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    Ukraine starts to judge its judges in anti-graft drive
    May26

    Ukraine starts to judge its judges in anti-graft drive

    KIEV: Ukrainian judge Artur Yemelianov has acknowledged in an online declaration that he owns a Breguet watch worth nearly a third of his annual salary and keeps piles of cash. On Jan.12 he was suspended for three months after prosecutors opened a criminal case against him related to how commercial law cases were allocated to judges, according to...

    Creator of Ukrainian anti-graft database accused of embezzlement
    May25

    Creator of Ukrainian anti-graft database accused of embezzlement

    KIEV: The head of a Ukrainian software firm tasked with building a landmark anti-corruption computer program is suspected of stealing Western funds from the project and funneling the cash overseas, General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko said on Wednesday. The boss of the software company, Yuriy Novikov, strongly denied the accusation and a leading...

    Germany, Ukraine say aim to get
back to Minsk ceasefire deal
    May21

    Germany, Ukraine say aim to get back to Minsk ceasefire deal

    BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed on Saturday to try to improve the security situation in eastern Ukraine and return to implementing the Minsk ceasefire deal after an upsurge in violence there. A ceasefire agreement signed in February 2015 in Minsk that aims to end the conflict between...

    16 Ukrainian tourists injured  in Turkey road accident
    May19

    16 Ukrainian tourists injured in Turkey road accident

    ISTANBUL: Turkish officials say 16 Ukrainian tourists have been injured in a traffic accident in western Turkey. The Mugla governor’s office said in a statement that the bus was travelling on Thursday from popular tourist destination of Bodrum to Denizli province when it skidded on a rainy road and tipped over. The group’s Turkish...

    Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West
    May18

    Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West

    Kiev: Ukrainian lawmakers bowed on Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic’s vital fight against corruption. The decision to rework legislation that Kiev’s Western allies said was meant to protect top politicians and...

    Ukraine blocks Russia’s top social media networks
    May17

    Ukraine blocks Russia’s top social media networks

    Kiev: Ukraine on Tuesday blocked Russia’s most popular social media networks and an internet search engine in response to the Kremlin’s alleged backing of a three-year separatist war in the east. The decision sparked an immediate outcry from Ukrainian internet users and freedom of speech advocates. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov...

    European Union approves  visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May12

    European Union approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS: The EU on Thursday approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with Russian-backed rebels. The EU and Ukraine sealed a so-called Association Agreement after the overthrow of the pro-Moscow government in 2014, with Brussels aiming to bring the...

    Eurovision favourites Portugal, Armenia sail through semis
    May11

    Eurovision favourites Portugal, Armenia sail through semis

    KIEV: The Portuguese and Armenian entrants for the 2017 Eurovision song contest, among the favourites to win the continent-wide songfest, were two of 10 to qualify for the final in the first round of heats in Kiev. In Tuesday’s semi-final, Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral drew some of the loudest applause with his song ‘For The Both Of...

    Armed man ‘sexually harassed’ female monitor in rebel Ukraine
    May07

    Armed man ‘sexually harassed’ female monitor in rebel Ukraine

    Kiev: A female member of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine was “sexually harassed” by an armed man in rebel territory, the group confirmed on Sunday. The OSCE has already limited its patrols in parts of the war-torn east since it sustained its first fatality of the...

    Five die in Ukraine’s deadliest 24 hours since Easter truce
    May04

    Five die in Ukraine’s deadliest 24 hours since Easter truce

    Kiev: Four Ukrainian soldiers and a civilian were killed in the deadliest 24-hour period in Ukraine’s eastern separatist war zone since the start of an Easter truce, officials said on Wednesday. The military campaign’s headquarters in Kiev said three soldiers had been near the town of Debaltseve, a transport hub connecting the...

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