Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight clash in LA. Photograph: Lionel Hahn/PA

When Tyson Fury got up from the canvas to finish like a wounded bull in the 12th round of his achingly unfair draw with Deontay Wilder in a faraway ri(...)

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral celebrates with his sister Luisa after winning  the Eurovision song contest  in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The winner of the 62nd Eurovision song contest is Portugal’s Salvador Sobral who wrung his hands delightfully while singing the sweetly, string-laden (...)

Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash: made a fortune selling Russian gas to Ukraine before being arrested in Austria in March 2014. Photograph:  Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

An Austrian court has ruled that one of Ukraine’s richest men, Dmytro Firtash, can be extradited to the United States on corruption charges the Russi(...)

Ukraine’s government stepped down today, prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced, clearing the way for elections in October as the country finds itself in the grip of events threatening to tear it apart. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/EPA

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly c(...)

Petro Poroshenko greets people in Kiev’s Independence Square yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Maks Levin

Dr Iron Fist may have thrown in the towel, but the Chocolate King and the Gas Princess should make Ukraine’s presidential election a fascinatin(...)

 A Ukrainian student plays a piano painted in Ukraine’s national colours in front of city hall near  Independence Square in Kiev yesterday.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

The pavement cafes and souvenir stalls are doing brisk trade on Kiev’s Independence Square. But the people sipping coffee in the sun have an un(...)

Released Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks with her supporter in downtown Kiev last week. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Freed Ukraine opposition leader Julia Tymoshenko, newly-elected Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian opposition figure Vita(...)

 Yulia Tymoshenko  meets US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt (left) and head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski in Kiev, on Sunday.  Photograph: Alexander Prokopenko/Pool/Reuters

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko may travel to Ireland next week for the European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Dublin. M(...)

An anti-government protester puts armour on his comrade at a barricade in Kiev today. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich denounced today what he described as a “coup d’etat” by gangsters who were terrorising Ukraine and said h(...)

Ukrainian opposition supporters attend a rally at Independence Square during continuing protests in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kovalenko

Ukraine’s anti-government protesters have pledged to remain on Kiev’s Independence Square, with some angrily rejecting an EU-brokered compromis(...)

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