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Investigation team to announce progress in MH17 probe

Jun. 19, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe Wednesday, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern...

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony

Jun. 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn't drunk enough water. Merkel's whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the...

The Latest: Germany's Merkel blames dehydration for shaking

Jun. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she's doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in...

Spain smashes prostitution ring that duped Ukrainian women

Jun. 18, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have freed 11 women, most of them Ukrainian, who traveled to Spain thinking they were taking jobs as hotel chambermaids but were forced to work as prostitutes. The National Police said in a statement Tuesday they believe the international gang had forced more than 200...

France vows to help Ukraine peace efforts

Jun. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to help Ukraine's new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said during a visit to Paris on Monday that the only way to solve the conflict is the diplomatic way...

Captain of cruise ship in Hungary crash released on bail

Jun. 13, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Ukrainian cruise ship captain suspected of responsibility in a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River has been released on bail, a Budapest court said Thursday. The Capital City Court said that the captain, identified earlier only as Yuriy C., isn't...

Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case

Jun. 11, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of "wholesale violations" of its mineral resources and fishing rights in the Black Sea and other waters bordered by the two countries as Kiev urged international arbitrators to hear a case about alleged Russian breaches of a United Nations...

Russia urges arbitration panel to toss out Black Sea case

Jun. 10, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia urged an international arbitration panel Monday to throw out a case filed by Ukraine linked to mineral and fishing rights in waters around the Crimean Peninsula. Preliminary hearings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration stem from Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, a...

Merkel party leader rejects call to end Russia sanctions

Jun. 8, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is rejecting a state governor's call for an end to sanctions against Russia. Saxony state Gov. Michael Kretschmer, a member of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, met President Vladimir Putin at an economic forum in Russia on Friday....

The Latest: Putin says no plan for Belarus merger

Jun. 7, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin at an investment forum (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no plan for a full merger of Russia and Belarus. Speaking Friday at an investment forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said the two...