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  • Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko may be freed: A look at the jailed opposition leader

    February 22, 2014 4:13 AM 7

    Tymoshenko is a former two-term prime minister and founder of the Fatherland Party, the largest opposition party in Ukraine. She was sentenced to seven years in prison in August 2011 over an expensive natural gas deal she signed with Russia. Supporters have called her conviction politically motivated, and the European Union had demanded that she be released

  • From jail, Venezuela protest leader urges resistance

    February 22, 2014 1:53 AM 25

    Mourning beauty queen shot in Venezuela protests CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's jailed protest leader urged supporters on Friday to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence that has killed at least six people and rocked the OPEC member nation. "I'm fine, I ask you not to give up, I won't," Leopoldo Lopez told his followers

  • Eugenia Tymoshenko hails 'first step' to mother's freedom

    February 22, 2014 12:40 AM 8

    21 February 2014 Last updated at 23:51 GMT Shortly after the country's president and opposition leaders signed a deal to hold a presidential poll by the end of the year, parliament voted for a change in the law which could lead to the release of Tymoshenko- an arch-rival of Mr Yanukovych.

  • The 8 Things You Need To Know About The Venezuelan Protests

    February 21, 2014 11:46 PM 14

    Venezuela has faced years of food shortages, insecurity and economic crisis. Over the past year, since former President Hugo Chávez’s death on March 5, the situation has gotten even worse. On the economic front the inflation rate skyrocketed past 50% last year, according to Agence France Presse. Basic necessities like milk, toilet paper and harina pan -- a corn flour

  • Ukraine crisis: Why Russia and EU both stand to lose

    February 21, 2014 11:43 PM 18

    Ukraine is not a square of a Cold War chessboard. President Barack Obama has told us so. The mantra in official Washington is that this crisis is not a zero sum game - Russia doesn't have to see itself as the loser in a power struggle. The trouble is it does, it will, and that, sadly, ensures more problems in the future. Ukraine, seen by some as the birthplace

  • Cambodian police worried about missing Canadian filmmaker

    February 21, 2014 6:30 PM 5

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Police said Friday they are worried about the safety of a Canadian filmmaker who disappeared a week ago from his guesthouse in northwestern Cambodia. Immigration Police officer Yut Sinin said an investigation has turned up no clues about where Dave Walker of Edmonton may have gone on Feb. 14. He left behind his phone, laptop computer

  • War of Words Between Obama and Putin Over Ukraine

    February 20, 2014 8:22 PM 15

    A war of words between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the violence exploding on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine, this week shows the global tug-of-war between East and West erupting in the former member of the old Soviet Union. The tensions between protesters and government security forces became deadly overnight in Independence

  • Ukraine unrest: EU sanctions imposed

    February 20, 2014 6:01 PM 12

    European Union foreign ministers have agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials "responsible for violence and excessive force". Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that asset freezes and travel bans would be adopted "as a matter of urgency". At least 21 anti-government protesters died in clashes in Kiev on Thursday. Officials said that one policeman

  • For Moscow, Ukraine is always ‘Little Russia’

    February 20, 2014 5:10 PM 15

    Moscow — Ukraine has had two weeks to find a compromise in its Russia versus the West dispute. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been focused on promoting his soft image with the Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the games ending Sunday, however, time has run out and the crisis in Kiev and other cities is only getting worse. If Putin uses Russian history

  • Thai court restricts police action against 'peaceful' protesters

    February 20, 2014 3:09 AM 11

    Bangkok: A Thai court has ruled that protesters on Bangkok’s streets are waging a peaceful campaign a day after a grenade was thrown into a group of policemen and another was shot dead. The ruling has sharply curtailed the powers of Thai security forces to protect key government buildings and disperse protesters occupying parts of Bangkok. There is a long tradition