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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 election will proceed despite threats

    BANGKOK, Thailand — A controversial election in Thailand will proceed as scheduled Sunday despite threats of continued violence from antigovernment protesters and fear that the result will only deepen the country's eight-year political crisis....
  • Ukraine's opposition celebrates as prime minister steps down

    Ukraine's opposition celebrates as prime minister steps down
    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's political opposition celebrated the first major victory in its two-month-long standoff with the government as the country's prime minister tendered his resignation Tuesday. But the move appeared unlikely to end the crisis....
  • Egypt crisis: U.S. envoy meets with jailed Muslim Brotherhood leader

    CAIRO -- International efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis have intensified, including a prison meeting early Monday between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who faces murder charges...
  • Egypt takes aim at protests, bans unapproved gatherings

    CAIRO — Egypt's interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country....
  • Thailand protesters storm finance, foreign ministries

    NEW DELHI -- Blowing whistles and calling for the prime minister to resign, anti-government demonstrators forced their way into Thailand’s finance and foreign ministries Monday, joining thousands who poured into the streets of the Thai capital of...
  • Syria peace talks to begin Jan. 22, U.N. says

    Syria peace talks to begin Jan. 22, U.N. says
    BEIRUT -- Long-delayed peace talks designed to end the bloody conflict in Syria will be held on Jan. 22 in Geneva, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday. The so-called Geneva  2 negotiations -- sponsored by the United States...
  • Egypt police fire water cannons on protesters testing new law

    CAIRO -- Egypt’s tough new anti-protest law got its first major test Tuesday when dozens of demonstrators gathered in the capital to protest harsh police tactics -- and were met with drenching water-cannon blasts. The anti-protest measure, which...