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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks on the second day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe

Feb. 15, 2020 1:57 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats from nations that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner pushed Iran’s foreign minister Saturday for more cooperation from Tehran on the investigation and other issues. Amid heightened tensions with the United States, Iran said it accidentally shot the...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, greets U.S. Senators Ron Johnson Chris, second left, Chris Murphy and John Barrasso during their visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Ukraine's president vows to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv

Feb. 15, 2020 8:51 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelenskiy said he...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. It’s the story of a president who either had a “perfect phone call” with Ukraine or abused his power and should be removed from office. What to watch as presidential impeachment arguments get underway in the Senate for only the third time in American history. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump says he might keep others from listening in on calls

Feb. 13, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he might end the long-running practice of letting other administration officials listen in on presidential calls with foreign leaders. That's after Trump's impeachment was triggered by his July phone call with the president of Ukraine. “I...

Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. She was awarded the 2020 J. Raymond

Ex-Ukraine ambassador: State Department leaders lack vision

Feb. 13, 2020 6:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The career U.S. diplomat who was ousted from her post in Ukraine by President Donald Trump, then was criticized by him as she testified at his impeachment hearings, warned that the State Department is facing a crisis with senior leaders who lack "vision.” Marie Yovanovitch,...

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday Jan. 31, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)

Ukrainian leader seeks more independence, fires top aide

Feb. 11, 2020 7:42 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president dismissed his chief of staff on Tuesday in a sign of intensifying rivalries in his entourage and a possible move to distance himself from a powerful billionaire. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration released his decree ousting Andriy Bohdan and putting...

Ukrainian lawmakers scuffle around the rostrum during a parliament session in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The Ukrainian parliament to considering the law to lift the ban on sales of farmland. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Brawl breaks out as Ukraine's lawmakers debate land reform

Feb. 6, 2020 11:48 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament is debating a proposed law to allow sales of the country's rich farmland, a high-tension issue that sparked a brawl among lawmakers Thursday. Proponents say that allowing sales of farmland that are currently outlawed would significantly boost Ukraine's struggling...

Key dates in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Feb. 5, 2020 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan review the honor guard during a welcome ceremony ahead of their talks in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Turkish president denounces Russia's annexation of Crimea

Feb. 3, 2020 1:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Turkey's president on Monday denounced the Russian annexation of Crimea and pledged to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said on a visit to Ukraine that Turkey will help build housing for 500 families of Crimean Tatars who have relocated to other...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

Feb. 3, 2020 6:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic...

In this image from video, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Jay Sekulow, speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Distortions in Trump's case for acquittal

Feb. 3, 2020 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment defense appears to have cleared the bar as far as his fellow Republicans are concerned. But its adherence to the facts is another matter. Multiple distortions marked Trump's case for acquittal in recent days as the Senate moved toward that expected...