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US diplomat sorry for cursing EU in bugged Ukraine call
US diplomat sorry for cursing EU in bugged Ukraine call

The United States tried Thursday to defuse a potential row with its European allies after the leak of an embarrassing phone call in which a top US diplomat cursed the EU response to the Ukraine crisis.

US diplomat sorry for cursing EU in bugged Ukraine call
Ukraine president returns to work as protests persist
Ukraine president returns to work as protests persist

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych returns to work from four days of sick leave after opposition leaders appealed for Western assistance and an injured militant accused of rioting left the country for medical treatment.

Ukraine president returns to work as protests persist
Russia slams as 'circus' Kerry Ukraine opposition meetings
Russia slams as 'circus' Kerry Ukraine opposition meetings

Russia on Friday slammed as a "circus" US Secretary of State John Kerry's planned weekend meeting with Ukrainian opposition leaders.

Russia slams as 'circus' Kerry Ukraine opposition meetings
Kerry to meet Ukrainian opposition leaders
Kerry to meet Ukrainian opposition leaders

In a major show of support for pro-democracy protesters in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet top opposition leaders for the first time this weekend.

Kerry to meet Ukrainian opposition leaders
Crunch day in Ukraine after leader offers concession
Crunch day in Ukraine after leader offers concession

Ukrainian lawmakers meet on Tuesday to debate ways of ending a deadly two-month crisis after President Viktor Yanukovych gave in to a key opposition demand to abolish draconian anti-protest laws.

Crunch day in Ukraine after leader offers concession
Ukraine eyes state of emergency as ministry seized
Ukraine eyes state of emergency as ministry seized

Ukraine threatened to impose a state of emergency on Monday after demonstrators occupied the justice ministry and protests demanding the president's resignation spread despite a power-sharing offer.

Ukraine eyes state of emergency as ministry seized
Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes
Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes

Protesters and Ukrainian police were on Saturday still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce and offer of concessions by President Viktor Yanukovych.

Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes
Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes
Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes

Ukraine's opposition threatened to go on the attack on Thursday unless the government agreed to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities of two months of anti-government rallies.

Ukraine protesters give president ultimatum after deadly clashes
Putin spokesman says Russia will not intervene in Ukraine protests
Putin spokesman says Russia will not intervene in Ukraine protests

Russia will not intervene in the raging anti-government protests in Ukraine and believes its leadership will find a way out.

Putin spokesman says Russia will not intervene in Ukraine protests
Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia
Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia

Russia warned Tuesday that clashes between opposition and police in Ukraine were getting out of control and slammed the EU's "indecent" support of the protest movement against President Viktor Yanukovych.

Situation in Ukraine 'getting out of control': Russia
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Kiev in flames as clashes leave trail of destruction

The flames from buses set ablaze lit up the night sky, protesters dug up stones from the pavement to hurl at police and the stench of tear gas hung thick in Kiev.

Kiev in flames as clashes leave trail of destruction
Ukraine opposition eyes new rally despite protest curbs
Ukraine opposition eyes new rally despite protest curbs

Pro-EU Ukrainians were reinforcing barricades in Kiev on Saturday ahead of a new mass rally, despite President Viktor Yanukovych signing legislation that placed strict curbs on protests, which drew condemnation from the West.

Ukraine opposition eyes new rally despite protest curbs
Former Ukrainian Interior and opposition leader Minister Yuriy Lutsenko. ©Reuters/Stringer
Ukraine ex-minister beaten in fresh Kiev clashes

Ukraine's ex-interior minister and current opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko was under intensive care in hospital Saturday after being beaten in fresh clashes that erupted between pro-EU demonstrators and club-wielding police.

Ukraine ex-minister beaten in fresh Kiev clashes
Andrey Kurkov. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests

The long-running opposition protests on Kiev's central Independence Square are becoming a "school for revolution" as the country's leaders lose touch with society, top Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov told AFP.

Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests
West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine: Russia
West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday said that Western countries appear to have lost "their sense of reality" over the pro-EU protests in Ukraine, which he called the work of provocateurs.

West has 'lost sense of reality' over Ukraine: Russia
Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts
Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts

Ukraine's opposition called Thursday for a mass weekend rally, as pro-European demonstrators sought to increase the pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych following a failed police raid.

Ukraine opposition calls mass weekend rally as pressure mounts
Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev
Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev

Pro-EU Ukrainian protesters on Sunday toppled a statue of the Soviet Union's founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev after hundreds of thousands massed for a new protest in an increasingly tense standoff with President Viktor Yanukovych's government.

Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev
Ukraine government doesn't rule out discussing snap polls
Ukraine government doesn't rule out discussing snap polls

The government of Ukraine does not rule out discussing snap elections with the opposition, a high-ranking official said ahead of a meeting of top European diplomats in Kiev Thursday.

Ukraine government doesn't rule out discussing snap polls
Dozens wounded as Ukraine police break up rally
Dozens wounded as Ukraine police break up rally

Dozens of protesters were reported wounded in Ukraine's capital early Saturday when police brutally dispersed demonstrators calling for President Viktor Yanukovych's ouster after he failed to salvage an EU deal.

Dozens wounded as Ukraine police break up rally
Is EU's eastern Europe policy in tatters after Russia row?
Is EU's eastern Europe policy in tatters after Russia row?

Though the European Union appears to have lost to Russia in the first round of an East-West tussle over winning friends and influence in eastern Europe, some analysts would disagree.

Is EU's eastern Europe policy in tatters after Russia row?