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Ukraine: Country in Eastern Europe
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it both the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy.

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Fragile hopes for peace in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time at a summit in Paris. The aim is to restart the peace process in Ukraine's eastern Donbas..
France 24 - Published

Ukraine conflict: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris

The Russian and Ukrainian leaders go into face-to-face talks to end the eastern Ukraine conflict.
BBC News - Published

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Heckler shouts 'Trump is innocent' at House evidence hearing [Video]Heckler shouts 'Trump is innocent' at House evidence hearing

A heckler at the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Monday could be overheard shouting "Trump is innocent" before he was escorted from the room. The panel will formally review evidence from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

'No capitulation': Ukrainians rally before Russia summit [Video]'No capitulation': Ukrainians rally before Russia summit

Thousands gather in Kyiv, urge Zelenskyy to defend country's interests in Putin meeting on war in eastern Ukraine.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Trump: Giuliani Willing To Participate In Impeachment Hearings Over Ukraine Trips [Video]Trump: Giuliani Willing To Participate In Impeachment Hearings Over Ukraine Trips

Politico reports Rudy Giuliani is reported to have traveled to Ukraine this week. It's to continue his quest to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

White House won't participate in Trump impeachment hearing [Video]White House won't participate in Trump impeachment hearing

The White House said on Friday it would refuse to take part in hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives set for next week that will consider what articles of impeachment to bring against President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:01Published

What a Senate impeachment trial could look like [Video]What a Senate impeachment trial could look like

U.S. President Donald Trump has refused to engage with the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry but is expected to adopt a very different strategy in the likely event of a trial in the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:39Published

Ukrainian beauty queen who was forced to give up crown sues for discrimination [Video]Ukrainian beauty queen who was forced to give up crown sues for discrimination

Veronika Didusenko was crowned the most beautiful woman in her country. She took part and won the 2018 Miss Ukraine beauty-pageant. But then, after four days, she was forced to give up her crown once..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:51Published

At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over his son [Video]At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over his son

On a day when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to fortify his foreign policy credentials in his quest to take on Donald Trump next year, he mixed it up with an Iowa voter over his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:26Published

People outside WH react to Pelosi's impeachment announcement [Video]People outside WH react to Pelosi's impeachment announcement

People outside the White House on Thursday gave mixed reaction to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that she directed the House Judiciary Commitee to draft articles of impeachment against..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani in Ukraine [Video]Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani in Ukraine

An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in Kiev to discuss the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukrainian state bodies...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

McCarthy confident House impeachment vote 'will be no' [Video]McCarthy confident House impeachment vote 'will be no'

After U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the she was directing a House committee to draft articles of impeachment, U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday said that he was..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

'Don't accuse me' of hating Trump: Pelosi to reporter [Video]'Don't accuse me' of hating Trump: Pelosi to reporter

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday to a reporter, 'Don't mess with me when it comes to words like that', when responding to a reporter who asked if she hates U.S. President Donald Trump...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Pelosi calls for impeachment articles against Trump [Video]Pelosi calls for impeachment articles against Trump

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday (December 5) said she has instructed the House Judiciary panel to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:40Published

Legal experts testify Trump actions are impeachable [Video]Legal experts testify Trump actions are impeachable

Three constitutional law experts called by Democrats testified Trump's actions concerning Ukraine represented impeachable offenses as the House Judiciary Committee began proceedings expected to end in..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 03:57Published

'Narrow, fast impeachments have failed': law expert [Video]'Narrow, fast impeachments have failed': law expert

Jonathan Turley, a professor of public interest law at the George Washington University Law School, chosen by Republicans as a witness, on Wednesday during the House Judiciary Committee's Trump..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Sparks fly in first public Judiciary impeachment hearing [Video]Sparks fly in first public Judiciary impeachment hearing

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler during the committee's first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, said on Wednesday that the president 'invited foreign interference' in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

'Tomorrow provides nothing': Judiciary Committee ranking member [Video]'Tomorrow provides nothing': Judiciary Committee ranking member

Republican Representative Doug Collins, the ranking member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, made the comment on Tuesday as the Judiciary Committee begins impeachment inquiry hearings on Wednesday..

