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Comic who vowed to unite Ukraine wins votes in east and west

Apr. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Political mandates don't get much more powerful than the one Ukrainian voters gave comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who as president-elect faces daunting challenges along with an overwhelming directive to produce change. With nearly all ballots counted, Zelenskiy had 73% of the vote...

Court orders Russian ex-minister jailed for 2 months

Mar. 27, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian Cabinet member was ordered Wednesday to stay behind bars on charges of embezzling $62 million. The Basmanny District Court ordered Mikhail Abyzov be kept in custody for two months while an investigation continues. Abyzov is accused of leading a criminal group that allegedly...

Russian ex-minister arrested on fraud charges

Mar. 26, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian government minister has been arrested on charges of embezzling $62 million, fueling speculation about possible fallout for the prime minister who was his political patron. Mikhail Abyzov is accused of presiding over a criminal group that allegedly siphoned 4 billion rubles...

Ukrainian presidential candidate meets Russian PM in Moscow

Mar. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian presidential candidate has traveled to Moscow to meet with the Russian prime minister to discuss gas supplies. Yuri Boyko, a rare openly pro-Russian candidate, trails far behind a comedian, a former premier and the incumbent president in opinion polls ahead of Ukraine's...

Russia faces protests over factory on shores of lake Baikal

Mar. 12, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister vowed Tuesday to audit a prospective water bottling plant on the shores of the world's deepest freshwater lake, a listed world heritage site. Asked by a member of a sports team in Siberia for his comment, Dmitry Medvedev told Russian news agencies that he had received...

Bulgaria proceeds with plans to build Turk Stream extension

Feb. 28, 2019 6:04 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's state-run gas network operator Bulgartransgaz is relaunching a 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 billion) tender to expand the country's gas transport system from Turkey to Serbia. The company said Thursday that bids for construction of the 484-kilometer (300-miles) pipeline to...