- EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw Updated: May-30-16 12:11 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Commission's president will visit Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU official to go to Russia since it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.
- Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5 Updated: May-29-16 8:44 am
MOSCOW - A fire swept through a private home for the elderly in a Ukrainian village shortly before dawn Sunday, killing 17 people and injuring five others, an emergency official said.
- Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine' president Updated: May-28-16 5:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A former NATO Secretary-General and Danish prime minister has been named an adviser to Ukraine's president.
- Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it Updated: May-27-16 2:29 pm
MOSCOW - Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians wanted.
- Savchenko's return heralds new turmoil in Ukraine Updated: May-26-16 12:03 pm
MOSCOW - After being freed from a Russian jail, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands to emerge as a wild new force in Ukraine's already volatile politics.
- Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks Updated: May-26-16 9:47 am
MOSCOW - The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.
- Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges Updated: May-25-16 3:41 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges.
- The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release Updated: May-25-16 2:00 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):
- Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero Updated: May-25-16 12:03 pm
MOSCOW - When war broke out in eastern Ukraine, pilot Nadezhda Savchenko left her hometown to join the fight against Russia-backed separatists. Nearly two years after she was captured, then tried and convicted in Russia, she returned home to a rapturous welcome in Kiev.
- UN panel against torture cuts short Ukraine visit Updated: May-25-16 11:55 am
GENEVA - A U.N. panel aimed to prevent torture says it's cutting short a trip to Ukraine because security forces aren't granting access to sites that it wants to visit.
- Zenit hires former Shakhtar coach Lucescu on 2-year contract Updated: May-24-16 10:34 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Zenit St. Petersburg says former Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has signed a two-year contract with the Russian club.
- Ukraine: 7 soldiers killed, 9 wounded in eastern clashes Updated: May-24-16 10:01 am
MOSCOW - Ukrainian officials say seven soldiers have been killed over the past day in fighting in eastern Ukraine.
- Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict Updated: May-23-16 8:06 pm
MOSCOW - The Kremlin says that the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine have spoken by telephone about ways to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
- US to maintain Russia sanctions, hopes EU will keep them too Updated: May-23-16 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Washington will maintain economic sanctions against Russia over its support of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea and is hopeful that the European Union will do the same, a senior U.S. official said Monday.
- Lucescu leaves Shakhtar after 12 years with win in cup final Updated: May-21-16 12:53 pm
LVIV, Ukraine - Shakhtar Donetsk won the Ukrainian Cup with a 2-0 victory over Zorya Luhansk on Saturday in the last game for longtime Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu.
- NATO chief: 'Broad agreement' to seek meeting with Russia Updated: May-20-16 9:03 am
BRUSSELS - NATO has reached "broad agreement" to seek another meeting with Russia before NATO leaders meet in Warsaw this July, the alliance's chief said Friday.
- European security group mulls police mission to Ukraine Updated: May-19-16 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is considering sending an armed police mission to help conduct elections in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, if there is agreement on all sides.
- Ukraine rules out Russia-based players for Euro 2016 Updated: May-19-16 1:08 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine has not included any players from Russian clubs in its preliminary squad for the European Championship, in a move likely to continue debate over alleged politically motivated selection.
- Russian performance artist convicted in pro-Ukraine protest Updated: May-19-16 10:48 am
MOSCOW - A Russian performance artist known for his radical, politically charged performances was convicted Thursday of vandalism for a pro-Ukraine protest and sentenced to 16 months in prison.
- US diplomat in Moscow for talks on Ukraine Updated: May-18-16 7:12 am
MOSCOW - A senior U.S. diplomat is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Ukraine.
- UN: Eurovision victory 'makes no difference' for Tatars Updated: May-17-16 8:27 am
GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office says Ukrainian singer Jamala's Eurovision victory "makes no difference on the ground" for Crimean Tatars, who have faced growing persecution since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula in 2014.
- Ukrainian hacker admits plotting to use stolen news releases Updated: May-16-16 1:54 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A Ukrainian hacker pleaded guilty Monday to his role in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make $30 million in profits.
- Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul Updated: May-15-16 9:32 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Crimean Tatars on Sunday celebrated Ukrainian singer Jamala's win at Eurovision with a song that sheds light on their horrific deportations to Central Asia under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin but also hints at their recent treatment under Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Ukraine's Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest Updated: May-14-16 8:34 pm
STOCKHOLM - Ukrainian singer Jamala's melancholic tune about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday, an unusual choice for the kitschy pop fest.
- Australian couple whose 3 children died on MH17 welcome baby Updated: May-13-16 12:03 am
SYDNEY - An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new baby, saying the birth has given them faith that love trumps hate.