Putin spokesman’s daughter interning at EU Parliament

Europe 02/26/19, 09:45

The daughter of the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has secured an intern's job at the European Union's legislature at a time of increasing political confrontation between the EU and Russia.Right-wing French lawmaker Aymeric Chauprade on Tuesday defended his decision to hire Elizaveta Peskova, the daughter of Dmitry Peskov, ...

Ukrainian president vows to push for EU, NATO membership

Europe 02/09/19, 09:10

Ukraine's president says the nation needs to join the European Union and NATO to protect itself from Russia's expansionist actions.President Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking a second five-year term in the March 31 vote, accused Russia on Saturday of planning to meddle in the election. He described the election as ...

Ukraine has 44 presidential candidates in all-time record

Europe 02/08/19, 11:27

Ukraine's election officials say they have registered 44 presidential contenders — an all-time record for the nation.The latest polls show that comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV series, has surged ahead of both incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and the ex-prime minister in the run-up ...

Ukraine’s exiled ex-president warns of possible vote rigging

Europe 02/06/19, 09:06

Ukraine's exiled former president, who was found guilty of fueling a deadly separatist conflict in the east, is warning of possible vote rigging in the country's upcoming presidential election.Ukrainians will vote March 31 to elect a new president. Former President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014 following months ...

Comedian takes lead in Ukraine presidential race, polls show

Europe 01/31/19, 13:04

A comedian has taken the lead in Ukraine's presidential race, according to the latest polls.A poll by the Razumkov Center shows comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played the president in a popular TV series, surging ahead of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.The poll of 6,000 released ...

Moscow courts extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen

World 01/15/19, 08:22

A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight out of 24 Ukrainian seamen captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea.Three Ukrainian vessels and their crews were fired at and captured by the Russians in November, triggering a showdown between Russia and Ukraine in a conflict that has ...

Russian space agency bemoans head’s canceled US trip

Politics 01/06/19, 09:22

Russia's space agency is complaining that the invitation for its head to visit the U.S. has been cancelled without informing the organization. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told The Washington Post in a story Saturday that he has rescinded the invitation to Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin after several senators raised complaints. Rogozin is ...

Germany, France press Russia to free Ukrainian sailors

Europe 12/28/18, 07:20

The leaders of Germany and France are pressing Russia to release Ukrainian sailors captured over a month ago in time for the new year and Orthodox Christmas. In a joint statement Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron also vowed to keep up pressure to implement a 2015 ...

Ukraine’s leader orders Orthodox Church to change its name

Europe 12/22/18, 09:39

Ukraine's president has signed a bill that orders the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to change its name to reflect its ties to Moscow.The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian Orthodox Church for centuries, but some Ukrainian orthodox clerics, with government support, have moved to set up a separate independent ...

Orthodox believers rally to protest Ukraine parliament vote

Europe 12/20/18, 10:59

About 1,000 Orthodox believers have rallied outside Ukraine's parliament to protest its demand that they change their church's name to reflect its ties to Moscow.The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian Orthodox Church for centuries, but a bitter tug-of-war following Russia's annexation of Crimea has encouraged moves toward ...

NATO toils to keep Russia out of Ukraine, in missile treaty

Europe 12/04/18, 06:41

Russia takes center-stage at NATO Tuesday as allied foreign ministers meet to debate ways to dissuade Moscow from destabilizing Ukraine and encourage it to respect a landmark Cold-war era nuclear treaty.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his NATO partners will hold talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin as ...

Update: Ukraine seeks NATO support over Russia standoff

World 12/04/18, 04:18

The Latest on the tensions between Russia and Ukraine(all times local):11:15 a.m.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. NATO foreign ministers meet for a two-day session beginning on Tuesday, to discuss among other issues, tensions between Russia and ...

Border village grinds to a halt amid Ukraine-Russia tensions

Europe 12/02/18, 09:31

On the map, Chertkovo and Melove is one village, crossed by railroad tracks and a main road called the Friendship of Peoples Street. That slogan still rings true for many locals, but is being sorely tested by the animosity between their two nations, Russia and Ukraine.On the streets, villagers speak ...

Ukraine urges German naval presence in the Black Sea

Europe 12/02/18, 05:48

Ukraine's leader has called on Germany and its allies to boost their naval presence in the Black Sea to deter Russia from further aggression in the region.A view of the 1000-year old Monastery of Caves in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The Ukrainian intelligence agency is searching the home ...

Update: Ukraine bars entry to Russian men from 16 to 60

Europe 11/30/18, 02:52

The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local):10:50 a.m.Ukraine's president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country.Ukrainian soldiers drive APCs near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Ukraine put its military forces on high ...

Captured Ukrainian naval commanders transferred to Moscow

World 11/30/18, 02:31

A Russian government-appointed ombudswoman says the three commanders of the Ukrainian vessels captured near the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula last weekend are being transferred to Moscow.Ukrainian fighter jets fly during military exercise near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Ukraine put its military forces on ...

Update: Ukraine says ships were in international waters

Europe 11/28/18, 04:37

The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):12:30 p.m.On Sunday near Crimea, Russian border guards rammed into and opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels traveling from the Black Sea toward a Ukrainian port.Ukraine has released what it says is the exact location near Crimea where ...

Russia to deploy more anti-aircraft missiles in Crimea

Europe 11/28/18, 02:21

A military official says Russia will boost the defense of the occupied Crimean peninsula with more anti-aircraft missiles.Ukrainian national guard soldiers and a police officer stop a car to check documents at the checkpoint near the city of Mariupol, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. ...

Update: Russia releases video of Ukrainian crewmembers

World 11/27/18, 03:25

The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local):11:20 a.m.Russia's main intelligence agency has released a video of three crewmembers of the Ukrainian vessels that were seized on Sunday.The FSB put out the video on Tuesday, showing interviews with three seamen, all of whom confirmed that they violated ...

Putin ‘concerned’ about Ukraine after confrontation

Europe 11/27/18, 02:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the German chancellor that he is "seriously concerned" about the weekend's escalation near Crimea and developments in Ukraine.Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. Ukraine on Monday announced martial law in parts ...

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