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Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

May. 26, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former finance...

UN court: Russia must free 3 detained Ukraine ships, sailors

May. 25, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels it captured in November and free the 24 sailors it detained. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its order at its Hamburg headquarters following a hearing earlier...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

May. 25, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former finance...

UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors

May. 25, 2019 6:58 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors.

Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian who won 73% of the presidential vote last month, dissolved parliament on...

Ukraine's president calls new parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...

The Latest: Ukraine leader calls snap parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's politics (all times local): 6 p.m. Ukraine's new president has signed a decree dissolving the parliament and calling a snap election in two months. Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced his intention to disband the legislature minutes after being sworn in Monday. His...

Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election

May. 21, 2019 10:54 AM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president signs decree to disband parliament, calls snap parliamentary election.

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

May. 20, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Russia needed nine "yes" votes in the...

The Latest: UN rejects Russian attempt to meet on Ukraine

May. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian attempt to hold a meeting on a new Ukrainian language law, with opponents saying Moscow wanted to upstage the inauguration of Ukraine's new president. Russia got just five of...