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Liverpool and Real fans in for Kiev hotel price shock

Kiev - Fancy shelling out 3,500 euros ($4,200) for a night in a budget hotel?Liverpool and Real Madrid fans who do not may end up sleeping rough for the night when they come to Kiev for the Champions League final.

Ukrainian man changes name to 'iPhone 7,' wins a free smartphone

Kiev - A man in Ukraine legally changed his name to iPhone 7 in order to get a free smartphone. However he plans to change his name back again, probably when he has children.

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.

Two senior nationalists charged over Kiev clashes

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities on Friday charged two senior members of an ultra-nationalist party over violent clashes in Kiev that killed three police this week.

Ukraine and Russia plan meeting over continuing conflict

Donetsk - Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine will meet Wednesday in an effort to resolve their bloody dispute over the future of the former Soviet republic.

Russia agrees to separate warring factions in Ukraine

Minsk - Russian Federation negotiators have agreed to a deal to keep Ukraine's armed forces from attacking anti-government separatists believed to be supported by Moscow.

Op-Ed: Reports Ukraine cease-fire near collapse

Moscow - Multiple report of fighting in the Ukraine suggested a cease-fire dictated under Moscow’s terms appeared near collapse. Shelling was reported by both sides.

Russian troops cross border into Ukraine to aid rebel fighters

Kiev - As many as 1,000 Russian soldiers in tanks and armored personnel carriers swept into southern Ukraine on Thursday in what a top Kiev official called a "full-scale invasion" in support of anti-government rebels.

Ukraine could block convoy from Moscow bringing aid to rebels

Kiev - Kiev is threatening to block a convoy of trucks bringing aid supplies from the Russian Federation to besieged anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine retakes two eastern cities from rebels

Slavyansk - Ukraine's security forces recaptured two key cities in the eastern half of the country Saturday from pro-Russia insurgents whose rebellion suddenly appears to be faltering.

Ukrainian rebels agree to three-way ceasefire talks

Berlin - Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday to hold talks with pro-Moscow rebels to try to reach an agreement on a new ceasefire to replace the one that expired earlier in the week, resulting in hundreds of deaths.

Op-Ed: Ukraine proposes biggest exodus in Europe since World War 2

Kiev - The new government of President Petro Poroshenko has proposed the creation of safety corridors that would allow eastern Ukrainian people to vote with their feet, creating the biggest exodus in eastern Europe since World War 2.

On election eve, Maidan protesters feel let down but fight on

Kiev - The military-style tents and makeshift barricades of black tyres, barbed wire and rubble are still standing in the shadow of charred buildings on Kiev's Independence Square, three months after the bloody protests that forced out a pro-Kremlin regime.

Sixteen die in attacks on soldiers in eastern Ukraine

Donetsk - Violence raged in Ukraine's troubled eastern region on Wednesday as anti-government activists opened fire on soldiers at checkpoints near Donetsk and Luhansk.

Deadly Ukraine gunfight imperils Geneva deal to relax tensions

Slavyansk - A fatal gunfight involving pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine has imperiled last week's multi-nation accord aimed at reducing tensions in the troubled region.

Ukraine lands troops to fight pro-Russia separatists

Kramatorsk - Ukraine launched its counterattack Tuesday against protesters who seized buildings in the east but has had only limited success so far.

Russian Federation begins gradual invasion of eastern Ukraine

Slavyansk - Russia's long-expected invasion of eastern Ukraine may be underway Saturday as masked gunmen have seized government buildings in two cities near the border.

U.S. blames Russia for unrest in Ukraine

Washington - The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, possibly as a prelude to invasion of its neighbor.

Ukraine says Russian agents involved in Kiev carnage

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday accused both ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych and Russian security agents of being responsible for February unrest in Kiev that claimed nearly 90 lives.

'We are watching you', protesters warn Ukraine's new leaders

Kiev - Time appears to have stood still in the weeks since anti-government protests turned Kiev's Independence Square into a battleground, the site almost perfectly preserved as a warning to Ukraine's new leaders that those who swept them to power.

Russia has North Korean-style reponse to Ukraine condemnations

Moscow - Moscow has given the West a reply to to the condemnation of its Ukraine invasion. It fired a test intercontinental ballistic missile.

Kiev's protesters ready for another fight... against Russia

Kiev - On Kiev's now iconic Independence Square, bare-chested Cossacks fiercely beat the war drums: Ukrainian authorities have just put the army on high alert in the face of a threat of a Russian invasion."They have de facto declared war on us," former interi...

