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      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...

      Armed man seizes bus, holds 10 people hostage in Ukraine
      Jul21

      Armed man seizes bus, holds 10 people hostage in Ukraine

      LUTSK, Ukraine — An armed man seized a long-distance bus and took people in it hostage in northwestern Ukraine on Tuesday launching an hours-long standoff with police, Ukrainian authorities said. About 10 people are currently being held hostage, Ukraine’s Security Service said in a Facebook statement. Police earlier had put the number at...

      Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17
      Jul11

      Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. The move is intended to support individual cases being brought to the European court […] The post...