26 May 2017
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13/05/2017 19:58

Portuguese crooner favourite to win as Eurovision final kicks off in Kiev

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The Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev on Saturday with a melancholy Portuguese ballad tipped to beat off hot competition from Italy's gorilla-suited dance number while Russia sits out after a controversial ban on its singer.

13/05/2017 19:10

Four civilians killed in Ukraine ahead of Eurovision: Kiev

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A top Ukrainian official said on Saturday that «Russian occupying forces» had killed four civilians in the war-torn east just hours before the Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev.

13/05/2017 04:45

Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine's war-torn east

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The buzz surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has barely created a ripple in eastern Ukraine after being banned by Russian TV -- the only broadcasters aired in the war-ravaged region.

11/05/2017 10:24

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

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The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents.

02/05/2017 10:41

New lease of life for Ukraine's war-torn mountain observatory

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Perched spectacularly 2,000 metres up on a snowcapped peak in Ukraine's Carpathian Mountains, the Bilyi Slon observatory has stood empty and battered by the elements for some seven decades.

18/04/2017 15:59 Video

Ukraine, the new lives of bears saved by the circus

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New life in Jytomyr, northwest of Ukraine, for some brown bears, saved by several circuses, restaurants and private farms where they were abused and malnourished. In some cases, even, they were used as prey to train hunting dogs.

09/04/2017 08:20

Lomachenko taunts Sosa en route to WBO junior lightweight title

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Vasyl Lomachenko easily retained his WBO junior lightweight title on Saturday, with a dominating boxing display over Jason Sosa, whose corner pulled the plug at the end of the ninth round.

14/03/2017 00:11

EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for six months

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The European Union on Monday prolonged by another six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis.

29/11/2016 21:18 Video

Chernobyl, a new sarcophagus for the nuclear power plant

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The structure, called «New Safe Confinement» (NSC), is a kind of giant hangar heavy 36 thousand tons, built in the vicinity of the nuclear installation and then slid over the old concrete shell of the reactor. NSC has cost about 2 billion euro.

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