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Stories with place: Ukraine
  • Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.

  • Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:35 am

    NEW YORK - An exhibition of Ukrainian folk art inspired by an ancient ornamental painting tradition of home exteriors and interiors in central Ukraine is on view in New York City.

  • Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:59 am

    NEW YORK - An exhibition of Ukrainian folk art inspired by an ancient ornamental painting tradition of home exteriors and interiors in central Ukraine is on view in New York City.

  • Reports: Ukraine bans Depardieu for 5 years 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:47 pm

    MOSCOW - Local news reports say Ukraine has banned actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:16 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:38 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • Ukraine's richest man warns of aid blockade in the east 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 4:19 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The biggest supplier of aid to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine says its mission could fold in two days' time if rebels continue to block its convoys.

  • Ukraine claims Russian officer detained 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 10:50 am

    MOSCOW - Ukraine's border guards service says it has detained a Russian officer who was driving a truck packed with weapons including rocket-propelled grenades.

  • The Latest: Conte says facing Spain 'very stimulating' 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:51 pm

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The latest on Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

  • Ukraine's new police on charm offensive in Kiev story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:02 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of no use on a complaint - or worse, would demand a bribe.

  • Ukraine's justice ministry bars Communists from elections 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 8:10 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's justice ministry has barred three Communist parties from running in the upcoming local elections, citing recent legislation.

  • Ukrainian bus crash in Poland kills 5, injures 25 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:19 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish police say that a bus traveling from Ukraine to Warsaw has crashed, killing five people and injuring more than two dozen others.

  • Volunteer named governor in eastern Ukraine 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:31 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change.

  • Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers rally against govt story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 3:16 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers were rallying in Kiev on Tuesday to protest against government policies in the wake of a deadly stand-off between radical nationalists and police in the country's west.

  • Crimean filmmaker pleads not guilty in terrorism trial 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:01 am

    MOSCOW - A Ukrainian filmmaker who has been in jail for more than a year on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism.

  • Russian ex-PM's daughter under fire for leaving for Ukraine 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 8:16 am

    MOSCOW - The daughter of a former Russian prime minister has accepted the job of deputy governor in a Ukrainian region, a decision that has sparked criticism in both Russia and Ukraine.

  • Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 7:19 am

    NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers.

  • Dutch, Ukrainians, Australians mark year since MH17 downing story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 11:43 am

    NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands - Her voice cracking with emotion, Asmaa Aljuned delivered a parting message Friday that her late husband never got to tell passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 a year ago.

  • Ukraine calls local elections but not in rebel-held east story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 9:26 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament on Friday voted to call local elections across the country in October, but not in the rebel-occupied east.

  • Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 12:34 am

    SYDNEY - Tearful relatives of several Australians who were flying on the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago gathered for a memorial service Friday that included the unveiling of a plaque set in soil from the place where they died.

  • Little certainty 1 year after airliner shot down in Ukraine 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 12:22 pm

    MOSCOW - A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine - killing 298 people - there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly points toward a ground-to-air missile fired from a village held by Russia-backed separatist rebels, but the report isn't to be public for months. Another investigation trudges forward with painful slowness, and contradictory theories emerge from Moscow.

  • Ukraine moves toward constitutional reform story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 10:56 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would devolve more powers to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine and sent it for review at the country's highest court.

  • A year on, Ukrainian villagers recall horrors of MH17 crash story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 9:58 am

    HRABOVE, Ukraine - The field outside Hrabove, littered a year ago with bodies and smelling of burnt flesh and plastic, now smells of wild flowers.

  • A year later, MH17 relatives grieve, wait for answers 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 2:29 am

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - On their son Bryce's birthday this year, Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand and her husband Rob went to a Dutch air base, watched pall bearers solemnly unload seven coffins from a military cargo plane and wondered if they contained parts of the remains of Bryce or his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers.

  • Ukraine PM says reforms continue despite 'lunatic' lawmakers story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Ukraine's prime minister pushed back Monday against a pair of forces threatening to undermine his fragile government, likening members of Ukraine's parliament to "lunatics" while defending a nationalist militia that is locked in a standoff with police.