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Nations of Iran crash victims seek compensation for families

The governments of countries that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner demanded Thursday that Tehran accept “full responsibility” and pay compensation to the victims’ families.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador

Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her …


Parnas used access to Trump’s world to help push shadow Ukraine effort, new documents show

Documents and text messages released Wednesday evening by House Democrats show how Lev Parnas, the former associate of Rudy Giuliani, used the extensive entree he had to President Donald Trump’s …


Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash

Iran’s top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to“ for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported …


Researchers: Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment


Iran crash and missile claims put Ukraine president in bind

As allegations swirl and denials clash over what caused the fatal crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran this week, Ukraine’s president is caught in the middle.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S., Canadian officials say

Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S. and Canadian officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which …


Iran says Ukrainian plane was on fire, tried to turn back

Iranian investigators say the crew of the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran the previous day never made a radio call for help and was trying to turn back to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Ukrainian airplane crashes in Iran, killing at least 170

Iranian state TV is reporting a Ukrainian airplane carrying 180 passengers and crew has crashed near an airport in the capital, Tehran


Pompeo to visit Ukraine as Senate weighs impeachment trial

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine this week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump’s impeachment.


Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal

In a back corner of the swank H Bar in Houston, near a huge photo of Brigitte Bardot with a dangling cigarette and a deck of cards, two Russian-speaking men …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Researcher: Data on 267 million Facebook users exposed

A Ukrainian security researcher says a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users was exposed on the open internet for …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Russia, Ukraine agree to revive peace process

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed Monday to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners, but they failed to …


Trudy Rubin: Trump’s most dangerous behavior on Ukraine may not be an impeachable offense

In the impeachment case, the spotlight has focused on Trump’s arm-twisting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but less attention has been paid to Trump’s other, more damaging demand.


Zelenskiy: Allies ‘can’t go blocking’ aid at time of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn’t speak with President Donald Trump “from the position of a quid pro quo“ last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

July 25 forecast: Sunny, with cloud of impeachment for Trump

If there was one day that crystallized all the forces that resulted in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, it was July 25


Ukraine focuses on uprooting corruption amid US scrutiny

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rode into office this year on a pledge to tackle the corruption that was rife under his two most recent predecessors. Analysts and activists have given …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers supports aid to Ukraine but doesn’t see President Trump’s delay as impeachable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined the Congressional Ukraine Caucus after visiting that country in 2015. She disagrees with the Trump administration’s decision earlier this year to delay military aid to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Trump insists on debunked Ukraine theory, despite testimony

President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a “fictional narrative” …


Nina Jankowicz: The real impeachment bombshell

As the first public impeachment hearings transfixed the country last week with revelations on a recalled ambassador and quid pro quos, America’s collective mind was blown by another bombshell: “Wait, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Former Trump adviser undercuts GOP impeachment defenses

Impeachment witnesses say Giuliani pursued political probes in Ukraine.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Pence says he has no recollection of Ukraine aid concerns

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he has no recollection of a conversation described by Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations sought by President …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Sondland worked with Giuliani at Trump’s ‘express direction’

Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Trump call ‘improper,’ aide testifies; GOP hits his loyalty

A career Army officer testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine was “improper,” as Republicans in the impeachment inquiry tried to undercut the national security official with remarkable …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine, talks about summit

Three Ukrainian naval ships that were seized by Russia nearly a year ago have been returned, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Time and again, envoy Gordon Sondland’s Ukraine tale differs from others

The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tale. Then there’s Gordon Sondland.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

U.S. officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

France will host of Russia, Ukraine to seek settlement of conflict that has killed 13,000

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

Ousted U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue …