Fighting rages in east Ukraine for third day

Fighting rages in east Ukraine for third day

Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels were on Tuesday locked in fighting for a third straight day at a flashpoint town that left thousands shivering without power and sparked renewed EU concern about security in its backyard. The industrial hub of Avdiivka came under an unexpected assault Sunday from insurgents seeking to wrest back territory controlled […]

IMF releases long-awaited $1bn in aid for Ukraine

IMF releases long-awaited $1bn in aid for Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund said its board on Wednesday approved a long-awaited loan disbursement to Ukraine of about $1 billion after a review of the country’s bailout program. The IMF has agreed to pump $17.5 billion into Ukraine’s economy in a four-year bailout, releasing the funds in installments subject to the government making progress on […]

Trump’s embattled campaign chair steps down amid Ukraine reports

Trump’s embattled campaign chair steps down amid Ukraine reports

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of a campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true professional.” “I am very […]

Ukraine puts military near Crimea on alert amid Russia tensions

Ukraine puts military near Crimea on alert amid Russia tensions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday put the military on highest state of alert along the frontier with Crimea after Russia accused Kiev of making attempted incursions into the annexed region. Moscow’s FSB security service said Wednesday it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” by Ukraine’s military on the Black Sea peninsula that Russia seized from Ukraine […]

Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea ‘terror’ campaign

Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea ‘terror’ campaign

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging “terror” over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied. Russia’s security agency announced it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back an armed assault, claims that have ratcheted up tensions first sparked by Moscow’s 2014 […]

Northern Ireland earn historic 2-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland earn historic 2-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday thanks to goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase at Euro 2016. A flying header from veteran West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn’s injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave […]

Spanish combatants detained for ‘joining Ukraine rebels’

Spanish combatants detained for ‘joining Ukraine rebels’

Police on Friday arrested eight Spaniards who they said had returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, sources close to the investigation said. Officers detained the eight suspects in six regions across Spain, the interior ministry said in a statement. A source described them as “pro-Russian” and far-left in ideology. “Eight Spanish combatants […]

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

Moscow and Kiev in talks to extend Ukraine truce

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine on Monday agreed to work on establishing a bilateral ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Moscow separatists, just hours before a repeatedly violated unilateral truce is set to expire. The telephone call between President Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s Vladimir Putin also included Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s François Hollande. Poroshenko […]

Man arrested on red carpet says he never hit Pitt

Man arrested on red carpet says he never hit Pitt

LOS ANGELES: The man who was arrested after jostling with Brad Pitt on a red carpet last week says he was merely trying to give the actor a hug and didn´t mean him any harm. Vitalli Sediuk says he accepts responsibility for the incident and will spend the next few months dealing with the legal […]

Ukraine crisis: Border guards’ centre is attacked

Ukraine crisis: Border guards’ centre is attacked

Hundreds of separatists in eastern Ukraine are continuing their assault on a border command centre near the city of Luhansk, the border agency says. It says five militants were killed and eight wounded when the centre came under sustained attack. Seven border guards are said to have been wounded. A Ukrainian military aircraft was called […]

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko makes beautiful sand and shell mosaics using materials commonly found on beaches. Each portrait were carefully assembled by hand, and no colors were used. The element you see on these portraits come from a variety of naturally colored shells and pebbles, and an occasional plant root or bark of a tree. […]

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012

1. Tourists sunbathing next to the Costa Concordia Vacationers bask in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia. Twenty-eight people were killed when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy. Image by Max Rossi / Reuters   2. The Waldo Canyon fire The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood near the foothills of […]

Greatest Game Of Twister In Ukraine: You Try This

Greatest Game Of Twister In Ukraine: You Try This

Young people of Odessa, Ukraine, are apparently very fond of playing twister. Not even the rain that started in the middle of their favorite game could spoil their fun. Just have a look at their happy smiling faces and you’ll see how much do they enjoy this game. It’s really nice seeing these kind of […]