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16 Killed in Ukraine Mine Blast

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s emergencies ministry says 16 miners have been killed in an explosion at a mine in the country’s east. The ministry said three other miners were injured in the blast early Friday morning and hospitalized, while nine were missing. The explosion occurred at a mine in the Luhansk region. News reports quote regional officials as […]

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16 Killed in Ukraine Mine Blast

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s emergencies ministry says 16 miners have been killed in an explosion at a mine in the country’s east. The ministry said two other miners were injured in Friday’s blast and hospitalized, while 10 remained missing. The explosion occurred at a mine in the Lugansk region. Ukraine’s coal mines are among the world’s most dangerous […]

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Judge Rejects Prosecution Request to Arrest Tymoshenko

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The judge in former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s abuse of power trial has refused a prosecution motion to arrest her for disrupting the proceedings. In his decision in the Kyiv court, Judge Rodion Kireyev agreed with prosecutors that Tymoshenko had disrupted and delayed the proceedings while showing disdain for the court. But he dismissed […]

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Fire Kills 16 in Ukrainian Retirement Home

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian officials say a fire at a home for the elderly has killed 16 people and injured 11 others. The Emergency Ministry said the fire early Sunday engulfed a one-story wood and concrete retirement home in the western village of Bile. The ministry said three of the 11 rescued were in serious condition. The cause […]

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Armenian President Visits Ukraine

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan begins an official visit to Ukraine Friday aimed at boosting bilateral economic and cultural ties. During the two-day visit, President Sarkisyan will hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, Parliament Speaker Vladimir Litvin and other top officials in Kyiv. He also will meet with Ukrainian business and culture leaders and […]

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Ukraine Court Adjourns Tymoshenko Trial

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukranian court on Wednesday adjourned the trial of opposition politician and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Judge Rodion Kireyev postponed the proceedings after Ms. Tymoshenko asked for more time to go over the charges against her. The trial is to resume July 4. Ms. Tymoshenko, who is accused of abusing the office of prime […]

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Former Ukraine Prime Minister Goes on Trial

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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) The trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, opened Friday with her accusing President Viktor Yanukovych of using the proceeding to keep her out of politics. Ms. Tymoshenko, now a top Ukrainian opposition leader, is on trial for alleged abuse of power. The former prime minister denounced the trial as a pre-arranged farce […]

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Former Ukraine Prime Minister Goes on Trial

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko opened Friday with her accusing President Viktor Yanukovych of using the proceeding to keep her out of politics. Ms. Tymoshenko, now a top Ukrainian opposition leader, is on trial for alleged abuse of power. The former prime minister denounced the trial as a pre-arranged farce and […]

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Former Ukraine Prime Minister Goes on Trial

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s former prime minister is on trial for alleged abuse of power. Yulia Tymoshenko, now a top opposition leader, went on trial Friday in the capital, Kiev. She has been charged with abuse of office in signing a deal with Moscow to buy Russian natural gas at prices investigators said were too high. Ms. Tymoshenko […]

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Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko to Stand Trial

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is to stand trial Friday on charges of abuse of power. Her trial is to open at Kyiv’s Pechersk court. According to the Ukrainian Interfax news agency, representatives from the U.S. law firm Covington & Burling will make up part of the team advising Ms. Tymoshenko’s defense at the […]

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