Rescuers inspect the crash site of the An-26 plane near Chuhuiv, Ukraine. Photograph: EPA

The causes of a military plane crash which killed 26 people would be investigated promptly and impartially, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy ha(...)

French riot police officers receive projectiles during a protest  for healthcare workers in Paris, France. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

About 8.1 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and 437,340 have died, the latest Reuters tal(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky talking to socially distanced journalists in a Kiev park near the presidential administration on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said he wants to resume peace talks with Russia when the coronavirus pandemic allows, and admitted one ye(...)

Dismissed US State Department inspector general Steve Linick. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

Donald Trump denounced Barack Obama as a “grossly incompetent” president as he arrived back in Washington DC on Sunday following a weekend retreat wit(...)

A priest and two volunteers carry willow branches, an Orthodox Palm Sunday tradition,  in Bucharest, Romania last Sunday. Photograph:  Vadim Ghirda/AP

Millions of people across eastern Europe and the Balkans are being urged to stay away from church and large gatherings when they mark Orthodox Easter (...)

 Fire burning at the  Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine. Some 500 firefighters battled the blaze that broke out on April 4th. Photograph:  Volodymyr Shuvayev/AFP via Getty Images

Ukraine says it has put out wildfires that erupted near the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant and ignited fears over the possible release o(...)

US president Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the US intelligence community who was involved in triggering his impeachment. Photograph: im Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the US intelligence community who was involved in tri(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s president. Photograph: Alexey Furman/Bloomberg

Ukraine has marked the sixth anniversary of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea amid growing criticism of how the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelens(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: there are claims his new government includes those with links to oligarchs and the political old guard the revolution sought to remove.  Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s new government has pledged to accelerate western-backed reforms begun by its predecessor, which was dismissed along with Kiev’s prosecutor g(...)

Newly appointed Ukrainian prime minister Denis Shmygal is seen during an extraordinary session of parliament in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinksy/AFP via Getty Images

Ukraine’s parliament has approved a new prime minister at the request of president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as the former comedian tries to accelerate ref(...)

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