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Senate president clears Manny Pacquiao to fight again

Philippine senate president Franklin Dillon has confirmed that neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao sought his permission to fight again, following Bob Arum's disclosure that he has reserved a fight date and venue for his return fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Hundreds pay homage to slain Ukraine reporter

Kiev - Hundreds of mourners shed tears and laid flowers on Friday at the open casket of a top reporter whose targeted car-bomb slaying sent shock waves through Ukraine's tight-knit journalistic community.

Op-Ed: Why Postol won't face Pacquiao despite possible win over Crawford

Viktor Postol has a very good chance of beating Terence Crawford Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But even if he pulls off the upset, it is doubtful if the unbeaten Ukrainian would face Manny Pacquiao next as planned

Ukraine rebels train locals to fight armed international police

- Pro-Russian insurgents in war-torn eastern Ukraine have staged sabre-rattling training exercises in preparation for the possible deployment of an armed international police force in rebel-held areas.

Top reporter's murder sends shivers through Ukraine media

Kiev - The brazen murder of a prominent independent reporter in a Kiev car bombing has sent chills through Ukraine's tight-knit journalistic community at a time when it already faced grave threats.

Op-Ed: Why Crawford needs to win convincingly in his first PPV fight

WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford is set to face Viktor Postol of Ukraine Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in his pay-per-view (PPV) fight debut on HBO.

Pavel Sheremet: Fearless journalist killed in Ukraine

Kiev - Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Wednesday, was known for his fearless criticism of the leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Renowned pro-Western reporter killed in Kiev car bomb

Kiev - A car bomb in Kiev on Wednesday killed a pro-Western reporter from a news site whose founder was beheaded 16 years ago after probing the alleged crimes of Ukrainian leaders.

Seven Ukraine troops die in worst clashes in two months

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday seven of its soldiers had been killed and 14 wounded in "very heated" fighting that marked the bloodiest clashes with pro-Russian separatists in two months.

Ukrainians take to Facebook to break taboo over rape

Kiev - It was yet another online discussion blaming a rape victim for provoking her attacker that prompted Ukrainian activist Anastasiya Melnychenko's campaign to shatter taboos in her homeland and neighbouring Russia.

Two years on, villagers, relatives mourn MH17 crash

Ukraine - Villagers held a vigil Sunday at the site in eastern Ukraine where Flight MH17 was shot down two years ago, as bereaved relatives marked the anniversary with emotional memorial services.

UN sees evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine

Kiev - The United Nations on Thursday said Ukraine's forces had indiscriminately shelled residents while pro-Russian insurgents and Kiev battalions had summarily killed civilians in what may have constituted "war crimes".

Ukraine and Canada sign 'milestone' free trade deal

Kiev - Ukraine and Canada signed a "milestone" free trade agreement on Monday designed to bolster support for the war-scarred former Soviet republic in the face of an increasingly assertive Russia.

Kiev renames Moscow Avenue after Russian hate figure

Kiev - The change could hardly have been more confrontational or symbolic.Ukraine's capital Kiev on Thursday renamed its Soviet-era Moscow Avenue after a Russian hate figure accused by the Kremlin of siding with the Nazis during World War II.

US envoy Kerry sees hope for end to Ukraine conflict

Kiev - US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed hope on Thursday that an end to the Ukrainian conflict was possible and praised Kiev's pro-Western leaders for their commitment to peace.

Rusty boat maintains a lifeline in war-torn Ukraine

Tarasovka - A rusty boat crossing a calm river in separatist east Ukraine is all that enables hundreds of people living in rebel-held territory to pick up pensions and vital supplies from the government side.

Six die, including three children, in rebel Ukraine

Kiev - Three children died in Ukraine's war-torn east as their father disassembled a grenade, and three Ukrainian troops were killed in clashes in the troubled region with pro-Russian rebels, officials said Tuesday.

Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO

Kiev - Ukraine on Monday launched joint military exercises with the United States and a string of other NATO countries as tensions with Moscow remain high over the pro-Kremlin insurgency in the country's east.

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin going separate ways in 2016

Boxing fans will have to wait until next year to watch the most-awaited fight between Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez and Ukraine's rising star Gennady Golovkin as both fighters have decided to face separate opponents for their fights this year.

Freddie Roach disputes Viktor Postol's underdog tag

Seven-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach isn't comfortable with fans tagging his fighter, Viktor Postol, as the underdog going into his showdown with WBO Light Welterweight champion Terence Crawford on July 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
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