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Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

Apr. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election. Saturday was a so-called "day of quiet," on which electioneering is...

Ukraine candidates: Experience vs image

Apr. 19, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday will pit image against experience, with polls suggesting TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy heading for an overwhelming victory against President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko has held the office for nearly five years — while Zelenskiy has...

In Ukrainian candidate's hometown, a cry for change

Apr. 19, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

KRYVYI RIH, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of this grim industrial city in eastern Ukraine say they are exhausted by a daily battle for survival amid low wages and soaring bills. Many of them believe a native son — a comedian with no political experience — is just the person to lift them out of...

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of...

Ex-Obama counsel expects charges in Mueller-related probe

Apr. 11, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig expects to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, his lawyers said. "Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government's stubborn insistence on...

A look at Ukraine's 3 top presidential contenders

Mar. 28, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

By their nicknames, the top contenders in Ukraine's presidential election resemble a colorful operetta cast: "The Chocolate King," ''the Gas Princess," ''The Servant Of The People." Opinion polls before the March 31 vote indicate that no one will come close to the 50-percent support needed to win in the first...

Ukraine's ultra-right increasingly visible as election nears

Mar. 27, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukraine's presidential election draws near, its ultranationalist groups are becoming increasingly visible, posing a dilemma for the West. Thousands of far-right activists marched to incumbent President Petro Poroshenko's administration headquarters earlier this month, chanting about...

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

Mar. 22, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an elusive...