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Russia targets Ukrainian confectionery in escalating trade row

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday barred confectionery imports from Ukrainian firm Roshen citing health concerns, the latest in a string of trade restrictions on both sides. Full story

Russia's Putin courts Ukraine ahead of planned EU deals

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to weigh carefully the benefits of joining Russia's regional trade bloc against its plans for closer ties with the European Union on a visit to Ukraine to attend a religious festival. Full story

Political trials in Ukraine, Tajikistan draw U.N. rebuke

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights watchdog on Thursday deplored "politically motivated" prosecutions in Ukraine and Tajikistan and told the two former Soviet republics to make sure judges were impartial. Full story

Russians, Ukrainian charged in largest US hacking

Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged in what's being called the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States. They're accused of running a hacking organization that penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major U.S. and international corpo Full story

Massive hacking ring busted

   CNBC’s Andrea Day has the latest on a massive hacking ring that targeted major American companies. Four Russian nationals and one Ukrainian have been charged.

U.S. charges five in largest credit theft, hacking case

NEWARK, N.J./BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday they have launched the country's largest hacking fraud case and charged five men in Russia and Ukraine with credit card theft resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for a number of multinational companies. Full story

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Polish leader egged during visit to Ukraine massacre site

France gives asylum to Ukrainian topless feminist activist

Ex-Soviet states return people to torture in Central Asia: Amnesty

Protesters angered by rape, storm police HQ in Ukrainian town

Ukraine's finance ministry denies "drunk" claims against minister

'Drunk' claims upset Ukraine parliament budget hearing

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Selective justice keeps foreign investment out of Ukraine

Ukraine to be observer in Russia-led trade bloc

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  Topless trio arrested during Ukraine protest

Three Femen protesters were arrested in Ukraine after police found them running down the streets of Kiev topless and angry about Belarussian President Lukashenko's visit. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Thawed bats released for Ukraine spring

A biologist in the Ukraine saves 200 bats from a freezing winter by letting them "chill" in her refridgerator. TODAY.com's Dara Brown has the story.

  Ukrainian Parliament Brawl

A giant brawl broke out in the middle of a parliamentary session in Ukraine, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  Protesters go topless as Pope leads prayers

Members of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen went topless in St. Peter's Square in protest against the Vatican's stance on homosexuality. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Jellyfish invade Ukraine bay

Fisherman in Ukraine are hoping the thousands of jellyfish clogging the bay in Balaclava will draw more fish to the area. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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