Op-Ed: Journalists in Ukraine risk their lives while the West watches Special

Kiev - A young journalist died of a gunshot wound and over 180 were injured as they struggled to bring news about Ukraine's protests. As Ukraneians resist Russia's domination and seek to join the European Union, what is the West doing?

Blood and tears on Kiev's Independence Square

Kiev - As fighting rages all around him on Kiev's Independence Square, a volunteer medic tears open a young protester's bloodstained T-shirt and desperately pumps the demonstrators chest as his grey face stares into the sky.Nearby, protesters scream wildly fo...

Haggard protesters hold two-month vigil in Kiev's city hall

Kiev - Stretched out on a makeshift mattress, Petro rubbed his eyes, still swollen with sleep, and sighed: "We must hold on in order to get results.

Video: Pope's doves for peace in Ukraine attacked by crow & gull

Rome - Pope Francis was praying for peace in Ukraine on Sunday. Two children accompanying him released two white doves, which were instantly, brutally attacked by a seagull and a crow.

Surreal and sinister, Kiev transformed by protest standoff

Kiev - Protesters roam in body armour and clutching baseball bats. Black smoke from burning tyres rises into the sky. Walking alone at night is not advised -- Kiev's protest-hit centre has become a surreal battleground.

Ukraine protesters create 'fortress' to resist feared attack

Kiev - Building up barricades several metres high guarded by activists in body armour, Ukrainian protesters have turned their Kiev protest camp into a fortress they believe will be impossible to conquer without the greatest force.

Ukraine braces for more violence as truce nears end

Kiev - Ukrainian anti-government protesters have agreed to a momentary truce to the violence that engulfed Kiev this week, but opposition leaders have warned of more clashes with police if talks fail.

Shrouded in smoke, Kiev becomes battle zone

Kiev - Shrouded in smoke and tear gas and echoing with the din of stun grenades and drums, the centre of Kiev turned into a battle zone amid deadly clashes between security forces and protesters.
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Anti-government protesters whose tents were burning  throw missiles during clashes with riot police ...
Anti-government protesters whose tents were burning, throw missiles during clashes with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 2014
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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko addresses anti-government protesters gathered in the In...
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko addresses anti-government protesters gathered in the Independence Square as her daughter Yevgenia (center R) and opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk (center L) look on in Kiev February 22, 2014
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Police guard the Ukrainian parliament during a closed session in Kiev on July 31  2014
Police guard the Ukrainian parliament during a closed session in Kiev on July 31, 2014
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An injured reporter is escorted in Kiev  Ukraine
An injured reporter is escorted in Kiev, Ukraine
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Pro-Russia demonstrators protest in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last month.
Pro-Russia demonstrators protest in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk last month.
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Pro-European integration protesters line up in front of riot police at Independence Square in Kiev  ...
Pro-European integration protesters line up in front of riot police at Independence Square in Kiev, December 11, 2013
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A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin  which was ...
A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013
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People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin  which was toppled by protesters dur...
People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013
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Mustang Wanted - a daredevil skywalker from Kiev  Ukraine.
Mustang Wanted - a daredevil skywalker from Kiev, Ukraine.
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Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukrain...
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich in the village Novi Petrivtsi outside Kiev February 22, 2014
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Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency ...
Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency in April.
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Ukranian riot police take cover behind their shields during clashes with anti-government protesters ...
Ukranian riot police take cover behind their shields during clashes with anti-government protesters near Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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UKRAINE CRISIS: European Union representative Catherine Ashton  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a...
UKRAINE CRISIS: European Union representative Catherine Ashton, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius discussed the turmoil in Ukraine at their March 5 meeting in Paris.
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Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked...
Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia
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Boys  cadets of the Ukrainian Cadets Corps  hold the Ukrainian flag in Kiev on October 28  2014
Boys, cadets of the Ukrainian Cadets Corps, hold the Ukrainian flag in Kiev on October 28, 2014
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Pro-European integration protestor with a Ukrainian national flag sits on barricades in Independence...
Pro-European integration protestor with a Ukrainian national flag sits on barricades in Independence Square in Kiev, December 12, 2013
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Pro-European integration protestors build new barricades in Independence Square in Kiev  December 12...
Pro-European integration protestors build new barricades in Independence Square in Kiev, December 12, 2013
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NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev  Ukraine s capital  at night in 2011.
NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, at night in 2011.
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Protesters clash with riot police during a rally to support EU integration in central Kiev
Protesters clash with riot police during a rally to support EU integration in central Kiev
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Anti-government protesters rest near an open fire  as temperatures reach minus 20 degrees Celsius (m...
Anti-government protesters rest near an open fire, as temperatures reach minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) at a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, January 30, 2014
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