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Yikes! Video shows crash that left driver hanging out of van

Incredibly, no one was seriously injured

Incredibly, no one was seriously injured.

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Trucker Putin opens Russian bridge to annexed Crimea

Putin built the $3.6 billion bridge in defiance of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is fond of activities that accentuate his manliness, like bare-chested horseback riding, not-bare-chested polar exploration, and promoting the Russian limousine and wi

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Investigators have 'no doubt' Russian Buk missile downed MH17

Dutch authorities claim up to 100 people were involved in MH17's downing.

Russia continues to deny any governmental role in the downing, despite evidence tracking the Buk missile system crossing the border into Ukraine.

Impatient Lada driver speeds off ferry and into the Black Sea

A Ukrainian ferry commuter misjudged his timing and, to his surprise, drove his car straight into the Black Sea earlier this month. According to The Mirror, the ferry, Protoporos IV, was putting in to the port of Kerch in Southern Ukraine earlier this m

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Ukraine orders 651 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs for national police

Minister of Internal Affairs hopes for a 652nd.

Ukraine is replacing its aging, Russian-made police vehicles with a greener option from Japan.

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Chewbacca arrested for driving Darth Vadar to polls in Ukraine

A man wearing a Chewbacca costume was arrested at a polling place in Odessa, Ukraine yesterday for failing to provide the proper identification to vote.

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Chicago group developing, shipping drones to Ukrainian forces

"Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted." Recognizing that fact, a Facebook group has taken to shipping small recon drones to Ukrainian forces.

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Russia may respond to sanctions by banning car imports

The Iron Curtain may be lowering on Russia again, at least when it comes to the country's auto industry. The government there is reportedly considering a ban on imported cars as a response if the West puts more sanctions in place. However, even if the restrictions materialize, domestically built vehicles from foreign automakers would likely still receive an exemption.

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Missile strike lands just ahead of speeding car, disaster ensues

Could dashcams act as sort of a magnet for bizarre events? It seems entirely plausible, considering the sheer number of insane things routinely caught on the handy video cameras. This latest one comes from Ukraine, which as you probably know, has been locked in a pretty nasty dispute with Russia and allegedly Russian-backed separatists.

Ukrainian man turns Eclipse into quasi-Reventon

The Mitsubishi Eclipse may very well be the Pontiac Fiero of our time. Whereas the old Poncho formerly served as the go-to platform for every Ferrari and Lamborghini replica gone awry, the Eclipse seems to have usurped that crown in the modern age. Need an example? Look no further t

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Final Pagani Zonda F Roadster delivered to Ukraine

First introduced way back in 1999, the Pagani Zonda has had a nice long run. Twelve years, to be precise. Now the Huayra – also named after a wind, like its predecessor and so many Volkswagen models (Scirocco, Passat, Bora, etc.) – is upon us. But before the Zonda speeds off into the sunset, Pagani had to finish fulfilling orders for the

Ukraine evaluating production of biofuel from fodder potato crop

Ukraine is reportedly considering setting aside a portion of its crop of fodder potatoes for the production of biofuel, according to the nation's Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry. The Ukraine ranks fourth among all nations worldwide in terms of annual potato crop volume (beaten out by China, India and Russia). Since the price for the starchy, tuberous crop is low there, it's could make an ideal biofuel source.

Cost of driving goes up in UK as Value Added Tax rises to 20%

On January 4, 2011, driving is going to get significantly more expensive in the United Kingdom. In a special budget speech in the British House of Commons this week, Chancellor (equivalent of finance minister or treasury secretary) George Osborne announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) would increase from the current 17.5 percent to 20 percent in an effort to eliminate the budget deficit within five years. The increased tax is expected raise £13 billion per year, but that will only accoun

Ukranian class warfare apparently leads to toasted Chevrolet Corvette

Torched Corvette in the Ukraine - Click above for a gallery of images

Ukraine lays claim to the mother of all potholes

Click above for a gallery of the VW Golf that was swallowed by a pothole in Ukraine

Suzuki's Hungarian production halts due to Russia/Ukraine gas dispute

Russia and Ukraine are presently in the midst of a natural gas pricing dispute. Russia wants Ukraine to pay closer to market price for the commodity. Ukraine says that Russia should pay more for the use of its pipelines, through which the bulk of the EU's Russia-sourced natural gas flows. Russia has escalated matters by cutting off its gas shipments via Ukrainian pipelines completely,

World's tallest man presented keys to custom built car

Click above for gallery of Stadnyk receiving his custom car

Nissan to launch Infiniti in Western Europe

According to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. CEO Carlos Ghosn, the automaker is prepping to launch diesel and gasoline variants of its Infiniti models in Western Europe in 2008. The development came as the company announced its 2005 fiscal year financial results. The move comes after Infiniti announced it will be sold in Russia this year and Ukraine and China in 2007. Ghosn said that the Infiniti brand is the fastest-growing luxury nameplate in the United States, th