Olympic legends deny taking bribes for Rio de Janeiro bid
Ukraine's Sergey Bubk and Russia's Alexander Popov have said allegations against them relating to Rio's successful 2016 bid are false. Popov said he did not even vote for the Brazilian city, which beat Madrid.
Vladimir Putin stirs Russia-Ukraine tensions with passport offer
Just as Ukraine is set for a new leader, Russia has offered passports to millions of Ukrainians. Experts say Moscow wants to cement power over occupied areas and stop population decline — but the move is a powder keg.
Crisis-hit Ukraine desperate for savior in presidential election
Amid corruption woes and conflict, voters in Ukraine are set to choose their next president. A TV comedian is currently leading the polls, but his victory is not a given.
G20 summit opens as leaders give Saudi prince mixed reception
World leaders have opened talks at the G20 summit in Argentina. A weekend of meetings is expected to be overshadowed by the contentious presence of the Saudi crown prince and tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Clearing the landmines of eastern Ukraine
In four years of a simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine, some 2,000 people have been killed by landmines. Countless mines were laid in the chaotic early stages of the fighting.
Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met outside Berlin on Saturday for talks ranging from the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, to Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.
Abuja chamber of commerce seeks $2bn investment from Ukraine
Abuja chamber of commerce seeks $2bn investment from Ukraine.
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners
Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist rebels have conducted the biggest prisoner swap since the war broke out in 2014. It fulfills a key part of a two-year-old ceasefire deal.