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Stories with place: Ukraine
  • Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 10:35 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country's health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.

  • NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence.

  • City hall in Ukraine's Kiev cancels school amid heat wave 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:22 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The city hall in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Thursday scrapped classes at schools and pre-schools until the end of the week amid a record-breaking heat wave and peat-bog fires.

  • New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:28 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership.

  • 2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 8:32 am

    LONDON - The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country's first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years.

  • Parliamentary coalition in Ukraine shows cracks story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:40 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament majority showed cracks on Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was exiting the coalition over a measure to give more powers to Ukrainian regions, including the rebel-held east.

  • Russian parliamentarian calls US ban from conference illegal 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament denounced U.S. sanctions banning her from attending a world conference as illegal and took aim at America's global status, telling lawmakers by video link that the days of U.S. superpower domination are over.

  • Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:31 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

  • Ukrainian kids go to military camp 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:06 pm

    STARE, Ukraine - More than 100 Ukrainian schoolchildren will have unusual tales to tell their mates when classes resume, after spending part of their summer vacations undergoing training by the National Guard.

  • Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:40 am

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's open to holding a new summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France but that there would have to be hope of progress for it to make sense.

  • Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections.

  • Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am

    MOSCOW - Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.

  • UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:00 pm

    MONACO - Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:

  • Ukraine reaches debt relief deal with creditors 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:13 am

    MOSCOW - The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war.

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:43 am

    AMSTERDAM - The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday.

  • Obama and German leader discuss violence in Ukraine 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 8:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have discussed the recent rise in violence in eastern Ukraine from increased attacks by combined Russian-separatist forces.

  • Barcelona heads 32-team draw for Champions League groups story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:06 pm

    GENEVA - The Champions League season takes shape Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco.

  • Shakhtar beats Rapid Vienna to qualify for group stage 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:46 pm

    LVIV, Ukraine - Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk overcame a rocky start to qualify for the Champions League group stage Tuesday, drawing 2-2 with Austrian side Rapid Vienna for a 3-2 aggregate win.

  • Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 1:11 pm

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial.

  • Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:02 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion," in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday.

  • UEFA-backed league starts play in Crimea 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 5:47 am

    MOSCOW - A new UEFA-backed professional football league has started play in Crimea after the peninsula was annexed by Russia last year.

  • Russian court orders Ukrainian pilot tried in border town 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:19 am

    MOSCOW - A Russian court on Friday rejected a defense plea to move a high-profile trial of a Ukrainian officer to Moscow.

  • Remains of WWII German soldiers found in Kiev 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:22 am

    MOSCOW - A Ukrainian newspaper says Ukrainian and German servicemen have found remains of about 200 German soldiers buried in Kiev during the German occupation in World War II.

  • Shakhtar's Stepanenko out of hospital following head injury 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 5:56 am

    VIENNA - Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taras Stepanenko has been released from hospital and was traveling back to Ukraine with his team on Thursday, a day after hurting his head in a Champions League playoff game at Rapid Vienna.

  • Russians ask for 23-year sentence for Crimean filmmaker 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 1:53 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors are asking a court to send a Ukrainian filmmaker to prison for 23 years on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks.