Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

World Jul 17, 2019

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

Families of the victims of flight MH17 marked five years on Wednesday since the crash, with calls for justice for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less than a ...

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Ukraine eyes Olympic bid despite economic struggles

Ukraine's new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still damaged by years of political turmoil. Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who was elected president in April, said Tuesday there should be a national plan to build ...

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

World Jul 5, 2019

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis for "substantive talks" at the Vatican Thursday, and thanked the pontiff for discussions on a range of topics, including Ukraine and the Catholic Church in Russia. Francis received Putin in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic ...

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

World / Social Issues Jun 24, 2019

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kiev's Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday, the biggest-ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine. The participants, waving rainbow and Ukrainian flags and sporting colorful costumes, marched through the center of ...

Trump and Putin discuss possible new nuclear accord, White House says

World May 4, 2019

Trump and Putin discuss possible new nuclear accord, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for more than an hour on Friday, discussing the possibility of a new nuclear accord, North Korean denuclearization, Ukraine and the political situation in Venezuela, the White House said. "Had a long and very good ...