Russia will turn back its clocks for the last time on Oct. 26 to permanently adopt winter hours. It will also increase its time zones from nine to 11, from the Pacific to the borders of the European Union.
Marina Demko wants to build a stronger Ukraine if she wins a seat in her nation’s landmark Sunday parliamentary elections. But she has one big problem: she is campaigning to represent a part of her country that is under the control of Russian-supported rebels who are trying to build a parallel state.
As Ukrainians elect a parliament this weekend, new evidence pops up of Russia's military role in their country: Western journalists this week found destroyed Russian tanks in Donetsk - and very live (if somewhat drunk) Russian soldiers happy to socialize at one of the last cafés still open in Lugansk.
Why is the Poroshenko Bloc so popular in these elections? Is it because the president himself is so popular? Or perhaps something else? There are probably two key factors that shape the Poroshenko Bloc’s success. First, it is a consequence of the recent presidential elections held in May 2014. Petro Poroshenko won in first round. He is perceived by many as a person who could lead the nation through these difficult times and boost the implementation of needed reforms.
War may have ended the era when Ukrainians traded their votes for some cooking oil and flour. "I took the buckwheat but voted my heart," reads an Internet meme of an elderly lady displaying a rude gesture on Twitter and Facebook from an Internet group called Our Guard. It's urging voters not to exchange ballots for food before Oct. 26 general election.
The mood in Maidan Square, epicentre of Ukraine's democracy revolution, was as bitter on the eve of parliamentary elections as the suddenly freezing October wind.
Campaigning has ended in Ukraine a day ahead of key parliamentary elections.
Polls show the party of President Petro Poroshenko with the highest support at 30 percent.
Even Taylor Swift's admirers - and they are legion- spend a lot of time second guessing the pop star. They question everything from her latest hairstyle (shorter) and her parade of alleged boyfriends (Joe Jonas to Jake Gyllenhaal) to her metamorphosis from a Nashville ingenue to a worldly top-40 butterfly.
MARIUPOL - Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.
President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday, Oct. 25 to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past.
Ukraine's Central Election Commission has officially denied allegations that votes to be cast in Sunday's parliamentary elections will be counted manually because of an alleged breakdown of the electronic counting system.
Although they disagree about how unstoppable the process is and they have a varying degree of fear about what Russia might do, religious and political leaders in Ukraine say their society underwent a fundamental shift in February, making Ukrainians realize they have both dignity and responsibilities for their country's future.
President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that a draft coalition agreement for people's deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation has already been prepared.
A Central Election Commission source denied allegations in the media on Saturday that cited Ukraine's prosecutor general as saying votes would be counted manually after Sunday's parliamentary elections because of a supposed failure of the electronic counting system.
Ukraine's Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has called on Ukrainians to vote in the country's early general election on Oct. 26.
Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.
A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.
How have Ukrainian attitudes toward the EU, Russia, and NATO changed? Is it possible to conduct opinion polls in the Donbas? And why is support for the Ukrainian Communist Party in decline? On the eve of critical parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Dmitry Volchek of RFE/RL's Russian Service speaks to Kyiv-based sociologist Iryna Bekeshkyna, director of the Democratic Initiative polling fund.