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  • Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader

    Ukraine president offers prime minister post to opposition leader
    KIEV, Ukraine — In a desperate bid to stop the violence in Kiev and keep his job, embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich offered the prime minister's job to opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk late Saturday. The president also offered...
  • Anti-government protests turn deadly in Kiev, Ukraine

     
    Kiev, Ukraine has been the epicenter of two months of protests against President Viktor Yanukovych that have grown increasingly violent this week. Opposition leaders had given Yanukovych a deadline of Thursday evening to make concessions or face renewed...
  • Ukraine protesters seize key building in Kiev as leaders weigh offer

    Ukraine protesters seize key building in Kiev as leaders weigh offer
    KIEV, Ukraine -- As opposition leaders weighed a peace offering from President Viktor Yanukovich, protesters seized a key building in central Kiev on Sunday, then took a pause in their rebellion to bury one of their dead. Seemingly testing Yanukovich&...
  • Ukraine justice minister threatens to impose state of emergency

    Ukraine justice minister threatens to impose state of emergency
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's justice minister threatened retaliation Monday as protesters continued to occupy one of the ministry's buildings in central Kiev in a bid to shut down the government of President Viktor Yanukovich. “If, within half an...
  • 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...
  • Thailand to hold Feb. 2 election despite threat of violence

    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

    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....
  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace
    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...
  • Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words. "Compared to the trivialities of...