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  • Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon
    SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics. Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home. So Valj Semerenko...
  • Deal to end Ukraine unrest appears to show Viktor Yanukovich the exit

    Deal to end Ukraine unrest appears to show Viktor Yanukovich the exit
    KIEV, Ukraine — After a violent week that turned parts of his capital into a war zone, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich agreed Friday to a new election and a coalition government in a deal that appeared likely to seal his political fate and...
  • Ukraine protesters take Kiev without a shot as Yanukovich flees

    Ukraine protesters take Kiev without a shot as Yanukovich flees
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's capital fell into the hands of anti-government protesters Saturday morning. Without a shot fired, opposition units surrounded and took control of parliament, the Council of Ministers building and most important, the...
  • Westwood protest against Venezuelan government scheduled

    Westwood protest against Venezuelan government scheduled
    A demonstration in support of anti-government protests in Venezuela is scheduled Saturday afternoon at the federal building in Westwood, one of more than 100 taking place across the U.S. and the world, organizers said. The protest is being organized...
  • Ukraine's Tymoshenko freed from prison; Yanukovich in retreat

    Ukraine's Tymoshenko freed from prison; Yanukovich in retreat
    KIEV, Ukraine — The most ardent foe of Ukraine's embattled president was freed from prison Saturday and rushed to the capital, where she was greeted by tens of thousands of supporters chanting her name, some so overcome by emotion that they fainted....
  • Ukraine's president outlines deal with protesters as talks continue

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's president on Friday confirmed elements of a partial deal reached with the political opposition, saying he would offer amnesty for dozens of protesters arrested in recent days, reshuffle his government and amend controversial...
  • Ukraine president offers top posts to opposition in bid to end strife

    KIEV. Ukraine -- In a desperate bid to stop the violence in Kiev and to keep his job, embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich offered the prime minister's job late Saturday to opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk. The president also offered the...
  • Little progress out of Ukraine talks, but vote planned on amnesty

    Little progress out of Ukraine talks, but vote planned on amnesty
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Opposition leaders emerged from four hours of talks with Ukraine's president late Monday offering little comment to reporters or their supporters amid almost no sign of progress in negotiations. Justice Minister Olena Lukash said the...
  • Ukrainians see worrisome nationalistic elements among protesters

    Ukrainians see worrisome nationalistic elements among protesters
    KIEV, Ukraine — The protest movement seeking to push Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich from power is providing a stage for what one analyst calls "wild protest factions" that are at times driving developments on the street and complicating...
  • Ukraine prime minister resigns; parliament cancels anti-protest laws

    Ukraine prime minister resigns; parliament cancels anti-protest laws
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation Tuesday, as the country's opposition celebrated its first major victory in an ongoing standoff with the government. Azarov's resignation comes after two months of mass...
  • Thailand to hold Feb. 2 election despite threat of violence

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai election officials said Tuesday that a controversial Feb. 2 vote would proceed as scheduled despite mounting pressure from anti-government protesters and threats of continuing violence. Although election commissioners initially...