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Ukraine: Sovereign state in Eastern Europe
Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.

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Comedian Zelenskiy strengthens Ukraine presidential poll lead

Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a political novice who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, has strengthened his lead in Ukraine's presidential election race, according to an opinion..
Reuters - Published

England, France win big; Portugal held as Euro defense opens

Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against..
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Ukraine

War weary Ukrainians want vote for peace [Video]War weary Ukrainians want vote for peace

With a week to go until Ukrainians vote for their next president, a solution to the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists is one of the biggest issues the country faces...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Russia marks five years since annexation of Ukraine's Crimea [Video]Russia marks five years since annexation of Ukraine's Crimea

The West condemned the takeover of Crimea, a defiant Russia has built power plants and a new bridge to the peninsula.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

US Expected To Hit Russia With More Sanctions [Video]US Expected To Hit Russia With More Sanctions

In a statement on Friday details that the U.S. will be imposing new sanctions on Russia due to its "continued aggression in Ukraine."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Senior prosecutor to leave Mueller's team [Video]Senior prosecutor to leave Mueller's team

The expected departure of one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors, Andrew Weissmann, could hint that the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election is nearing an end, as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

More prison time for Ex-Trump aide Manafort [Video]More prison time for Ex-Trump aide Manafort

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Wednesday to about 3-1/2 more years in prison by a judge who assailed him over his lies and criminal behavior. Nathan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

D.C. Judge Sentences Paul Manafort to 43 Months in Prison [Video]D.C. Judge Sentences Paul Manafort to 43 Months in Prison

Wednesday's sentencing hearing was for the two conspiracy charges Manafort pleaded guilty to last September.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Ukraine Suspends Two Boeing 737 Models Following Deadly Ethiopia Crash [Video]Ukraine Suspends Two Boeing 737 Models Following Deadly Ethiopia Crash

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Ukraine's aviation authority said that it had suspended all flights by Boeing's 737-8 and 737-9 MAX aircraft following Sunday's deadly plane crash in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Manafort's wife, attorney arrive for second sentencing [Video]Manafort's wife, attorney arrive for second sentencing

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced by a second judge on Wednesday who will determine whether to add to a surprisingly lenient four-year prison..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

Manafort Ready For Final Sentencing [Video]Manafort Ready For Final Sentencing

Politico reports that Paul Manafort will be sentenced today for his role in the Mueller investigation. This brings an end to Robert Mueller’s most public legal battle. It caps a spectacular fall for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

CDC: Measles Cases Hit 12 States This Year [Video]CDC: Measles Cases Hit 12 States This Year

The CDC says at least 228 measles cases have been reported since the beginning of 2019.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Malaysia to decide fate of Malaysia Airlines 'soon', PM says [Video]Malaysia to decide fate of Malaysia Airlines 'soon', PM says

The Malaysian government is considering whether to shut, sell or refinance national carrier Malaysia Airlines, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday. As Francis Maguire reports, the airline..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Ukrainian police officers injured in clash with far-right protesters at presidential event [Video]Ukrainian police officers injured in clash with far-right protesters at presidential event

More than a dozen Ukrainian police officers were injured during a clash with far-right protesters at a campaign even for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:24Published

Paul Manafort Awaits Second Sentencing in Washington, D.C. [Video]Paul Manafort Awaits Second Sentencing in Washington, D.C.

The federal judge in Manafort's Washington, D.C., case will decide whether his two sentences should be served consecutively or concurrently.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

What Does Manafort's Sentencing Mean For Trump? [Video]What Does Manafort's Sentencing Mean For Trump?

Donald Trump recently caught a break. His campaign manager, Paul Manafort, dodged a 20-year prison sentence. Robert Mueller's team had asked for 20-years. CNN reports Manafort's sentence was far below..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Ukraine's Tymoshenko: 'gas princess,' prisoner, next president? [Video]Ukraine's Tymoshenko: 'gas princess,' prisoner, next president?

