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Polish opposition wants to amend disputed Holocaust bill

Warsaw - Poland's main opposition party Tuesday tabled an amendment to the government's controversial Holocaust bill, which was meant to defend Warsaw's image abroad but instead stoked tensions with Israel, Ukraine and the US.

Thousands of Ukrainian miners on strike over unpaid wages

Donezk - In the middle of the night dozens of miners stand guard in a small town in eastern Ukraine, blocking access to their mine where thousands of employees are on strike over unpaid wages.

Thousands of Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev

Kiev - Thousands of supporters of deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the streets of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian President.

Ukraine's Poroshenko seeks 'compromise' on anti-corruption court

Munich - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday urged lawmakers to find a compromise on a draft law paving the way for a new anti-corruption court, demanded by Kiev's Western allies.

In the Netherlands, Saakashvili vows to 'continue fight'

Rotterdam - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Wednesday to press on with his fight, as the stateless politician arrived in the Netherlands to join his family after being expelled from Ukraine.

In the Netherlands, Saakashvili vows to 'continue fight'

Rotterdam - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili vowed to continue his fight Wednesday, as he arrived in the Netherlands after being expelled by Ukraine.

Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Kiev - By deporting him to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko may have managed to get rid of his arch-enemy Mikheil Saakashvili for now.

Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Kiev - By deporting him to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko may have managed to get rid of his arch-enemy Mikheil Saakashvili for now.

Saakashvili says counting on supporters for Ukraine return

Warsaw - Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president and current opposition leader in Ukraine, on Tuesday said he was counting on help from his supporters to return to Kiev after being deported to Poland.

US warns Russia to end its Ukraine 'aggression'

Washington - The United States on Tuesday marked the third anniversary of a deal that ought to have ended the war in Ukraine by demanding Russia end its "aggression" and give up Crimea.

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili in Poland after Ukraine deportation

Warsaw - Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Monday to "fight till the end" after Ukraine deported him to Poland following a falling-out with Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko.

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili deported from Ukraine to Poland

Kiev - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who fell out with Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko, was deported to Poland on Monday, the country's border guard service said.

Topless protest at high-society Vienna ball

Vienna - A topless activist caused an upset in Vienna on Thursday as she burst onto the red carpet of a high-society ball live on television to protest the attendance of Ukraine's president.

Ukraine drops nocturnal curfew for Saakashvili

Kiev - Ukraine's public prosecutor said Tuesday that a nighttime curfew for opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili, accused of plotting a coup, had expired and would not be renewed.

After Putin-in-bullets, exiled Ukrainian artists coin Trump

New York - They shot to fame in 2015 with a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of bullet shells from the killing fields of eastern Ukraine. Now, the two Ukrainian artists are back with a portrait of Donald Trump made from coins and poker chips.

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Warsaw - Seventy-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau -- the infamous Nazi death camp which has come to symbolise the Holocaust -- Poles are still struggling to understand their own role in Germany's wartime genocide of European Jews on Polish...

Luxury holidays of top politicians spark scandal in Ukraine

Kiev - Luxury holidays enjoyed or planned by Ukraine's President and Prosecutor General revealed by media have sparked uproar in a country battling large-scale corruption -- though the latter played down the claims Wednesday.

Polish bill over wartime history angers Israel, Ukraine

Warsaw - A bill designed to defend Poland's image abroad, which notably sets fines and jail terms for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish, has instead led Israel and Ukraine to accuse Warsaw of trying to rewrite history.

Russia doing 'absolutely nothing' to end Ukraine conflict: US envoy

Kiev - Russia has done "absolutely nothing" to end the conflict in Ukraine and Washington is deeply disappointed with Moscow's lack of progress towards a peace deal, the US special envoy to Ukraine said Monday.

Polish bill over wartime history angers Israel, Ukraine

Warsaw - A bill designed to defend Poland's image abroad, which notably sets fines and jail terms for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish, has instead led Israel and Ukraine to accuse Warsaw of trying to rewrite history.

US sanctions Russian officials over Crimea power plant

Washington - The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian officials who supplied turbines to a power plant in annexed Crimea, as well as several "ministers" from the breakaway region in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian court slaps curfew on Saakashvili

Kiev - A Ukrainian court on Friday slapped a curfew on former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who stands accused of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia.

Ukraine jails alleged Russian soldier fighting in east

Kiev - Ukraine sentenced an alleged Russian soldier to 10 years in prison over charges he fought against the Ukrainian army in the country's separatist east, his lawyer told AFP Friday.

US sanctions Russian officials over Crimea power plant

Washington - The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian officials who supplied turbines to a power plant in annexed Crimea, as well as several "ministers" from the breakaway region in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine parents overcome jab fears amid deadly measles outbreak

Kiev - Schools have shuttered and some clinics exhausted their vaccine stocks as a deadly measles outbreak hits Ukraine, where anti-vaccine sentiment and interrupted supplies have led to a resurgence of the virus.

Mobile connection partially restored in war-torn east Ukraine

Donetsk - Mobile phone access was partially restored in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Friday after it was lost more than a week ago, the last major Ukrainian provider in the area said.

Kremlin 'regrets' Ukrainian law recognising Russian occupation

Moscow - The Kremlin on Friday said it "regrets" a new Ukrainian law that formally recognises the conflict in the east of the country as a "temporary Russian occupation." "We regret this.

Putin takes icy plunge as Orthodox believers mark Epiphany

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin along with millions of Orthodox believers braved freezing temperatures to take a barechested plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus.

Nearly two million lose mobile access in war-torn east Ukraine

Donetsk - Almost two million people lost mobile phone access in war-torn eastern Ukraine after the last major provider in the devastated region suffered a fibre optic line cut.

New OSCE chair Italy to visit Ukraine, Russia

Vienna - Italy's foreign minister said Thursday that he will visit Ukraine and Russia to "intensify" efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as part of Rome's new role as OSCE chair.
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