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House Democrats lay out case for impeaching Trump [Video]House Democrats lay out case for impeaching Trump

Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his chances of re-election next year, undermined national security and ordered an “unprecedented” campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said in a..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:55Published

No evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: State Dept. official [Video]No evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: State Dept. official

State Department official David Hale told Democratic Senator Bob Menendez during a hearing on future U.S. policy towards Russia that Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was not a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east [Video]With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east

Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping launched a landmark gas pipeline on Monday, in a boost to economic and political ties between the two major powers. David Doyle..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:02Published

 

Impeachment Hearing: What to Expect in the Judiciary Committee Today

Lawmakers will hear Democratic and Republican lawyers present evidence about President Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine before considering articles of impeachment later this week.
NYTimes.com - Published

Crypto Payments Now Legal in Ukraine

Lawmakers in Ukraine have adopted new legislation that legalizes crypto payments as the country moves forward with strict compliance to international anti-money laundering (AML) standards. Private..
WorldNews - Published

Robert Urwin returns home from Ukraine over bounced cheque

Robert Urwin spent 14 months in the country despite being cleared of any wrongdoing.
BBC News - Published

Clash expected at House Judiciary briefing on report about Trump's dealings with Ukraine - impeachment latest

The committee will walk lawmakers through the report, but Republicans have called on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to answer questions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment Week 12: House Judiciary gets briefing on Ukraine, may begin drafting articles of impeachment

This week in the impeachment inquiry: The House Judiciary Committee gets a briefing on Ukraine and may begin drafting articles of impeachment.
USATODAY.com - Published

What to Watch at Monday’s Impeachment Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will hear evidence as it considers articles of impeachment against President Trump for pressuring Ukraine to help him against his domestic political rivals.
NYTimes.com - Published

Democrats are at an impeachment crossroads

democrats are at an impeachment crossroads
Washington (CNN)That President Donald Trump should be impeached is self-evident to most of the Democratic Party, which has recoiled at his entire presidency and was ready to get rid of him long before..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine: Paris talks with Russia aim to end eastern conflict

The first face-to-face talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine will take place in Paris.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine seeks to require UK court hearings if Russia tries to enforce debt

Ukraine will ask the British Supreme Court on Monday not to force it to pay billions of dollars in debt to Russia without a trial that would determine whether Kiev was forced to borrow the money under..
Reuters - Published

Ted Cruz says Ukraine 'blatantly interfered' in 2016 election during testy exchange with Chuck Todd

Sen. Ted Cruz only could point to one op-ed from a former ambassador to the U.S. as proof that "Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election."
USATODAY.com - Published

Democrats narrow down Trump impeachment charges ahead of possible vote this week

Democratic lawmakers could vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Sunday as lawmakers sharpened their focus on charges..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Ukrainians fear president will accept peace on Putin's terms, as questions swirl over US support

ukrainians fear president will accept peace on putin's terms, as questions swirl over us support
Kiev, Ukraine (CNN)As the US pushes forward with impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump and his dealings with Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian leader is set to sit down Monday with the man..
WorldNews - Published

Don't cede too much for peace at Paris talks, Ukrainians tell president

Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kiev on Sunday to send a message to Ukraine's president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday, that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the..
Reuters - Published

Macron aims to revive Ukraine peace process at Paris summit

After a three-year freeze in negotiations over the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, a meeting is set for Monday at France's Élysée Palace.
France 24 - Published

IMF and Ukraine reach tentative $5.5b aid deal

imf and ukraine reach tentative $5.5b aid deal
WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a “staff-level” agreement with Ukraine on a new $5.5 billion, three-year aid program for the war-scarred country. IMF..
WorldNews - Published

Trump says Rudy Giuliani will give information about Ukraine to Justice Department, Congress

"He has not told me what he found," President Donald Trump says of an investigation by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in Ukraine.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mike Pence's office says it doesn't know what Adam Schiff wants declassified in impeachment inquiry

Democrat has asked the vice president to declassify supplemental testimony over his Sept. 18 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
USATODAY.com - Published

