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Ukraine

 

Ukraine is the second largest country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine is a unitary state composed of 24 oblasts (provinces), one autonomous republic (Crimea), and two cities with special status: Kiev, its capital, and Sevastopol, which houses the Russian Black Sea Fleet under a leasing agreement.

It is bordered by the Russian Federation to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south.  Read More

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Serena Williams of the U.S. competes in a women's singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 28, 2014.
Serena Williams Beats Tsvetana Pironkova To Advance In The Third Round In Beijing

By IBTimes AU

Serena Williams powered through when she crushed her opponent in the second round of the 2014 China Open. (4:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, RUSSIA, POLAND

Pope Francis
Pope Francis Schedules Unusual Meeting With Middle East Envoys

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis has called on the Middle East envoys to a rare meeting. (2:52 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, EUROPEAN UNION, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK

Ash from New Zealand's Mount Tongariro covers houses
Latest UFO Sighting Arizona: Couple See A Strange House That Appears Out Of No Where and Disappears, MUFON Report

By IBTimes AU

A couple saw a strange house on a barren field one night, the house disappears the next morning. Witnesses believe it may be a UFO. (2:43 pm)

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a joint news conference
Australia Arrests Alleged Islamic State Financier in Melbourne: FBI Tip Off Led to Detailed Investigation

By IBTimes AU

Greater vigil by the government will be a deterrent to terror but it should not look like a panic reaction. (1:21 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, FBI

How George Clooney's Brilliant Lawyer-Scholar Wife Turned A Movie Star's Head Is Not Clear

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Amal Alamuddin, lawyer and scholar, won over Hollywood's most eligible bachelor. (11:17 am)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, MOROCCO, HOLLYWOOD

Putin Walks Past Obama At The G20 In St. Petersburg
Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Says Setting Economic Growth Target In G20 'Not Enough'

By IBTimes AU

Ex-prime minister Julia Gillard said if given the chance, she would not only focus on setting economic targets in the G20 meeting in Brisbane but tackle structural reforms to boost growth. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, JULIA GILLARD

Maria Sharapova On Relationship With Grigor Dimitrov: ‘Everything Is Great’; Dimitrov Was Present At Sharapova’s First Round Match In China

By IBTimes AU

Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have proven that they are still a couple. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, LONDON

Gas tanks are pictured at Austria's largest natural gas import and distribution station in Baumgarten May 2, 2014.
Ukraine Under Pressure To Accept EU Brokered Gas Deal With Russia: Resists High Prices Demanded By Russia

By IBTimes AU

A mood of give and take at Berlin meeting can lead to a practical gas deal with Russia in the coming days. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA

Kim Kardashian Is Escorted By A Body Guard As She Walks In A Street In Paris
Kim Kardashian Manhandled At Balmion Show In Paris By Notorious Prankster Vitalii Sediuk [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Kim Kardashian West was accosted by notorious prankster as he tried to hug her. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, HOLLYWOOD, KIM KARDASHIAN, FASHION WEEK

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) chairs a meeting of the U.N. Security Council
Obama Takes On Russia In His UN Address

By IBTimes AU

President Obama singled out Russia while listing the challenges before the world in the 21st century. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA