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      Crooning customers get free rides in Ukraine’s karaoke cab
      Oct29

      Crooning customers get free rides in Ukraine’s karaoke cab

      VINNYTSIA, Ukraine – A Ukrainian taxi driver is offering his passengers rides for a song, by refunding their bill if they appear on his YouTube channel performing their favourite tunes. Andriy Turko has fitted a karaoke system in his cab in a drive to discover new musical talent in his home city of Vinnytsia. Anyone who agrees to be filmed...

      Ukraine’s Zelensky says Trump did not blackmail him in call
      Oct11

      Ukraine’s Zelensky says Trump did not blackmail him in call

      KIEV – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday that US President Donald Trump did not seek to blackmail him during a phone call in July or a meeting last month. Mr Zelensky said he had not known that US military aid to Ukraine had been blocked at the time of the call. Having been made aware of this by his defence...

      Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17
      Oct09

      Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17

      SYDNEY – Australia and the Netherlands said on Wednesday (Oct 9) that they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it takes many years. The airliner was shot down on July 17, 2014, over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine...

      White House says it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry
      Oct09

      White House says it will not cooperate with impeachment inquiry

      WASHINGTON – The White House said on Tuesday (Oct 8) it would refuse to cooperate with a “baseless, unconstitutional” congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with the Democratic-led US House of Representatives. An eight-page letter signed by White House counsel Pat...

      Embattled Donald Trump leaves New York angry, bitter
      Sep27

      Embattled Donald Trump leaves New York angry, bitter

      NEW YORK – From his New York skyscraper, President Donald Trump should have felt on top of the world. Instead, scandal over his alleged shakedown of Ukraine’s president for dirt on an opponent has brought him to the lowest point of his presidency – and at risk of crashing further. The former real estate tycoon and reality TV...

      Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’
      Sep26

      Trump calls Democratic impeachment inquiry a ‘joke’

      A downbeat Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed as a “joke” the grounds laid out for the impeachment inquiry into him, as Democrats stood firm in accusing the US president of a “mafia-style shakedown” of his Ukrainian counterpart. Trump denied claims he abused his office by repeatedly urging President Volodymyr Zelensky to...

      Russian pilot saves over 230 lives landing jet in corn field
      Aug16

      Russian pilot saves over 230 lives landing jet in corn field

      MOSCOW – A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero yesterday for landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike. The Ural Airlines A321 flying to Crimea hit a flock of seagulls shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport yesterday, the Rosaviatsia air transport agency said in a...

      3 Russians and Ukrainian to face murder charges for downing MH17
      Jun20

      3 Russians and Ukrainian to face murder charges for downing MH17

      NIEUWEGEIN, THE NETHERLANDS – Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in which 298 people were killed. The trial will start in the Netherlands next March, an investigation team said yesterday. The suspects are likely to be tried in absentia,...

      Netherlands set to prosecute suspects in MH17 airliner downing
      Jun19

      Netherlands set to prosecute suspects in MH17 airliner downing

      NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands – International investigators are set on Wednesday (June 19) to launch criminal proceedings against suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly five years ago. The Dutch-led international team tasked with assigning criminal responsibility for the plane’s...

      Merkel says she has recovered from shaking bout after drinking water
      Jun19

      Merkel says she has recovered from shaking bout after drinking water

      BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier on Tuesday (June 18), said she had since drunk water and was feeling better. She said she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat. Merkel looked as if she were struggling to stand up while she and Zelenskiy...