G.O.P. Tactic on Impeachment: Turn Ukraine Allegations Against Biden

President Trump and his allies are pushing debunked claims of corruption by Mr. Biden as a counternarrative to impeachment.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ukraine rebel's widow finds husband's remains by road five years on

On a clear afternoon in eastern Ukraine this autumn, Svetlana Sidorenko, 54, clutched her mouth and wept as men slowly unearthed the remains of her husband by a road five years after he was killed..
Reuters - Published

'Don't Trust Putin': Ukraine's Former President Warns Successor Volodymyr Zelensky Ahead of Talks

'don't trust putin': ukraine's former president warns successor volodymyr zelensky ahead of talks
Kiev: Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko on Friday warned his...
WorldNews - Published

How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed

how impeachment works and why trump is unlikely to be removed
United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump Officials Dispute Some Giuliani Call Logs in Bid to Weaken Democrats’ Case

The impeachment report shows that the president’s personal lawyer was in frequent contact with the White House at key moments in the Ukraine pressure campaign.
NYTimes.com - Published

Germany-Russia murder row raises tensions for Merkel

Germany wants progress with Russia on Ukraine and energy, but a Berlin murder has soured ties.
BBC News - Published

'You're a damn liar man' - Biden in heated exchange with voter

The Democratic presidential hopeful reacts after being challenged over his son's Ukraine activities.
BBC News - Published

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden chides voter over accusation about Ukraine

"You're a damn liar, man," Biden said to a voter who accused him of "selling access" to the presidency in Ukraine.
USATODAY.com - Published

At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over Ukraine

On a day when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to fortify his foreign policy credentials in his quest to take on Donald Trump next year, he mixed it up with an Iowa voter over his..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure..
Reuters - Published

Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bristling over a question about whether she "hates" President Donald Trump. She earlier announced that the House will draft articles of impeachment against Trump over his..
USATODAY.com - Published

Factbox: Ukraine, Russia leaders to meet in Paris for peace talks

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia will meet in Paris next Monday to discuss a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the exchange of prisoners but diplomats see little chance of a breakthrough.
Reuters - Published

Pelosi says Democrats to pursue articles of impeachment against Trump

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine lawmaker met Giuliani to discuss misuse of U.S. taxpayer money in Ukraine

An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer in Kiev to discuss the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukrainian state bodies.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine threatens to wall off part of Donbass region if no agreement with Russia

A top Ukrainian presidential aide on Thursday said Ukraine would wall off the rest of the country from occupied territories if Russia failed to agree to a ceasefire and prisoner swap at a summit in..
Reuters - Published

Does the Constitution justify impeaching Trump?

does the constitution justify impeaching trump?
(CNN)For two tumultuous months, Washington has been fixated on what President Donald Trump did. Now it's time to work out what should happen to him. Four renowned law professors showed up before the..
WorldNews - Published

Little wiggle room as Ukraine, Russia leaders meet for crunch Paris talks

Ukrainian and Russian leaders will try to seal a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and agree on prisoner swaps when they meet next week, but with Kiev politically constrained and Moscow unlikely to bend,..
Reuters - Published

Democrats should rethink 'bribery' strategy on Trump impeachment: Andrew Johnson expert

Impeachment experts raise 3 key questions for Congress: Is there enough evidence? No harm done since Ukraine got its aid? And what exactly is bribery?
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment Briefing: Highlights From Legal Experts’ Testimony

Investigators asked constitutional scholars whether the elements of President Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine amount to impeachable offenses.
NYTimes.com - Published

Legal experts called by Democrats tell Congress that Trump's actions are impeachable

Three legal experts told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival amounted to impeachable offenses, in a hearing that laid..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

'High crime' or 'railroad job'? Combative hearing explores whether Trump committed impeachable acts

The House Judiciary Committee hears trio of law professors say President Trump committed impeachable offenses urging Ukraine to investigate rival
USATODAY.com - Published

Scholars Call Trump’s Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power

Democrats and Republicans clashed over the Constitution and President Trump’s conduct as the House Judiciary Committee formally began its impeachment proceedings.
NYTimes.com - Published

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