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Flowers from pro-European union activists lay in front of police outside the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, with various messages supporting their cause.
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Moscow: British pop icon Elton John has escaped serious criticism in Russia after using a sold-out Moscow concert to challenge a highly contentious law banning the "propaganda of homosexuality" to minors.
Ukraine's opposition is seeking to bring one million people onto the streets of the capital today to crank up the pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after his U-turn away from a European integration accord.
Ukraine's opposition, preparing for what it hopes will be a gigantic protest rally on Sunday, says it will negotiate with President Viktor Yanukovych only if he fires the government and appoints a new one committed to deepening European integration.
I just wanted to say thanks so much for making sure the uniform got back to me in time for my commissioning class's photo.
As Ukrainians take to the streets in numbers not seen since the Orange Revolution, the Russian opposition is looking on in awe -- and also with more than a bit of trepidation.
1967 - Israel submits to the United Nations a five-year plan to solve the Arab refugee problem conditioned on a general peace settlement between Israel and the Arab states.
Russia's Finance Ministry predicted serious difficulties Friday for the budget in 2016 and 2017 as slowing economic growth means there will be insufficient funds available to honor spending commitments.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday to lay the grounds for a new "strategic partnership" to shore up Ukraine's creaking economy in defiance of protesters back home enraged by his U-turn away from Europe.
Elton John is to play a concert in Moscow on Friday during which he has vowed to raise the issue of Russia's legal crackdown on gay rights.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
Armenia - Energy Minister Armen Movsisian and Gazprom Chairman Alexei Miller sign a Russian-Armenian gas deal in the presence of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sarkisian, Yerevan, 2Dec2013.
The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine's sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace.
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The Armenian police on Thursday defended the use of force against hundreds of people who demonstrated against Armenia's membership in a Russian-led customs union during an official visit by Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
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