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ICC prosecutor wants full probe into Ukraine war crimes
Dec12

ICC prosecutor wants full probe into Ukraine war crimes

The Hague, Netherlands — International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday that a “broad range” of war crimes were committed in Ukraine since 2014, as she pushed for a full investigation. Hague-based ICC prosecutors launched a preliminary probe in 2015 after Kiev gave it the green light to probe alleged crimes...

Kid loses arm, 4 others injured in Egypt shark attack
Oct30

Kid loses arm, 4 others injured in Egypt shark attack

A 12-year-old boy and his mother, both Ukrainian tourists, suffered from a rare shark attack in Egypt that led to the child losing his arm. The two were immediately taken to the Sharm International Hospital where they were treated for their injuries, Ukraine’s state agency for tourism development said in a statement last Tuesday, Oct. […]...

22 die in Ukraine military plane crash
Sep26

22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

MOSCOW — A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said. Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers...

Lukashenko inaugurated as Belarus president despite election protests
Sep23

Lukashenko inaugurated as Belarus president despite election protests

KYIV, Ukraine — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus assumed his sixth term of office Wednesday during an inauguration ceremony that officials did not announce in advance after weeks of mass protests against the authoritarian leader’s reelection, which opposition activists maintain was rigged. State news agency Belta reported that the...

Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online
Sep12

Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online

WASHINGTON — The leaked recordings were hardly a political bombshell: The apparent conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine’s then-president largely confirm Biden’s account of his dealings in Ukraine. But the choppy audio, disclosed by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom U.S. officials described Thursday as an “active Russian agent” who has...

Belarus activist resists authorities’ push to leave country
Sep08

Belarus activist resists authorities’ push to leave country

KYIV, Ukraine — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border Tuesday after she resisted authorities’ attempt to force her to leave the country. Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with longtime leader President Alexander Lukashenko on a transition of power,...

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues
Aug31

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues

KYIV, Ukraine — Belarus’ authorities on Monday detained the organizer of a strike at a top industrial plant, part of a methodical effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader of 26 years after an election the opposition denounced as being rigged. President Alexander Lukashenko has...

Ukraine mourns death of ‘father of welding’
Aug20

Ukraine mourns death of ‘father of welding’

Kiev, Ukraine — Ukrainians on Thursday mourned the death of one of the country’s most famous scientists, Borys Paton, who pioneered the use of welding equipment in space during the 1960s. Paton, who died on Wednesday aged 101, was responsible for more than 400 inventions, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmygal. They included the...

51-year-old mom digs tunnel to free son from prison, arrested
Aug04

51-year-old mom digs tunnel to free son from prison, arrested

A 51-year-old mother was arrested after she was caught digging a tunnel to free her son from a prison in Ukraine. The post 51-year-old mom digs tunnel to free son from prison, arrested appeared first on Inquirer News. …read more Source:: The Philippine Daily...

Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis
Jul23

Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis

The Ukrainian President defended his decision to agree to a hostage-taker’s demand that he post a movie recommendation to end a stand-off. The post Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis appeared first on Inquirer News. …read more Source:: The Philippine Daily...