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World Jul 21President’s party leads Ukraine election, exit poll says
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s party took the largest share of votes in the country’s snap parliamentary election, an exit poll showed Sunday.
World Apr 22Will this Ukrainian comedian be any match for Vladimir Putin?
Zelenskiy, who played an accidental president in a hugely popular sitcom but has no real political background, has vowed to keep Ukraine on its pro-Western course.
World Mar 31Ukraine presidential vote begins under bribe claim cloud
Voters in Ukraine are casting ballots in a presidential election Sunday after a campaign that produced a comedian with no political experience as the front-runner and allegations of voter bribery.
World Mar 30Comedian leads presidential polling in Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who shot to national prominence by playing the role of president in a television comedy series, topped the poll at 20.9 percent.
World Nov 30Ukraine blocks entry of most Russian men as tension mounts between nations
The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fire on three Ukrainian boats near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014.
World Nov 29Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia
The Ukrainian president has urged NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries.
World May 31Ukraine: Reporter’s fake murder involved pig’s blood, morgue
KIEV, Ukraine — The Russian journalist who worked with Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death said Thursday that the elaborately staged murder including getting smeared in pig's blood and taken to the morgue.
World May 08Armenia protest leader Nikol Pashinyan elected new prime minister
Many Armenians have stewed for years about the country's poverty and widespread corruption, but Pashinian was able to galvanize that discontent into a mass movement that was raucous but largely peaceful.