New Ukrainian President Zelenskiy visits eastern war zone

World 05/27/19, 14:33

Ukraine's new president has visited military positions in the country's east, where the army has been fighting Russia-backed separatists for five years.Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who was inaugurated a week ago , went to two positions Monday in the Luhansk region, according ...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

Europe 05/26/19, 01:55

Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric.Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former ...

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday

Europe 05/16/19, 14:13

Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe.The festivities were dampened somewhat by Russia's continued threat to pull out of the ...

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

America 05/02/19, 14:23

The crisis in Venezuela has been thrust to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the United States and Russia, with both sides entrenched in diametrically opposed positions from which they are unwilling to retreat. Russia's support for embattled ...

Putin raises possibility of meeting Ukraine leader

Europe 04/27/19, 05:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the possibility of meeting Ukraine's president-elect in a sign Moscow might want to improve relations that soured after its 2014 annexation of Crimea.Putin said Saturday if they meet, he and Volodymyr Zelenskiy should discuss ...

Leaders of Russia, Estonia sit down for talks

Europe 04/18/19, 07:31

The presidents of Russia and Estonia have sat down for talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade.Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid arrived in Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin.Putin told Kaljulaid in ...

Russia puppet rumors, dubious donors plague German far right

Europe 04/07/19, 10:34

A series of potential scandals is plaguing the far-right Alternative for Germany party, overshadowing the launch of its campaign for next month's elections for the European Union's legislature.Germany's biggest opposition party, which swept into the national parliament two years ago ...

Ukraine: President claims tycoon backed rivals for revenge

Europe 03/28/19, 15:07

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his two top election rivals are backed by a self-exiled tycoon who wants revenge for the nationalization of his bank.Poroshenko said at a rally in the city of Lviv on Thursday that billionaire businessman Ihor ...

Unified cruiserweight champ Usyk moves to heavyweight

Sports 03/28/19, 07:32

The undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, is finally moving up to heavyweight.The Ukrainian fighter said he's vacated the WBA cruiserweight title rather than fight challenger Denis Lebedev, in a video statement on the WBA's Instagram feed Thursday."That fight will ...

What’s at stake in Ukraine’s presidential election

Europe 03/28/19, 02:26

Awash in corruption, plagued by a war with Russia-backed separatists, reliant on international institutions for billions of dollars in aid, Ukraine presents stern challenges for its next president.Sunday's election, which will require a second round if none of the 39 ...

Ukrainian workers, seeing little hope at home, head abroad

Europe 03/25/19, 02:32

As Ukrainians get ready for a presidential election on Sunday, millions have already voted with their feet to leave a nation mired in corruption and inequality.With Russia in control of Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and backing separatists fighting ...

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

Europe 03/21/19, 09:19

Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news ...

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

Europe 03/18/19, 06:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin is marking the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula.Putin on Monday attended the launch of new power plants in Crimea, part of Moscow's efforts to upgrade the ...

NATO, EU condemn Russia’s 2014 seizure of Crimea

Europe 03/18/19, 06:39

NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory.NATO allies said in a statement Monday that "we strongly condemn this act, which we do not and ...

Ukraine candidate urges talks to end conflict in east

Europe 03/01/19, 10:51

A comedian leading Ukraine's presidential race says the country needs to negotiate with Russia to put an end to fighting in the east.Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV series, has surged ahead of incumbent Petro ...

Protesters in Ukraine call for president’s impeachment

Europe 02/28/19, 11:16

Several hundred people have marched across the Ukrainian capital calling for the impeachment of the country's president.President Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking re-election in a March 31 vote, has come under fire over a journalistic investigation that implicated one of ...

Ukraine drops out of Eurovision after spat with singer

Entertainment 02/27/19, 13:50

Ukraine has pulled out of this year's Eurovision song contest following a politically-tinged dispute between the singer who won the national competition and the country's national public broadcaster.Anna Korsun, who performs under the stage name Maruv, won the national finals ...

End of content

No more pages to load