Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19349/all en Chernobyl: EU, EBRD beg for funds to secure nuclear disaster site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110306/chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-ukraine <p> International agencies are scrambling to locate funds to finance the next major project to deal with the disaster&rsquo;s legacy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110306/chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chernobyl Europe European Union Nuclear Ukraine Aid Energy Europe Health Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:17:00 +0000 David L. Stern 5628867 at http://www.globalpost.com Kyiv Post staff win victory for freedom of the press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110422/kyiv-post-press-freedom <p> KIEV &mdash; That a media owner in the former Soviet Union would acquiesce to journalists&rsquo; demands to butt out of their business is virtually unheard of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110422/kyiv-post-press-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Media News Ukraine Europe Culture & Lifestyle Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:10:05 +0000 David L. Stern 5639648 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine mine blast kills 16 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110729/ukraine-mine-blast-kills-16 <p> Ukraine has some of the most dangerous coal mines in the world. The mines use outdated, Soviet-era equipment and have poor safety standards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110729/ukraine-mine-blast-kills-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine Europe Fri, 29 Jul 2011 06:09:19 +0000 News Desk 5671778 at http://www.globalpost.com From trial to circus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110729/yulia-tymoshenko-trial-kiev-ukraine <p> KEIV &mdash; Welcome to the topsy-turvy trial of Yulia Tymoshenko &mdash; Ukraine&rsquo;s former prime minister, current opposition head, Orange Revolution starlet and, possibly, soon-to-be political martyr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110729/yulia-tymoshenko-trial-kiev-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine World Leaders Europe Russia Mon, 01 Aug 2011 11:12:34 +0000 David L. Stern 5671890 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine beer baths: the latest in alternative medicine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110907/beer-bath-therapy-ukraine-alternative-medicine <p> KONOPKIVKA, Ukraine &mdash; Beer bath-therapy is all the rage at this unconventional health spa. When in Rome ...</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110907/beer-bath-therapy-ukraine-alternative-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Travel/Tourism Ukraine Europe Offbeat Health Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:09:00 +0000 David L. Stern 5674868 at http://www.globalpost.com Mission underway to rescue Ukraine's "vodka bears" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/ukraine-vodka-bears-four-paws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New sanctuary created to help rescue Ukraine's "vodka bears," so named because they are forced to drink vodka and then perform in hotels and restaurants for money. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> An animal welfare group is on a mission to rescue dozens of &quot;vodka bears&quot; in Ukraine.&nbsp;</p> <p> The brown bears are so named because they are forced to drink vodka and then perform in hotels and restaurants for money.</p> <p> &quot;Bears can also be found with their owners performing to passers by at petrol stations throughout the country,&quot; <a href="http://www.four-paws.org.za/output.php?id=1001&amp;language=1">the animal rescue group Four Paws International said</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/ukraine-vodka-bears-four-paws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine Wildlife News Europe South Africa Weird Wide Web Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:52:00 +0000 News Desk 5684341 at http://www.globalpost.com Yulia Tymoshenko's husband seeks asylum in Czech Republic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/czech-republic/120106/yulia-tymoshenkos-husband-seeks-asylum-czech-repu <p> Tymoshenko was moved from a detention center to a penal colony and hundreds of supporters gathered in defiance of a court ban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/czech-republic/120106/yulia-tymoshenkos-husband-seeks-asylum-czech-repu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine World Leaders Czech Republic Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:54:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5686243 at http://www.globalpost.com Freezing weather kills more than 60 in eastern Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120131/freezing-weather-60-killed-eastern-europe <br /> Temperatures have fallen as low as -33 degrees Celsius in parts of Ukraine, -31 in Bosnia and -30 in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120131/freezing-weather-60-killed-eastern-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia Bulgaria Romania Serbia Slovakia Ukraine Europe Germany Poland Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:18:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5689708 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll in Eastern Europe rises as big freeze continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120202/death-toll-eastern-european-rises-big-freeze-continues <p> &ldquo;We are barely coping,&quot; says Bosnian villager, Radenka Jeftovic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120202/death-toll-eastern-european-rises-big-freeze-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia Bulgaria Europe Hungary Romania Serbia Ukraine Europe Poland Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:08:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5690012 at http://www.globalpost.com PHOTOS: Europe's deadly cold snap http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5690093 <p> A brutal high pressure system from Siberia is blowing eastwards across Europe, sending temperatures plummeting to -30 degrees Celsius and below.</p> Serbia Ukraine Czech Republic France Europe Germany Italy Poland Russia Turkey United Kingdom Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5690093 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia and Ukraine try to protect homeless from freezing weather http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120203/russia-and-ukraine-try-protect-homeless-freezing-weather <p> As the death toll hit 169 on Friday, the Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the creation of facilities to provide food and medical assistance throughout the country for the homeless, the Associated Press reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120203/russia-and-ukraine-try-protect-homeless-freezing-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine Europe Russia Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:42:00 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5690285 at http://www.globalpost.com World Boxing Council bans Dereck Chisora indefinitely http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120228/world-boxing-council-bans-dereck-chisora-indefinitely <p> Dereck Chisora has been suspended indefinitely by the World Boxing Council over a post-bout brawl with fellow Briton David Haye in Munich.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120228/world-boxing-council-bans-dereck-chisora-indefinitely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ukraine United Kingdom Europe United Kingdom Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:04:55 +0000 Luke Browne 5693955 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko to be released from prison for 'urgent' medical treatment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120402/ukraine-yulia-tymoshenko-released-prison-medical-treatment According to German doctors who were allowed to examine Tymoshenko last month, her condition has worsened to the point where an operation is no longer possible.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120402/ukraine-yulia-tymoshenko-released-prison-medical-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine World Leaders Europe Politics Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:38:31 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5698833 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany warns of Euro 2012 boycott over Tymoshenko case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120430/germany-warns-euro-2012-boycott-over-tymoshenko-case <p> The news came as Tymoshenko&rsquo;s daughter made an impassioned plea to Berlin to &ldquo;save the life&rdquo; of the former Ukrainian prime minister, telling the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung newspaper that &ldquo;the fate of my mother and that of my country are now one and the same thing: if she dies, democracy dies with her.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120430/germany-warns-euro-2012-boycott-over-tymoshenko-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Ukraine Europe Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:44:01 +0000 Luke Browne 5702450 at http://www.globalpost.com Yulia Tymoshenko determined to continue hunger strike, says daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120506/yulia-tymoshenko-hunger-strike "She will continue her protest – with all the consequences – until decisions have been made," says Tymoshenko's daughter, Yevgenia.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120506/yulia-tymoshenko-hunger-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ukraine Europe Germany Sun, 06 May 2012 13:48:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5703278 at http://www.globalpost.com