Yulia Tymoshenko has been Ukraine's prime minister twice, was the global face of a revolution, imprisoned by two different presidents, and the target of an operation to discredit her by President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:06Published

National Corps: why Ukraine's far-right party is enjoying growing support [Video]National Corps: why Ukraine's far-right party is enjoying growing support

2,000 supporters of Ukraine's ultra-nationalist movement hit the streets of Kiev for a second-anniversary march on Saturday (March 2).

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:33Published

Russia brings military trophies said to be captured in Syria to Crimea [Video]Russia brings military trophies said to be captured in Syria to Crimea

The haul includes a tank and piles of weapons and is part of a tour organized by the Russian military to whip up patriotic sentiment. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Comedian takes centre stage in Ukraine's presidential race [Video]Comedian takes centre stage in Ukraine's presidential race

In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way. Now he's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

UNICEF: Measles Cases Are Increasing Rapidly Worldwide [Video]UNICEF: Measles Cases Are Increasing Rapidly Worldwide

​Nearly 100 countries reported an uptick of measles cases in 2018 compared to 2017, with Ukraine, the Philippines and Brazil topping the list.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Hard To Get Good Help: Bernie Sanders Dumps Strategists With Ties To Paul Manafort [Video]Hard To Get Good Help: Bernie Sanders Dumps Strategists With Ties To Paul Manafort

Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday lost several of his top strategists. Tad Devine, Mark Longabaugh, and Julian Mulvey are all partners at the consulting firm DML. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Seeing double? Two Tymoshenkos run to become Ukraine president

Ukrainians casting their vote in this month's presidential election will need to be sharp-eyed: two candidates with the same name and initials, Y.V. Tymoshenko, will be next to each other on the ballot..
Reuters - Published

President's re-election pitch resonates in heartland of Ukraine's revolution

At a cemetery in western Ukraine, a tall, gray-haired man lights candles and kisses the gravestone of his 35-year-old brother Taras, whose death, he said, changed his mind about who should win this..
Reuters - Published

The Crimean port of Sevastopol, a strategic link between Russia and Syria

Five years ago, Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, sparking a profound crisis in relations between Moscow and the West. Key to the annexation was the port of Sevastopol, where Russia's..
France 24 - Published

Ronaldo joins Portugal camp for Euro 2020 qualifiers

ronaldo joins portugal camp for euro 2020 qualifiers
Oeiras, Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined his Portugal team-mates on Tuesday ahead of the start of Euro 2020 qualifying this week following a nine-month absence from the national team. The..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine election: The 'clone' candidate for president?

ukraine election: the 'clone' candidate for president?
Two of the candidates in next month's Ukrainian presidential election have the same surname and initials.
BBC News - Published

Putin flies into Crimea for annexation party, launches power stations

By Anastasia Lyrchikova and Andrew Osborn SEVASTOPOL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Monday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the region from..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Canada to extend military training missions in Ukraine, Iraq

Canada will keep a 200-strong military training mission in Ukraine for another three years to help domestic security forces handle continuing tensions with Russia, Ottawa said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Vladimir Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

vladimir putin visits crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is marking the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula. Putin on Monday attended the launch..
WorldNews - Published

Putin in Crimea as Russia Marks Five Years Since Annexation

putin in crimea as russia marks five years since annexation
Russia on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move condemned by Kiev and its Western allies but celebrated by most Russians. President Vladimir Putin was to..
WorldNews - Published

Russia marks five years since Crimea annexation with concerts, flash mobs

Russian President Vladimir Putin is travelling to Crimea on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of Moscow's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by..
France 24 - Published

In shadow of war, Ukrainians seek to vote for peace

There are not many people left in Zaitseve, a village on the front line that divides Ukraine, but voters like Galina Soboleva want just one thing from this month's presidential election.
Reuters - Published

Milos Raonic loses to Dominic Thiem in Indian Wells semifinal

milos raonic loses to dominic thiem in indian wells semifinal
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Milos Raonic fell one win short of making it a true Canada day on BNP Paribas Open championship Sunday. The No. 13 seed from Thornhill, Ont., lost 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 to No...
WorldNews - Published

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