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‘Biden bungalow’: Donor with deep Ukraine ties lent $500,000 to Biden’s brother

James and Sara Biden attend a state dinner in 2011. The couple took out a mortgage that was later released by the lender, controlled by long-time Joe Biden donor Michael Hynansky. | Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo 2020 elections The mortgage [...]

Ukraine election: early results indicate big win for president’s party

Volodymyr Zelenskiy expected to command outright majority with 42% of the vote Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president is on course for full domination of the country’s political scene after results from Sunday’s parliamentary [...]

Protesters tear down Zhukov bust in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) – Protesters have torn down a towering bust of Soviet military hero Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Ukraine’s second-largest city. Destruction of the monument in Kharkiv on Sunday came amid protests by an array of far-right and [...]

Giuliani cancels Ukraine trip amid political meddling charges

Rudy Giuliani previously said he was planning to leave for Ukraine on Sunday and return Wednesday. But by late Friday, he had canceled his trip. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Rudy Giuliani, [...]

A Kremlin Offer of Expedited Citizenship Challenges Ukraine

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia signed a decree on Wednesday simplifying the citizenship process for people in separatist-held regions of Ukraine, issuing a challenge to Ukraine’s president-elect that threatens to intensify [...]

The Latest: Corruption, dire economy key issues in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – The Latest on Ukraine’s presidential runoff: (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Corruption and economic stagnation are big issues for voters in Ukraine’s presidential runoff. Lyudmila Potrebko, a 22-year-old computer [...]

Ukraine Election: Comedian Dismissed by President Is Favored to Get Last Laugh

KRYVYI RIH, Ukraine — As a university student in Kryvyi Rih, a gritty industrial city in eastern Ukraine, the comedian who is now the strong favorite to win Ukraine’s presidential election showed an early grasp of what it takes [...]

Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine’s president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s [...]

Ukraine candidates: Experience vs image

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday will pit image against experience, with polls suggesting TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy heading for an overwhelming victory against President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko [...]

Comedian leads Ukraine presidential vote, runoff in 3 weeks

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Early results in Ukraine’s presidential election show a comedian with no political experience maintaining his strong lead against the incumbent president in the first round, setting the stage for a runoff in three [...]