desire for new blood...

  • President Jan 6, 2019

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church Breaks Away From Russian Influence

    An independent Ukrainian Orthodox church was created at a signing ceremony in Turkey on Saturday, formalizing a split with the Russian church it had been tied to since 1686. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, signed the “Tomos” in Istanbul in front of clerics and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, forming the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It forces Ukrainian clerics...

  • guard Nov 30, 2018

    Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males, Upping Ante in Conflict

    Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fired on three Ukrainian vessels near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed...

  • Germany Nov 29, 2018

    Ukraine Urges NATO to Deploy Ships in Dispute With Russia

    The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen tensions between the two countries following a weekend confrontation in the waters off the Crimean Peninsula. U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he was canceling a planned meeting with Russian...

  • Germany Nov 27, 2018

    Russia Starts Prosecuting Ukrainians After Sea Clash

    Russia on Tuesday began prosecuting the crew of Ukrainian navy vessels captured over the weekend in a confrontation off Crimea, putting some of the seamen on camera, where they confessed to intruding into Russian waters. Ukraine demanded that Russia stop using “psychological and physical pressure” on the sailors, as tensions between the two neighbors escalated. Ukraine’s top diplomat called the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 27, 2018

    After Dispute With Russia, Ukraine to Impose Martial Law

    Ukraine’s parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in parts of the country to fight what its president called “growing aggression” from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors. Western leaders and diplomats urged both sides to de-escalate the conflict,...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 26, 2018

    Russia Fires on Ukrainian Vessels in Black Sea; 2 Wounded

    Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the Ukrainian navy said. Russia blamed Ukraine for provoking the incident, which sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two countries since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014,...

  • head Aug 27, 2018

    Unholy Hackers: Orthodox Clergy Targeted by Russian Spies

    The Russian hackers indicted by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of some of the world’s most senior Christian Orthodox figures, The Associated Press has found, illustrating the high stakes as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine. The targets included top aides to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I,...

  • NBC Aug 9, 2018

    23 French Bulldog Puppies Rescued, Brought to Chicago for Help

    Twenty-three French bulldog puppies found crammed inside a hot moving truck in Texas have been rescued and brought to Chicago for treatment .

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 26, 2018

    Trump Delays Proposed Putin Meeting Until 2019

    The Trump administration on Wednesday sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia, putting off a proposed second summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and declaring the U.S. will never recognize Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

  • head May 31, 2018

    ‘I'm Alive': Russian Reporter Arkady Babchenko, Ukraine Police Faked Killing

    To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said he had been assassinated. Authorities said his death had been staged to foil a plot on his life by Moscow’s security services and one arrest was made. Russia denounced the...

  • head May 30, 2018

    Update: Ukraine-Journalist Killed Story

    UPDATE: Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive. The Ukrainian Security Service told a news conference on Wednesday the agency faked Babchenko’s death to catch those who were trying to kill him. Read the story here.

  • Department of Justice Mar 20, 2018

    Manafort Indictment Sparks Hunt for Europeans Paid to Lobby

    A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The U.S. indictment handed up Friday by a grand jury doesn’t name the European politicians who were paid, although it notes they worked in coordination...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 2, 2017

    Hit List Exposes Russian Hacking Beyond US Elections

    The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press. The list provides the most detailed forensic evidence yet of the...

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