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      Polish court convicts 3 men in western Ukraine arson attack
      Mar24

      Polish court convicts 3 men in western Ukraine arson attack

      WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in southern Poland has convicted three Polish men of terrorism charges related to the torching of a Hungarian center in Ukraine in early 2018. The court in Krakow sentenced two of the men to prison terms and one to supervised release and community service. Ukrainian officials have suggested Russian links to the two...

      MH17 trial to resume with no public due to virus measures
      Mar17

      MH17 trial to resume with no public due to virus measures

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The murder trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be closed to the public and media when it briefly resumes later this month in a Dutch courtroom. The decision announced Tuesday to close the March 23 hearing comes after Dutch courts said...

      Dutch prosecutors: Russia wants to thwart MH17 investigation
      Mar10

      Dutch prosecutors: Russia wants to thwart MH17 investigation

      SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch prosecutor said Tuesday that there are “strong indications” Russia wants to undermine investigations into the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 and told judges at the trial of four suspects that many witnesses fear for their safety. Prosecutor Thijs Berger made the statement on the second day of the trial of three...

      Trial of 4 suspects in downing of flight MH17 set to open
      Mar09

      Trial of 4 suspects in downing of flight MH17 set to open

      SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — The trial is opening Monday of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple counts of murder for their alleged involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It’s a day that has been a long time coming for family and friends of the 298 people killed on July 17, 2014, when a Buk missile...

      MH17 relatives protest Russian actions with 298 empty chairs
      Mar08

      MH17 relatives protest Russian actions with 298 empty chairs

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The families of people killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 set out 298 white chairs outside the Russian embassy on Sunday in a silent protest against Moscow’s lack of cooperation in the investigation into the downing of the passenger jet. Each chair...

      Virus outbreak hits weakened Italian economy where it hurts
      Mar07

      Virus outbreak hits weakened Italian economy where it hurts

      MILAN (AP) — The focal point of the coronavirus emergency in Europe, Italy, is also the region’s weakest economy and is taking an almighty hit as foreigners stop visiting its cultural treasures or buying its prized artisanal products, from fashion to food to design. Europe’s third-largest economy has long been among the slowest...

      Ukrainian lawmakers vote no confidence in prosecutor general
      Mar05

      Ukrainian lawmakers vote no confidence in prosecutor general

      MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers voted no confidence in the country’s top prosecutor Thursday after the prime minister, foreign minister and defense minister all were replaced in a government shakeup this week. The parliament vote took place after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described Prosecutor General Ruslan...

      Ukrainian parliament set to accept PM’s resignation
      Mar04

      Ukrainian parliament set to accept PM’s resignation

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday is set to accept the resignation of the nation’s prime minister and reshuffle the Cabinet after six months on the job. Members of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party that dominates the parliament said the party decided to accept Prime Minister Oleksiy...

      Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say
      Mar03

      Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in Ukraine said Tuesday the parliament is gearing up for a vote to accept the resignation of the nation’s prime minister. Members of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party that dominates the parliament said Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted his letter of resignation....

      Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive
      Mar02

      Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive

      MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has developed unique offense weapons without the intention of starting a war with anyone but to maintain “strategic balance” and “strategic stability” in the world. “We are not going to fight against anyone. We are going to create conditions so that nobody wants to fight against us,” Putin...