Ukraine opposition leader Tymoshenko launches presidential bid as polarizing frontrunner

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko launched her bid for the presidency on Tuesday as the early frontrunner in opinion polls, pledging to fight corruption, increase wages and speed up integration with the West. Ukrainian opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko delivers a speech during a congress of Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party in Kiev, Ukraine January
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even investigate suspected war crimes, global pressure group Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The United States and the largest countries of the European Union, which since the days
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nastya Rybka said she had evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US election A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for leading a “sex training seminar” has been released by Russian police. Nastya Rybka was arrested in Moscow last week while travelling from Thailand for Belarus. Russian authorities said
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Any deal to end a territorial row with Japan needs public backing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, giving a nod to widespread Russian opposition to ceding territory to Japan. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R, front) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L, front) walk during a meeting in Moscow, Russia January 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had confirmed their determination to find a solution to a decades-long
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Soccer Football – Cardiff City Press Conference – Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – January 22, 2019 General view of tributes left outside the stadium for Emiliano Sala REUTERS/Rebecca Naden LONDON (Reuters) – Police have suspended the search for a light aircraft carrying Cardiff City’s new signing Emiliano Sala after it disappeared over the English
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Image copyright EPA/Shutterstock Image caption Surachai Sae-Dan has been missing since 12 December The mutilated bodies of two men found last month in north-east Thailand have been identified as aides of Surachai Sae-Dan, a prominent opponent of the Thai monarchy, police have confirmed. The pair were found by the Mekong river, their faces disfigured and
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Image copyright Aya Maasarwe / Instagram Image caption Aya Maasarwe was killed after getting off a tram in Melbourne last week In the past week, Australians have been shocked by the killing of a young woman who had been walking home at night in Melbourne. The death of Israeli Arab student Aya Maasarwe, 21, has
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FILE PHOTO: Tourists stand outside a closed entrance of the Acropolis’ archaeological site in Athens, Greece, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis/File Photo ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s government has taken 2,330 archaeological sites, monuments and museums out of a state assets fund, after protests by Greeks who feared their heritage might be sold off. Knossos Palace
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FILE PHOTO: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak arrives at OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak will not fly to Switzerland to attend the Davos world economic forum due to changes in his schedule, an energy ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. Novak
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