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‘Killer’ Military Dolphins Go AWOL for Love? Maybe Not

‘Killer’ Military Dolphins Go AWOL for Love? Maybe Not

U.S. Navy(NEW YORK) — Ukrainian officials are reportedly denying a Russian state news story that alleges three of its military-trained dolphins went AWOL during a training exercise in Crimea earlier this month.Russia’s RIA Novosti reported on Tu…

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case

SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Former Ukrainan Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a galvanizing figure in the Orange Revolution of 2004, has been named a suspect in the murder of a powerful businessman and lawmaker and three others in 1996….

Picasso Piece Stolen from Illegal Party Mansion

Picasso Piece Stolen from Illegal Party Mansion

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NOVATO, Calif.) — A Pablo Picasso lithograph was among several high-priced items lifted from a vacant California mansion where 100 teens broke in and threw a party, police said.The illegal party was thrown May 27 at a Novato, Ca…

Ukraine Parliament Skirmish Breaks Out Over Official Language Debate

Ukraine Parliament Skirmish Breaks Out Over Official Language Debate

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — A brawl broke out in the Ukraine parliament late this week over a bill that seeks to establish Russian as an official language. The scuffle broke out as opposition and pro-president deputies debated the use…

Mixing Sport and Politics? Countries Threaten to Boycott Euro Cup

Mixing Sport and Politics? Countries Threaten to Boycott Euro Cup

SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/GettyImages(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — Outrage over Ukraine’s treatment of an opposition leader has sparked calls in Europe to do the unthinkable: boycott Europe’s biggest soccer tournament. What was supposed to be Ukraine&rs…

Alleged Abuse of Former Ukrainian PM Causes Euro 2012 Boycott

Alleged Abuse of Former Ukrainian PM Causes Euro 2012 Boycott

STR/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — The Euro 2012 soccer tournament is helping bring to light the controversy surrounding former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s imprisonment on what her supporters say are trumped up charges.Tymoshenko, 5…

The Real-Life Ukrainian Barbie Doll

The Real-Life Ukrainian Barbie Doll

Facebook(NEW YORK) — With a teeny waist, disproportionately large breasts and wide, icy-blue eyes, 21-year-old Valeria Lukyanova says she is the real natural deal. A real-life Barbie, that is.That’s what she claims anyway. Many are crying foul t…

Video of Teen Rape Victim from Hospital Bed Posted Online

Video of Teen Rape Victim from Hospital Bed Posted Online

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(MYKOLAYIV, Ukraine) — A hospital-bed video of a Ukrainian teen recounting under her mother’s prodding how she was gang-raped, nearly strangled, dumped in a ditch and set afire by three men has been posted online, ra…

Young Woman Raped, Burned, Left for Dead Improving, Doctors Say

Young Woman Raped, Burned, Left for Dead Improving, Doctors Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (KYIV, Ukraine) — The condition of a young woman who was gang-raped, burned and left for dead in a Mykolayiv, Ukraine, construction-site ditch seems to be improving after she was put in an induced coma and moved to a new hospita…

Girl Raped, Set Afire and Left for Dead, but Survives

Girl Raped, Set Afire and Left for Dead, but Survives

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MYKOLAYIY, Ukraine ) — The lenient treatment of two sons of ex-government officials accused of gang-raping a young woman and dumping her body in a construction site ditch, where they allegedly set her on fire and left her for dead…

Cold Weather Continues to Plague Europe; Over 260 Dead

Cold Weather Continues to Plague Europe; Over 260 Dead

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — While the U.S. basks in relative warm weather this winter, Europe is having one hellacious season.Reports say a cold snap has left over 260 people dead across the continent, including 122 deaths in Ukraine alone with some…

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