Volodymyr Zelensky was cast in the role of a history teacher who accidentally became president in a TV show in Ukraine. He's now taking the lead in the country's presidential race and it's no joke.
First arrested by police officers in a rooftop raid, supporters came to his aid and freed him. The former Georgian president who then became the mayor of Odessa faces charges of assisting a criminal organisation.
Paul Manafort and an associate were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts including conspiracy against the US and money laundering.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the killing of Denis Voronenkov as an act of Russian "state terrorism" while Moscow dismissed the allegation as "absurd."
Trump overhauled his campaign team, hiring the head of a conservative news website to bolster his combative image and try to reverse poor opinion poll numbers.
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