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  • Peace deal signed in Ukraine

    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...
  • Russia warns West against 'illegitimate' sanctions on Ukraine

    Russia warns West against 'illegitimate' sanctions on Ukraine
    MOSCOW -- Russian officials and Kremlin-influenced media stepped up their accusations Thursday that Western countries were fomenting the violence in Ukraine and warned that sanctions imposed by the United States and under consideration by the European...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad

     Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam amid flap over SodaStream ad
    JERUSALEM — It's a rare thing when a Hollywood actress and a kitchen appliance spark a debate about policies in the Middle East. But that's what happened after Scarlett Johansson filmed a Super Bowl advertisement for a company that employs...
  • 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...
  • New crop of documentaries make the case for prosecutorial misconduct

     New crop of documentaries make the case for prosecutorial misconduct
    It was after a late screening and the group of several hundred was aggrieved, its moral hackles raised. "How could they treat him so badly?" one audience member asked. "An injustice," said another. "What can people do with their frustrations?" asked...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine truce collapses; 73 people killed in fresh clashes

    Ukraine truce collapses; 73 people killed in fresh clashes
    KIEV, Ukraine -- At least 20 protesters were killed Thursday morning as gunfire rang out in central Kiev, breaking the shaky truce reached between President Victor Yanukovich and opposition leaders the previous night. Oleh Musiy, chief of the protest...
  • Obama condemns violence in Ukraine, warns of consequences

    Obama condemns violence in Ukraine, warns of consequences
    TOLUCA, Mexico -- President Obama warned all sides in the deadly Ukrainian conflict Wednesday that “there will be consequences if people step over the line,” but said he holds the government “primarily responsible” for showing...
  • Will prison time for nun who breached nuclear complex deter activists?

    Will prison time for nun who breached nuclear complex deter activists?
    Praise has continued to pour in for an 84-year-old nun and two other Catholic activists who were sentenced to prison this week for embarrassing the U.S. government two years ago by breaking into a nuclear weapons complex in Tennessee. Trying to draw...
  • At least 25 killed in Ukraine as president alleges coup attempt

    At least 25 killed in Ukraine as president alleges coup attempt
    KIEV, Ukraine -- As the death toll in Kiev's violent political confrontation rose dramatically to at least 25 Wednesday,  embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich laid blame for the violence on protest leaders and threatened a tough response....
  • Europeans weigh sanctions on Ukraine authorities following crackdown

    Europeans weigh sanctions on Ukraine authorities following crackdown
    MOSCOW -- Alarmed by an outbreak of deadly violence in Ukraine, the international community reacted Wednesday with urgent appeals for both sides in the bitter confrontation over the country’s future to renounce the use of force and negotiate an...