Prominent journalist killed in car bombing in Ukraine

A prominent journalist was killed in a car bombing in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, on Wednesday, sending shockwaves through the Ukrainian journalist community that was shaped by the gruesome killing 16 years ago of the founder of the publication he worked for.

The country's top online news website, Ukrainska Pravda, said its journalist Pavel Sheremet, 44, died in an explosion early on Wednesday as he got into his car to drive to work to anchor a talk show on a local radio station.

It said the car was owned by its founding editor Olena Prytula, who was Sheremet's romantic partner. Images from the scene showed the charred car stranded in the middle of a cobbled street. The...