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Today in History

Sep. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. On this date: In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of...

House of Ukraine's former top central banker set on fire

Sep. 17, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The home of Ukraine's former central bank chief has been burned to the ground, the third chilling incident involving the banker over the past few weeks. Police said in a statement Tuesday that they are investigating a suspected arson attack late Monday on the house of Valeria...

Ukraine adopts bill on presidential impeachment

Sep. 10, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for a presidential impeachment. The decision by the Supreme Rada on Tuesday puts into effect one of the main campaign promises of comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won the presidential election by a landslide in April....

Ukraine's parliament scraps immunity for lawmakers

Sep. 3, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has approved a much-anticipated bill to scrap immunity from prosecution for lawmakers. The move was one of the main campaign promises for comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won the presidential election by a landslide in April. The parliament, dominated by...

Ukraine's new parliament approves top Cabinet officials

Aug. 29, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday urged lawmakers to help liberalize the economy and pursue integration into Europe as the newly-elected parliament swiftly approved his appointees for top government jobs. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian elected president in April, told parliament that...

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker in Black Sea

Jul. 25, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian Security Service said Thursday it had seized a Russian tanker in a Black Sea port, a move that could undermine an anticipated prisoner swap between the two countries. The security service said it detained the Russian tanker in a Ukrainian port on Wednesday. Authorities said the...

Ukraine president's party gets solid parliament majority

Jul. 23, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The anti-corruption party of Ukraine's new president has won a commanding majority of seats in the national parliament, near-complete election results showed Tuesday, giving him leverage to try to enact his promised reforms. The national election commission reported Tuesday that with...