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  • Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability

    Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
  • Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo

    Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo
    Syrian government forces have broken a long siege on the strategically situated prison in the northern city of Aleppo, government and pro-opposition groups said Thursday. The advance of tanks and troops into the sprawling prison complex on the...
  • Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown

    Pressure on Gustavo Dudamel to condemn Venezuela crackdown
    The civil unrest that has gripped Venezuela this month has swept up one of the country's key cultural figures -- Gustavo Dudamel, the renowned conductor and music director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. There...
  • Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoff

    Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoff
    MOSCOW -- Armed Russian men in unmarked military uniforms took up positions at Crimea's main airport in Simferopol early Friday, and there were reports that Russian naval forces had taken control of the military airport in Sevastopol, Moscow's leased base...
  • Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty

    MOSCOW — Anti-government protesters who have disrupted traffic and official functions in major Ukrainian cities for nearly three months vacated Kiev City Hall and other key state buildings Sunday, defusing the worst crisis to beset the deeply...
  • Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails

    MOSCOW -- An amnesty agreement that brought relative calm to the capital of Ukraine in recent days collapsed Tuesday in a surge of new confrontations between police and anti-government protesters that reportedly killed three and returned the city to a...
  • For Baltimore Ukrainian community, events a world away hit home

    For Baltimore Ukrainian community, events a world away hit home
    The violence in Ukraine struck a home in Roland Park when Marta Zahalak began hearing from relatives through email and Facebook about her late husband's nephew, a physicist who was killed after traveling hundreds of miles to Kiev for anti-government...
  • CNN en Espanol, Media Under Siege as Unrest in Venezuela Continues

    The media remains under siege in Venezuela as anti-government street protests continue to escalate. CNN en Espanol anchor Patricia Janiot, a former beauty queen from Colombia, abruptly left the country Friday after allegedly receiving threats from the...
  • 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...