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Ukraine opens terror probe after OSCE medic killed

Kiev - Ukraine opened a terror investigation Monday into a mine blast that killed an American medic from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's monitoring team in the country's rebel-held east.

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

Kiev - An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on...

IMF chief tells Ukraine to tackle pricey pension system

Kiev - The IMF's chief to Ukraine told Kiev on Tuesday its pension system was unsustainable because it supported nearly a third of the population and must limit the number of retirees.

Second lease of life for abused circus bears in Ukraine

Zhytomyr - Dental treatment by the best vets, open-air accommodation and fresh fish instead of dubious leftovers and abuse -- life has changed markedly for brown bears rescued from Ukrainian circuses and restaurants.

Op-Ed: Why Klitschko would prevail over Joshua on April 29 at Wembley

Longest-reigning world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko would likely regain his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles when he squares off with unbeaten IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Repairmen risk lives to bring light on Ukraine frontline

Avdiyivka - Oleksandr and Ruslan drove their dusty grey minibus across a field pock-marked with shell craters, venturing into the no-man's land of Ukraine's volatile frontline.

Three years on, hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war

Donetsk - After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again.

Op-Ed: Lomachenko likely to replace Pacquiao as Arum's next cash cow

Ukrainian boxing sensation Vasyl Lomachenko is emerging as Bob Arum's new cash cow after putting up a show before close to 3,000 fans who watched him systematically dismantled Jason Sosa to retain his WBO Junior Lightweight title Saturday night.

Ukraine expects another $4.5 bn from IMF this year

Kiev - Ukraine expects another $4.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of the year, the National Bank said Tuesday, one day after the fund granted $1 billion for the cash-strapped country.

Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

Kiev - Ukraine on Saturday complained of "unprecedented and unacceptable" calls from the Eurovision Song Contest's organisers for it to lift an entry ban on Russia's contestant.

One dead after blasts at eastern Ukraine arms depot

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday said one person has died as a result of a fire that broke out at an arms depot in the country's east, sparking explosions and forcing a mass evacuation.

Ukraine struggles to contain arms depot fire, blames 'sabotage'

Ukraine - Ukraine said Thursday that a fire raging at a munitions depot in the country's east, which the military blamed on an "act of sabotage", could continue for up to a week.

Ukraine says 'state terrorism' by Moscow behind murder of Russian ex-MP

Kiev - A former Russian MP wanted by Moscow for fraud was shot dead in broad daylight in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday in what Kiev branded "state terrorism.

Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, military blames 'sabotage'

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday was probing a series of explosions that hit a munitions depot in the country's east overnight as the military blamed the incident on an "act of sabotage"."A fire broke out ...

Moscow fury as Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision

Kiev - Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine MP claims ex-president's party secretly paid ex-Trump aide $750,000

Kiev - An Ukrainian MP alleged Tuesday that the party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych secretly paid former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort $750,000 via an offshore shell company.

Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels

Donetsk - It was always an uncomfortable paradox for Ukraine's warring sides: while Kiev and Russian-backed rebels battled each other for nearly three years, trade kept flowing across the frontline.

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks

Kiev - Ukraine slapped sanctions on Russian state-owned banks operating in the country on Thursday, ratcheting up tensions with Moscow amid a bitter trade war with Kremlin-backed rebels in the east.

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in fresh fighting

Kiev - Ukraine's army reported Saturday two soldiers killed in clashes with Russian-backed rebels, in a new uptick in violence across eastern Ukraine.

Feminists urge Ukraine to reclaim Women's Day

Kiev - Around a thousand people marched through Kiev on Wednesday, International Women's Day, calling for a return to the original feminist meaning of a holiday now largely associated with flowers and gifts.
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