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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. ©Reuters/Andrew Kravchenko
Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war

European leaders are desperately pushing a new peace bid for Ukraine as the country slipped towards what its interim president warned Monday was already a "war" in the face of spreading violence.

Europe tries new peace bid for Ukraine as Kiev warns of war
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads
Dmytro Firtash, one of Ukraine's richest men. ©Reuters/Maks Levin
Austria prepares to extradite Ukraine oligarch to US

Austrian authorities said Friday that Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash had been placed in "extradition custody", the first step towards a possible extradition to the United States.

Austria prepares to extradite Ukraine oligarch to US
Ukraine PM says EU accord may be signed next week
Ukraine PM says EU accord may be signed next week

Ukraine's new leaders will likely sign a long-awaited political accord with the European Union next week, interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday after talks at the White House.

Ukraine PM says EU accord may be signed next week
Interpol says considering Yanukovych warrant request
Interpol says considering Yanukovych warrant request

Interpol said Friday it was considering a request from Ukraine's new government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych.

Interpol says considering Yanukovych warrant request
Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow
Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow

Ukraine stood in danger of breaking apart Friday after Crimea's parliament unanimously voted to join Russia in a sharp escalation of the worst East-West security crisis since the Cold War.

Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow
EU freezes assets of Ukraine's ousted leader and 17 others
EU freezes assets of Ukraine's ousted leader and 17 others

The European Union on Thursday froze assets held in the 28-nation bloc by 18 Ukrainians accused of embezzlement, including ousted Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych.

EU freezes assets of Ukraine's ousted leader and 17 others
Clashes break out in east Ukraine flashpoint city
Clashes break out in east Ukraine flashpoint city

Clashes broke out in the flashpoint eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday following rival demonstrations by thousands of pro- and anti-Russian protesters, leaving around 10 people injured.

Clashes break out in east Ukraine flashpoint city
An armed man patrols at the airport in Simferopol, Crimea. ©Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili
Unidentified armed men seize Crimea airport: report

Some 50 armed men on Friday seized the airport of Crimea's capital Simferopol, a day after pro-Russian gunmen took over government buildings in the city.

Unidentified armed men seize Crimea airport: report
Biden promises 'full' US support to new Ukrainian PM
Biden promises 'full' US support to new Ukrainian PM

US Vice President Joe Biden promised Ukraine's pro-Western interim leaders "full" US support Thursday as they seek to head off Russian influence.

Biden promises 'full' US support to new Ukrainian PM
Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry
Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately Wednesday about the "incredible yearning for modernity" sweeping across the world, warning that free elections do not necessarily usher in true democracy in many countries.

Elections don't always lead to democracy, says Kerry
Anti-government protesters and journalists walk on the grounds of the Mezhyhirya residence of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich. ©Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin
Ukraine ushers in new era as president flees

A new era dawned in Ukraine on Sunday as parliament appointed a pro-Western interim leader after ousted president Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev to escape retribution for a week of deadly carnage.

Ukraine ushers in new era as president flees
Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis; move to free Tymoshenko
Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis; move to free Tymoshenko

Ukraine's embattled leader signed a deal Friday with the opposition in a bid to end the ex-Soviet country's worst crisis since independence after three days of carnage left nearly 100 protesters dead.

Deal signed to end Ukraine crisis; move to free Tymoshenko
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Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal

President Barack Obama held "constructive" talks Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he pressed for swift implementation of a deal to end Ukraine's deadly crackdown on protesters.

Obama, Putin speak after Ukraine deal
Ukraine leader calls 'truce' amid threat of EU sanctions
Ukraine leader calls 'truce' amid threat of EU sanctions

Ukraine's embattled leader announced a "truce" with the opposition as he prepared for a grilling by visiting EU diplomats Thursday over clashes that killed 26 and left the government facing diplomatic isolation.

Ukraine leader calls 'truce' amid threat of EU sanctions
Police, protesters wage 'war' in deadly Kiev clashes
Police, protesters wage 'war' in deadly Kiev clashes

Riot police launched a fresh assault on protesters in central Kiev early Wednesday, escalating a bloody standoff that has already left at least 18 people dead in a dramatic turning point for Ukraine's three-month political crisis.

Police, protesters wage 'war' in deadly Kiev clashes
Biden tells Yanukovych to pull back forces in Kiev
Biden tells Yanukovych to pull back forces in Kiev

US Vice President Joe Biden intervened as a political crisis in Ukraine turned deadly Tuesday, calling President Viktor Yanukovych and saying government forces that stormed a protest camp should withdraw.

Biden tells Yanukovych to pull back forces in Kiev
Ukraine opposition asks for Merkel help as Russia pledges more aid
Ukraine opposition asks for Merkel help as Russia pledges more aid

Ukraine's pro-EU opposition asked Angela Merkel for sanctions against embattled President Viktor Yanukovych and financial support during talks in Berlin.

Ukraine opposition asks for Merkel help as Russia pledges more aid
Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win
Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win

Protesters arrested during months of anti-government unrest in Ukraine were granted amnesty on Monday after the opposition agreed to end their occupation of Kiev city hall and other public buildings.

Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win
70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force
70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force

An estimated 70,000 pro-Western Ukrainians thronged the heart of Kiev on Sunday vowing never to give up their drive to oust President Viktor Yanukovych over his alliance with old master Russia.

70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force