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Seeing double? Two Tymoshenkos run to become Ukraine president

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KIEV Ukrainians casting their vote in this month's presidential election will need to be sharp-eyed: two candidates with the same name and initials, Y.V. Tymoshenko, will be next to each other on the ballot paper.

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Kremlin accuses U.S. of stoking tensions by flying bombers near its borders Mar 21 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin on Thursday complained that flights by U.S. nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers across the Baltic Sea near Russia's borders were creating tensions in the region, but Washington said they were needed to deter potential adversaries.

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President's re-election pitch resonates in heartland of Ukraine's revolution Mar 21 2019

LVIV, Ukraine At a cemetery in western Ukraine, a tall, gray-haired man lights candles and kisses the gravestone of his 35-year-old brother Taras, whose death, he said, changed his mind about who should win this month's presidential election.

Exclusive: Qatar asks IAEA to intervene over 'threat' posed by UAE nuclear plant Mar 20 2019

PARIS/ABU DHABI Qatar has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to intervene in a dispute over a $24 billion nuclear power plant which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is building.

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Comedian Zelenskiy keeps Ukraine presidential poll lead Mar 20 2019

KIEV Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy has kept his lead in Ukraine's presidential election race, according to an opinion poll published on Wednesday.

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Putin flies into Crimea for annexation party, launches power stations Mar 18 2019

SEVASTOPOL/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Monday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the region from Ukraine and led cheering crowds in repeated chants of "Russia" after inaugurating two new power stations.

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Canada to extend military training missions in Ukraine, Iraq Mar 18 2019

OTTAWA Canada will keep a 200-strong military training mission in Ukraine for another three years to help domestic security forces handle continuing tensions with Russia, Ottawa said on Monday.

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NATO to receive first Northrop surveillance drone, years late Mar 18 2019

BERLIN NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its own spy drones for the first time, the German government told lawmakers.

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Russia decides to deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea: RIA Mar 18 2019

MOSCOW Russia has decided to deploy nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers to the Crimean peninsula in response to the U.S. rolling out missile defense systems in Romania, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Monday.

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In shadow of war, Ukrainians seek to vote for peace Mar 18 2019

ZAITSEVE, Ukraine There are not many people left in Zaitseve, a village on the front line that divides Ukraine, but voters like Galina Soboleva want just one thing from this month's presidential election.

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Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated says U.S. ally in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group's self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.