Grief on Malasian Airlines flight 17 crash includes double-loss for woman

Grief on Malasian Airlines flight 17 crash includes double-loss for woman

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: As investigations into Ukrainian pro-Russian militia members and military ties to the Russian government expand, one Australian woman is facing something she never expected: the death of members of her own family. Because of the intensified conflict that threatens to split Ukraine apart as it rages now in […]

UKRAINE: Case against former woman prime minister “appears politically motivated”

UKRAINE: Case against former woman prime minister “appears politically motivated”

WNN Breaking (WNN/RFERL) Kharkiv, UKRAINE: A court in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has again postponed the tax-evasion trial of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A bitter rival of President Viktor Yanukovych, Tymoshenko is already serving a seven-year sentence over a separate conviction for abuse of power. Ukraine’s State Penitentiary Service announced on November 9 that […]

Ukraine based FEMEN protesters continue to hit hard message home

Ukraine based FEMEN protesters continue to hit hard message home

James Brooke – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Kiev, UKRAINE: At first, protests by Ukrainian feminist group Femen were ignored by the media.  But two years ago the women started taking off their shirts.  In recent months, their tactic has spread to France, Canada, and Brazil. Back home, in a basement office in downtown Kiev, Oleksandra Shevchenko, a […]

UKRAINE: Former woman Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko denied release from prison

UKRAINE: Former woman Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko denied release from prison

Reporters Pavel Polityuk and Sebastian Moffett with writer Richard Balmforth (WNN/Reuters/Trustlaw) Kiev, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian high court rejected an appeal on Wednesday by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko against her conviction for abuse of office, leaving her in jail and Ukraine’s relations with the West severely strained. Tymoshenko’s defence lawyer said the ruling by a […]