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Ukraine: Sovereign state in Eastern Europe
Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 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 religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. 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 the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world.

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Ukraine election: Voters to choose between comedian and president

ukraine election: voters to choose between comedian and president
Television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite at the polls against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine: Candidates clash ahead of presidential poll

ukraine: candidates clash ahead of presidential poll
Ukraine's rival presidential candidates hold a long-awaited head-to-head televised debate.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Ukraine

Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls [Video]Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls

Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Comedian Expected To Be Elected Ukraine's President [Video]Comedian Expected To Be Elected Ukraine's President

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change. People..

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Ukraine presidential election: voting underway [Video]Ukraine presidential election: voting underway

Ukrainians are voting in a presidential election with a choice between a TV comedian or a billionaire businessman

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Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig [Video]Trial Date Set For Former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig

Politico reports former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig will go on trial Aug. 12th. He's being charged with lying and concealing information from the Justice Departments about his work for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Ukraine election: presidential candidates trade barbs in stadium debate [Video]Ukraine election: presidential candidates trade barbs in stadium debate

Ukraine's presidential election candidates have taken part in a stadium debate with polls showing TV comedian Volodmyr Zelensky ahead of Petro Poroshenko

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Ukraine's Probable New Leader Could Reconcile With Moscow And Get Territory Back [Video]Ukraine's Probable New Leader Could Reconcile With Moscow And Get Territory Back

According to Reuters, Ukraine’s new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and major investments from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow...

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Who is the comedian poised to win Ukraine's election? [Video]Who is the comedian poised to win Ukraine's election?

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker goes to the birthplace of Volodomyr Zelenskiy to find out more about the actor, comedian and frontrunner in Ukraine's presidential election.

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Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president [Video]Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president

Ukrainians fed up with entrenched corruption and hungry for change are likely to elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience, as their next president in a run-off vote..

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Ukraine poised to step into the unknown with election runoff [Video]Ukraine poised to step into the unknown with election runoff

Comedian and TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy looks set to win by a landslide - but what does he stand for, and how could Ukraine change if he wins the presidency?

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Russian artist sends political message with candy [Video]Russian artist sends political message with candy

Yulia Gavrilova expresses her political preference for Ukraine's presidential elections with a portrait of candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, made from candy.

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Ukraine election: Petro Poroshenko remains unpopular in Odessa [Video]Ukraine election: Petro Poroshenko remains unpopular in Odessa

Ethnic diversity may be why voters in Odessa reject their incumbent president in the first round of the presidential election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Officials Tighten Restrictions On NY County Measles Outbreak [Video]Officials Tighten Restrictions On NY County Measles Outbreak

Rockland County, New York, has issued new orders that force anyone with measles to stay home for up to 21 days in order to curb the virus' spread.

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Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off [Video]Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko seeks to reboot his campaign in response to strong competition from his challenger, the comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Edward Baran reports.

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Ukraine's one-sided debate [Video]Ukraine's one-sided debate

Ukraine's one-sided debate

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Big clean-up at Chernobyl, Ukraine, ahead of 33rd anniversary of nuclear accident [Video]Big clean-up at Chernobyl, Ukraine, ahead of 33rd anniversary of nuclear accident

Visitors leave their mark on the area, especially those who come without the necessary permission or with a guide’s supervision. A lot of rubbish has to be collected, which is part of the 33rd..

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London Police Forced To Open Fire After Car Rams Ukrainian Ambassador's Car [Video]London Police Forced To Open Fire After Car Rams Ukrainian Ambassador's Car

According to a report by CNN, on Saturday, police in London say that officers opened fire on a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy after it rammed the ambassador's official car. A statement from the..

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Eyewitness describes moment police fire shots after ambassador's car 'rammed' [Video]Eyewitness describes moment police fire shots after ambassador's car 'rammed'

Police fired shots outside the Ukrainian embassy after the ambassador's car was "deliberately rammed". An eyewitness describes the attack in Holland Park in west London.

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U.S. Political Consultant Avoids Jail Time In Case Linked to Russia Probe [Video]U.S. Political Consultant Avoids Jail Time In Case Linked to Russia Probe

According to Reuters, a U.S. judge on Friday sentenced Republican political consultant Samuel Patten to 36 months of probation and a $5,000 fine, in a case spun out of U.S. Special Counsel Robert..

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Former Obama lawyer charged in Mueller spin-off probe [Video]Former Obama lawyer charged in Mueller spin-off probe

Greg Craig, a former White House counsel in the Obama administration, is to be arraigned Friday on charges of lying to the Justice Department about work he performed in 2012 for Ukraine in a case that..

