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Angry Ukrainians say they've seen Koons's 'Ballerina' before

Kiev - Ukrainians took to the internet Thursday to lambaste star US artist Jeff Koons over his latest New York installation, a huge sculpture that appears remarkably similar to a work by a Ukrainian artist who died in 1993.

Ukraine brews up Trump beer with a Putin twist

L'viv - Fancy a beer with a twist of political intrigue?

Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday backed tough limits on the amount of Russian allowed to be aired on television in a step that is likely to raise the Kremlin's ire.

Ukraine delays vote on religious bill outraging Russia

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on a religious bill that has outraged Russia because it suggests imposing severe restrictions on the Moscow branch of the Orthodox Church.

Two police hurt in attack on LGBT rally in Ukraine

Kiev - Two Ukrainian policemen were hospitalised after they tried to disperse about 30 young men who attacked a rally by gay and transgender rights activists in the eastern city of Kharkiv, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukrainian lawmakers bowed Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic's vital fight against corruption.

Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukraine's lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic.

Ukraine's presidency says website attacked by Russia

Kiev - The Ukrainian presidency said its website had been attacked by Russia in apparent retaliation for Kiev's decision to block prominent Moscow-based social networks.

Ukraine blocks Russia's top social media networks

Kiev - Ukraine on Tuesday blocked Russia's most popular social media networks and an internet search engine in response to the Kremlin's alleged backing of a three-year separatist war in the east.

Ukraine blocks popular Russian social networks

Kiev - Ukraine on Tuesday blocked popular Russian social networks and an internet search engine as it expanded sanctions against the Kremlin for its alleged backing of a three-year war in the separatist east.

Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev's party

Kiev - Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition.

Ukraine's president skips Eurovision after shelling kills four

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday cancelled his planned appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev after a shelling attack in the war-torn east reportedly killed four civilians.

Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine's war-torn east

Donetsk - The buzz surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has barely created a ripple in eastern Ukraine after being banned by Russian TV -- the only broadcasters aired in the war-ravaged region.

Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine

Kiev - Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev, an extravaganza embraced by the LGBT community, Ukraine's "Celebrate Diversity" motto sounds more like wishful thinking than a fact of life.

Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day

Donetsk - More than 10,000 people waving Russian flags and carrying portraits of Stalin watched tanks roll through Ukraine's de facto rebel capital Donetsk on Tuesday in celebration of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany.

Armed man 'sexually harassed' female monitor in rebel Ukraine: OSCE

Kiev - A female member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine was "sexually harassed" by an armed man in rebel territory, the group confirmed Sunday.

Ukraine lets Yanukovych testify by video in treason trial

Kiev - A Kiev court on Thursday adjourned the treason trial of deposed president Viktor Yanukovych in order to let him testify by video link from his hideout in Russia.

New lease of life for Ukraine's war-torn mountain observatory

Ukraine - Perched spectacularly 2,000 metres up on a snowcapped peak in Ukraine's Carpathian Mountains, the Bilyi Slon observatory has stood empty and battered by the elements for some seven decades.

New lease of life for Ukraine's war-torn mountain observatory

Ukraine - Perched spectacularly 2,000 metres up on a snowcapped peak in Ukraine's Carpathian Mountains, the Bilyi Slon observatory has stood empty and battered by the elements for some seven decades.

Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma

Kiev - Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio.
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