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Ukraine appoints acting interior minister after helicopter crash

Former head of Ukraine's National Police and current acting interior minister of Ukraine Igor Klymenko holds a press conference in Kiev on Aug 3, 2021. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) KIEV – The Ukrainian government on Wednesday appointed Igor Klymenko, chief of the National Police, as the acting interior minister, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.The appointment […]

Ukraine interior minister among 16 dead in helicopter crash

Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 18, 2022. (EFREM LUKATSKY / AP) KIEV — A helicopter crashed near Kiev on Wednesday morning, killing at least 16 people, including Ukraine's Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky.  The crash in Brovary, a town in the suburbs of Kiev, […]

18 killed in helicopter crash near Kyiv, including Ukrainian minister

Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 18, 2022. (EFREM LUKATSKY / AP) KYIV – Ukraine's Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday morning, official sources said. His deputy, Yevhen Yenin, was also among the 18 people killed in the […]

More senior Portuguese officials resign over state-owned airline scandal

Portuguese Infrastructure Minister Pedro Nuno Santos (second right), together with then US secretary of state for energy Dan Brouillette (center), visit the LNG Liquified Natural Gas Terminal at Sines seaport in Sines, on Feb 12, 2020. (PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) LISBON – Portuguese Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Pedro Nuno Santos presented his […]

Peru’s Boluarte names cabinet following Castillo ouster

Peru's Vice-President Dina Boluarte acknowledges lawmakers after she was sworn in as president at Congress in Lima, Peru, Dec 7, 2022. (GUADALUPE PARDO / AP) LIMA – Peru's new President Dina Boluarte on Saturday named a cabinet that includes a pro-market finance minister, as protests accelerated around the country to demand fresh elections following the […]

UK PM ‘pleased’ with progress on Northern Ireland protocol talks

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak walks outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, Nov 9, 2022. (HENRY NICHOLLS / REUTERS) LONDON – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday he was pleased with the progress the government was making on resolving a long running post-Brexit trade row with the European Union over Northern […]