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  • Ukraine president seeks to defuse crisis, calls for early elections

    Ukraine president seeks to defuse crisis, calls for early elections
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich acknowledged the opposition's victory Friday by initiating early presidential and parliamentary elections and a plan to form a coalition government. “In these tragic days when...
  • Amid party debris, calm returns to student enclave after riot

    Amid party debris, calm returns to student enclave after riot
    ISLA VISTA, Calif. — The scene Monday on Del Playa Drive was a curious, uniquely Isla Vista mix: part laid-back beach vibe, part riot aftermath. Beach towels fluttered over cliffside balconies as UC Santa Barbara students enjoyed spring weather....
  • Snipers kill 20 protesters in Ukraine; allies turn against Yanukovich

    Snipers kill 20 protesters in Ukraine; allies turn against Yanukovich
    KIEV, Ukraine — He bent over the limp body and raised a corner of the bloody white sheet that covered it. Volodymyr Holodnyuk let out a dull moan and let the fabric drop. He then picked up a blue helmet that lay at the feet of the body, its...
  • Peace deal signed in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine -- A peace deal was signed Friday between embattled Ukrainian  President Viktor Yanukovich and opposition leaders calling for early presidential elections later in the year, the formation of a coalition government and the ceding of some...
  • Ukraine government announces truce with protesters

    Ukraine government announces truce with protesters
    KIEV, Ukraine — A deadly confrontation in the Ukrainian capital eased, at least temporarily, late Wednesday when the government announced that it had reached a truce with opposition protesters who continue to occupy a square in central Kiev. The...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine interim government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich

    Ukraine interim government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's interim government has issued an arrest warrant for ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who is wanted in connection with the deaths of protesters in Kiev's main square last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a...
  • Ukraine protesters roar approval for proposed transitional government

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s interim leaders on Wednesday presented their candidates for a transitional government to a crowd of several thousand gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square, who applauded and cheered each name. Proposed for the...
  • Fewer than 10% cited, held at spring break riot are tied to UCSB

    Fewer than 10% of the more than 400 citations and arrests made during a massive party-turned-riot in Isla Vista over the weekend were tied to students at nearby UC Santa Barbara, authorities said, reinforcing arguments from locals that outsiders were...
  • Taiwanese riot police clear protesters from Cabinet offices

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police in Taiwan fired high-pressure water cannons Monday on hundreds of demonstrators who broke into the country's Cabinet compound to protest the liberalization of trade with political rival China, handing the island president one...