- UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began Updated: Apr-28-16 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday.
- Liverpool suffers late loss to Villarreal in Europa League Updated: Apr-28-16 5:58 pm
MADRID - Liverpool conceded in injury time in losing to Villarreal 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.
- Lawyer: extradition of Ukrainian pilot expected soon Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am
MOSCOW - Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has been given forms to complete for extradition from Russia, one of her lawyers said Thursday.
- Separatists: 5 civilians killed in eastern Ukraine fighting Updated: Apr-27-16 10:07 am
MOSCOW - At least five people including a pregnant woman were killed and more than 10 injured early Wednesday on the front line in eastern Ukraine in the worst civilian loss of life there in months, separatist officials said.
- Memories painful on Chernobyl's 30th anniversary Updated: Apr-26-16 2:08 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful memories.
- Prominent journalist denied work permit in Ukraine Updated: Apr-26-16 11:59 am
MOSCOW - One of the most influential journalists on Ukrainian television was denied a work permit on Tuesday, authorities said.
- Court in Russia-annexed Crimea bans Tatar assembly Updated: Apr-26-16 11:18 am
MOSCOW - The Supreme Court in the Russia-annexed peninsula Crimea on Tuesday banned a Crimean Tatar group in the latest step to marginalize the minority.
- Armed Services chief lays out risky strategy for budget hike Updated: Apr-25-16 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Seeking to halt an erosion of the U.S. military's combat readiness, a senior House Republican unveiled legislation Monday that would boost the defense budget by billions of dollars to pay for additional ships, jet fighters, helicopters and more.
- US flies F-22s to Romania as show of strength to Russia Updated: Apr-25-16 11:16 am
CONSTANTA, Romania - The U.S. Air Force on Monday flew in two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Romania as a show of strength to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine.
- A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers Updated: Apr-25-16 10:10 am
CHERNOBYL, Ukraine - Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world's worst nuclear accident, the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986:
- AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk Updated: Apr-25-16 5:14 am
GUBAREVICHI, Belarus - On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation's food safety limits.
- Decades after Chernobyl, another chance for a Paralympian Updated: Apr-25-16 2:05 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - There was no stuffed animal to hug. Constant hunger pains. Hope a mom would show up and rescue her.
- 3 people killed in eastern Ukraine amid renewed fighting Updated: Apr-24-16 6:26 am
MOSCOW - The Ukrainian government says three troops have been killed in the volatile eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours.
- AP Exclusive: Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chernobyl Updated: Apr-22-16 10:47 am
ZALYSHANY, Ukraine - Viktoria Vetrova knows the risk her four children take in drinking milk from the family's two cows and eating dried mushrooms and berries from the forest.
- Looking back: 30 years of photographing Chernobyl Updated: Apr-21-16 10:18 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Efrem Lukatsky, a Kiev-based photographer for The Associated Press, recalls the confusion and anxiety of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, the world's worst nuclear accident.
- Ukraine president: Sanctions against Russia must remain Updated: Apr-21-16 7:14 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Ukraine's president says sanctions against Russia must stay in place as long as hostilities in eastern Ukraine still continue.
- NATO, Russia meeting fails to bridge differences Updated: Apr-20-16 12:27 pm
BRUSSELS - The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in nearly two years ran over schedule Wednesday but failed to do much to improve relations between Moscow and the U.S.-led alliance, at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.
- 30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl's traces Updated: Apr-20-16 11:58 am
CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine - Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future.
- Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies Updated: Apr-20-16 10:13 am
MOSCOW - The Ukrainian government has appointed two Western-educated executives to lead the country's two key state-owned companies.
- EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians Updated: Apr-20-16 7:48 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive wants to grant Ukraine citizens visa-free travel for up to 90 days in the 28-nation bloc, rewarding the east European nation for judicial and security reform.
- Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions Updated: Apr-20-16 7:41 am
PARIS - Austria's president says he believes the sanctions imposed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea could be relaxed next year if there is progress in peace talks between Moscow and Kiev.
- Pope recalls Chernobyl and 'forgotten' conflict in Ukraine Updated: Apr-20-16 7:36 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the "forgotten" armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.
- Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says Updated: Apr-19-16 4:23 pm
MOSCOW - Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine.
- Journalist faces charges in Russian-occupied Crimea Updated: Apr-19-16 9:44 am
MOSCOW - Security services are pressing charges against a Crimean journalist for allegedly undermining Russia's territorial integrity, which could put him in prison for five years, prosecutors in Russian-occupied Crimea said on Tuesday.
- Obama-Putin discuss need to implement Ukraine peace deal Updated: Apr-18-16 3:26 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have spoken by telephone, and the White House says they spent much of the call discussing Ukraine, with Obama urging Putin to abide by a 2015 agreement aimed at ending the conflict.