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Presidents aren't immune to treason convictions. Just look to Ukraine.

Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.

US diplomat thought it was 'crazy' to withhold Ukraine aid: texts

As part of his Thursday testimony to members of the US House of Representatives, former US envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker turned over text messages between himself, diplomats in Kyiv and others involved with Ukraine, including President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who played a major part in the administration's dealing with Kyiv.

Trump scandal threatens to derail Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts

Ukrainians are accustomed to powerful forces meddling in their judicial system, Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and expert on central and Eastern Europe, tells The World's host, Marco Werman. But even as they find corruption foisted on them by their most important ally in Washington, DC, Ukrainians have remained determined to root out unethical practices in their own country.

Why transcripts of Trump's calls with heads of state are so hard to get

A US intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint citing a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. The whistleblower says this wasn't the first time under the Trump administration that a telephone conversation record was placed into a codeword-level system to protect politically sensitive information. Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive spoke to The World about the "codeword-level" system. 

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Global Politics

Ukraine rewrites history books

Ukraine's new Russia-leaning government is re-writing history. It's put out a new curriculum and history textbooks that omit the Orange Revolution of 2004. Correspondent Brigid McCarthy has the story.

Global Politics

Close election results in Ukraine

Election officials in Ukraine say they've now counted 93 percent of the votes cast in Sunday's presidential election and that the opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych is still in the lead. However, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refuses to admit defeat.

Arts, Culture & Media

Eugene Hutz

In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine suffered a catastrophic explosion. Eugene Hutz, founder of the New York rock band Gogol Bordello, was a boy living less than 100 miles away. His flight with his family led him to creative inspiration. Produced by Jill DuBoff.

Chernobyl at 20

A look at the controversy surrounding health problems related to the nuclear meltdown in Ukraine 20 years ago.