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Ahead of vote, Ukrainian museum shows 'election trash'

Jul. 20, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Darth Vader costume, playground equipment, pastries and boxes of food all are part of an exhibit at Ukraine's National History Museum displaying the colorful behavior and sometime-questionable practices that characterize the country's elections. The exhibition, called "The Museum of...

Putin: Russians, Ukrainians are 'one people'

Jul. 20, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a way to integrate. Putin made the comments in an interview with the American film director Oliver Stone on June 19; material from the interview was used in a...

Ukraine's president says he backs prisoner swap with Russia

Jul. 19, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to release a jailed Russian journalist in exchange for a Ukrainian film director. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's statement comes at the end of the week of shuttle...

Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has the most support in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's early parliamentary election, but its ability to obtain a solid majority is far from certain. Zelenskiy, who took office in May, has so far been stymied by a parliament dominated by...

Swedes can't give residence permit to terror attack victim

Jul. 18, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's justice minister says a Ukrainian woman who lost her leg in the deadly Stockholm terror attack cannot be granted a permanent residence permit out of compassion. Morgan Johansson said Thursday such a permit can't be given to Iryna Zamanova because "clemency only applies...

Beterbiev to fight Gvozdyk in light-heavyweight unification

Jul. 18, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Artur Beterbiev is to fight Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a unification title bout at light heavyweight. The Russian Boxing Federation, which organizes some pro fights, says IBF champion Beterbiev will fight WBC champ Gvozdyk Oct. 18 in the United States at a location yet to be...

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above war-torn eastern Ukraine. Central to the memorial service at a Dutch...

Chances of Russian-Ukrainian prisoner swap diminish

Jul. 17, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has extended pre-trial arrest for six of the 24 Ukrainian sailors jailed in Russia, shattering expectations of a major prisoner swap between the two countries. The court on Wednesday ruled the seamen should remain in custody at least until October. The ruling for the...

Today in History

Jul. 17, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2019. There are 167 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Europe-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed off Long Island, New York, shortly after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport,...

Feds: Microsoft worker stole millions in digital currency

Jul. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency. The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Kvashuk helped test Microsoft's online retail sales platform. He's accused of...