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Ukrainian teen who plays Serena next saw this matchup coming

Jan. 18, 2019 1:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams' next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Saturday's matchup coming a decade ago. She tells the story of being at home in Ukraine at the age of 8 and watching on TV as Williams — whom she calls "a legend" —...

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

Jan. 17, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and publicly acknowledge that it failed to report its work for a foreign government, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with...

Law firm tied to former Trump campaign chair's Ukrainian work agrees to $4.6M settlement, registers as foreign agent

Jan. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law firm tied to former Trump campaign chair's Ukrainian work agrees to $4.6M settlement, registers as foreign agent.

Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

Jan. 17, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Thursday adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence. The bill could potentially affect some 12,000 churches in Ukraine and vast amounts of property, including...

2 charged with hacking SEC computers in trading scheme

Jan. 15, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Ukrainian men hacked into the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers to steal thousands of quarterly and annual reports of public companies and worked with traders to use the information to make more than $4 million in illegal profits, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said...

Moscow courts extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen

Jan. 15, 2019 10:26 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight Ukrainian seamen who were among 24 captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. Three Ukrainian vessels and their crews were fired at and seized by the Russians in November. Russia insists the men should be put on trial for violating...

Building at renowned Kiev monastery complex catches fire

Jan. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Fire has broken out in a building at the renowned Pechersk monastery complex in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, but is not endangering any significant buildings and there have been no reported injuries. The fire broke out Monday afternoon on the second floor of the two-story building and spread...

Ukraine FM: Russia will do everything to break up

Jan. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EST

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Ukrainian foreign minister says Russia "will be doing everything to break up Ukraine, somehow to divide Ukraine further." Pavlo Klimkin says Moscow doesn't want "to have a free and democratic Ukraine as such" and his country needs "military, political and economic support to...

Timeline: Life and death of ex-Nazi guard deported from US

Jan. 10, 2019 8:50 PM EST

Major events in the life of Jakiw Palij, the 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who was deported to Germany last August after living quietly in the U.S. for decades. Local media reported he died on Wednesday at a care home in Ahlen. ___ EARLY LIFE AND NAZI SERVICE —Aug. 16, 1923: Born in...

Report: Ex-Nazi camp guard deported by US dies in Germany

Jan. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived an unassuming life in New York City for decades until his past was revealed and he was deported to Germany last year, has died, German media reported Thursday. He was 95. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Westfaelische...