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Former Obama White House Lawyer Indicted for Lying [Video]Former Obama White House Lawyer Indicted for Lying

The charges stem from an investigation that started with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Democratic Attorney Charged In Mueller-Related Probe [Video]Democratic Attorney Charged In Mueller-Related Probe

CNN reports a federal grand jury indicted Greg Craig on Thursday, a Democratic attorney who worked for two presidents. Craig was charged with making false statements and concealing information in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

White House Counsel Under Obama Charged By Justice Department [Video]White House Counsel Under Obama Charged By Justice Department

According to Reuters, a former White House counsel in the Obama administration was been charged by the Justice Department. Greg Craig was charged with lying to the Justice Department about work he..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Former Obama White House Lawyer Expects Indictment for Lying [Video]Former Obama White House Lawyer Expects Indictment for Lying

The expected charges stem from an investigation that started with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Ukraine Presidential Candidates Have Take Drug And Alcohol Test On Live TV Ahead Of Debate [Video]Ukraine Presidential Candidates Have Take Drug And Alcohol Test On Live TV Ahead Of Debate

Ukraine Presidential Candidates Have Take Drug And Alcohol Test On Live TV Ahead Of Debate

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Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political..
Reuters - Published

Putin ally to Ukraine's probable new leader: Reconcile with Moscow and get territory back

Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine awaits comic v oligarch presidential election debate

ukraine awaits comic v oligarch presidential election debate
A clash between comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and the outgoing president is eagerly awaited.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine election: What a TV box set may tell us about the future

ukraine election: what a tv box set may tell us about the future
The likely winner of Sunday's presidential election once played the Ukrainian president in a TV show.
BBC News - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy keeps Ukraine presidential poll lead

Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a political novice who plays a fictional president in a popular TV series, has kept his lead in Ukraine's presidential election race, according to an opinion poll..
Reuters - Published

Ukrainian leader's re-election drive to win the army vote stutters

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thought he could rely for his re-election in part on the votes of soldiers who have spent years fighting pro-Russian separatists. But a visit to the frontline found..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine says it captured Russian military intelligence hit squad

Ukraine's security service SBU said on Wednesday it had captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine election rivals trade taunts and media tricks

ukraine election rivals trade taunts and media tricks
A TV comic is tipped to become Ukrainian president, but his rival is a political heavyweight.
BBC News - Published

Mutual friends and borrowed cars: how Ukraine's would-be leader is linked to tycoon

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, front runner to be the next Ukrainian president, has connections to one of the country's wealthiest tycoons that are undermining his image as an insurgent who will sweep aside the..
Reuters - Published

Comedian Zelenskiy would win second round of Ukraine vote, poll shows

The presidential candidate and comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Poroshenko 2.0: Ukraine leader reboots campaign ahead of presidential run-off

Flanked by rock musicians wearing yellow overalls and black t-shirts with skulls on them, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko pumped his fist, danced to the music and waved to supporters outside a..
Reuters - Published

Man accused of ramming Ukrainian ambassador's car and driving at police sectioned

Armed officers opened fire as vehicle was aimed at them, Scotland Yard says
Independent - Published

Ukraine election: Poroshenko debates empty podium as Zelensky stays away

ukraine election: poroshenko debates empty podium as zelensky stays away
Petro Poroshenko's rival, Volodymyr Zelensky, fails to turn up for their election debate.
BBC News - Published

Police open fire after car 'driven at officers' in London

police open fire after car 'driven at officers' in london
The Ukrainian embassy in London says police detained an individual who rammed the ambassador's car.
BBC News - Published

London police fire shots as vehicle rams Ukraine ambassador's car: embassy

British police fired shots after a vehicle rammed the parked car of Ukraine's ambassador in London on Saturday, the Ukrainian embassy said. No one was injured, it said.
Reuters - Published

Defiant Poroshenko: Ukraine's voters will choose substance over style in election

Ukraine's leader on Friday said he was confident of turning the tables on his inexperienced opponent in the second round of the presidential election, saying voters would choose a substantive program..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lobbying probes persist though Mueller investigation over

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in U.S. politics is over, but prosecutors are investigating two prominent Washington lobbyists for their work for the former pro-Russian..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Policies of Ukraine's presidential frontrunner Zelenskiy

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian with no prior political experience, is the frontrunner to become Ukraine's next president.
Reuters - Published

Ukrainian comedian gets serious with investors in bid for presidency

In a popular TV series, a fictional Ukrainian president gets so drunk at a dinner with the head of the International Monetary Fund that he throws her into a swimming pool.
Reuters - Published

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