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  • Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference

    Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference
    BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
  • Ukraine protesters reject deal with president

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Friday rejected a shaky negotiated compromise reached between its leaders and embattled President Victor Yanukovich after five hours of hard talks. By a show of hands, thousands of protesters who...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Thailand: Millions kept from voting by anti-government protests

    Thailand: Millions kept from voting by anti-government protests
    BANGKOK — Protesters blocked polling stations and obstructed ballot boxes in parts of Bangkok and southern Thailand on Sunday, disrupting a contentious national election that appeared unlikely to resolve the country’s long-running political...
  • 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...