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600,000 risk losing water in war-scarred Ukraine

Kiev - International monitors warned on Friday that around 600,000 impoverished people could be left without water or heat in war-scarred eastern Ukraine this winter.

Ukraine launches missile drills near Russia-annexed Crimea

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday unleashed a barrage of missile tests near Russian-annexed Crimea in a show of strength and defiance bound to irritate Moscow.

Ukraine warns Russia of missile tests near Crimea

Kiev - Ukraine ratcheted up tensions with Moscow on Wednesday by warning the Kremlin its army intended to hold two days of missile-launching exercises near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

Chernobyl - Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations.

Ukraine's ousted leader says protestors started war

Kiev - Ukraine's former Moscow-backed president on Monday accused pro-EU protesters who forced his ouster of provoking the 31-month pro-Russian revolt in the southeast that has claimed nearly 10,000 lives.

Ukrainian teacher held for trying to sell schoolgirl, 13

Kharkiv - A school teacher on Wednesday appeared in court in Ukraine after allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old schoolgirl under her care for more than $10,000.

Chinese firms to build solar plant in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Chernobyl - Two Chinese firms are planning to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor an area off limits since a devastating explosion contaminated the entire region with radiation in 1986.

Bob Arum to stage his 2,000th event as boxing promoter Saturday

Boxing prompter Bob Arum is set to stage his 2,000th boxing event on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada.

Ukraine says 'no' to Russia on pro-EU revolt anniversary

Kiev - Ukraine on Monday marked the third anniversary of the start of its pro-EU revolution with President Petro Poroshenko's firm rejection of "the Russian world".

IMF team leaves Ukraine without new loan promise

Kiev - The International Monetary Fund said Friday its team had ended a visit to Kiev without seeing sufficient economic restructuring progress to release a new loan to Ukraine this year.

Tired of graft, foreign reformers flood out of Ukraine

Kiev - It began as a trickle but turned into a flood: foreign technocrats are leaving Ukraine at the very moment the impoverished country needs them most to tackle endemic graft.

Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support in phone call

Kiev - Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asked Donald Trump for support against "Russian aggression" during a congratulatory telephone conversation with the US president-elect on Tuesday.

Giant safety arch begins sliding over Chernobyl

Kiev - A giant arch shielding radioactive waste from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster began sliding into place Monday with a mission of keeping the site safe for generations to come.

Georgia's ex-president vows to force early Ukraine elections

Kiev - Georgia's pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday announced plans to create a new opposition movement in Ukraine that aims to topple the current leadership and force early elections.

Ukraine hopes for US support under Donald Trump

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated US president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, expressing hoping that Washington will maintain its support for Kiev after he moves to the White House.

Georgia's Saakashvili resigns as governor in Ukraine

Kiev - Georgia's pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili announced his resignation Monday from his post as governor of Ukraine's Odessa region out of frustration at allegedly being reined in from fighting corruption.

Ukraine's leader speaks to 'fake' Kyrgyz president

Kiev - Ukrainian president spoke to what he thought was his Kyrgyz counterpart by phone this week -- only to discover that the person on the other end was someone else entirely.

IMF arrives in Ukraine with tough demand for new loan

Kiev - An International Monetary Fund team arrives in Kiev on Thursday to check on cash-strapped Ukraine's books and set out a series of tough conditions for the disbursement of further loans.The IMF approved a $17.5-billion (15.

Ukraine removes last conscripts from war zone

Kiev - Ukraine said Wednesday it no longer had conscripted soldiers fighting pro-Russian insurgents for the first time since a conflict that has claimed nearly 10,000 lives began in April 2014.

Ukraine officials declare jaw-dropping riches

Kiev - A luxury watch collection, millions of dollars in cash and a Picasso painting are just several items listed on Ukraine officials' income and asset declarations, shocking a country vowing to curb corruption.
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