Polio outbreak in Ukraine, first cases in Europe since 2010

Two polio cases have been confirmed in western Ukraine, the first to be recorded in Europe since 2010.

Ukraine says foiled bombing of Kiev apartment block

Ukraine`s security services said Thursday they had detained four members of a pro-Russian group suspected of plotting to blow up a block of flats in Kiev.

Polio outbreak in Ukraine, first cases in Europe since 2010

Two polio cases have been confirmed in western Ukraine, the first to be recorded in Europe since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Ukraine ceasefire undermined, European Union extends sanctions

Two civilians were killed on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, undermining fresh efforts to end continuing violence as the European Union extended sanctions against individuals deemed responsible for the conflict.

Ukraine reports polio outbreak, first cases in Europe since 2010: WHO

 Two polio cases have been confirmed in western Ukraine, the first to be recorded in Europe since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

Ukraine ceasefire undermined, EU extends sanctions

 Two civilians were killed Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, undermining fresh efforts to end simmering violence as the European Union agreed to extend sanctions against individuals deemed responsible for the conflict.

French President Francois Hollande condemns fresh violence in Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday condemned the Monday attack on the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev where lawmakers were voting on constitutional changes that would give more autonomy to its eastern region held by rebels.

Ukraine on edge after clashes as third policeman dies

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko defended on Tuesday controversial legislation giving more autonomy to pro-Russian rebels that sparked deadly street battles in Kiev.

141 still hospitalized after violent protests in Ukraine

Ukrainian police say 141 people remain hospitalised after a nationalist protest in Kiev turned violent, with 10 of the injured in serious condition.

Amateur video of deadly explosion outside Ukrainian Parliament

An amateur video of the deadly explosion outside Ukrainian Parliament, which claimed two lives and injured several others, has captured the moment the explosive device was hurled.

Second Ukrainian policeman dies from injuries after clashes: Minister

A second Ukrainian policeman died from injuries after clashes in central Kiev that also saw more than 140 people hospitalised, the interior minister said Tuesday.

Ukraine points finger at ultra-nationalists after Kiev clash

A member of Ukraine`s National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country`s breakaway regions.

Guardsman killed in protests as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for rebel regions

A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine`s Parliament were wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters on Monday as lawmakers backed reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas.

Blast, clashes in Kiev as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for pro-Russian separatists
Blast, clashes in Kiev as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for pro-Russian separatists

Clashes erupted outside parliament in Kiev on Monday as lawmakers gave initial approval to consitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Two US F-22 jets land in Poland amid Ukraine tensions

 Two US F-22 Raptor stealth fighters landed in Poland on Monday, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. 

Hollande, Merkel, Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone today and agreed to hold a new summit in the coming weeks, said the French presidency.

Czech mates: Lucie Safarova, Petra Kvitova to contest Connecticut Open final
Czech mates: Lucie Safarova, Petra Kvitova to contest Connecticut Open final

Fourth seed Lucie Safarova advanced to the final of the Connecticut Open WTA event on Friday with a straight sets victory over Lesya Tsurenko of Ukraine.

Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine last year will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said today.

US to deploy heavy weapons to Poland in 2016

 Poland`s defence minister said Thursday the US would deploy heavy weapons to the EU member next year, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. 

Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1

MINSK (Reuters) - Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representatives said.