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British woman gives birth to baby girl in New York Street

British woman gives birth to baby girl in New York Street

Feb 26, – Polly McCourt, 39, left her Upper East Side home on Monday and tried to hail a cab until she realised her baby would not wait. British woman gave birth in a New York City street after rushing out of her apartment as she went into labour. Passers-by offered their scarves and coat […]

February 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine Interim President Seeks Closer EU Ties as Russia Recalls Kiev Envoy

Ukraine Interim President Seeks Closer EU Ties as Russia Recalls Kiev Envoy

Feb 25, Kiev – Parliamentary speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, a longtime ally of opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, spoke Sunday, just hours after being elevated to an interim presidency in a parliamentary vote. Turchynov also said the new government wants to build relations with Russia on the basis of what he called “a […]

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine sets European course in wake of Yanukovich ouster

Ukraine sets European course in wake of Yanukovich ouster

Feb 24, Kiev – As rival neighbors east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power vacuum in Kiev must not lead to the country breaking apart, acting president Oleksander Turchinov said late on Sunday. Ukraine’s new leaders wanted relations with Russia on a “new, equal and good-neighborly footing that recognizes and takes […]

February 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine: Parliament speaker Turchynov named interim president

Ukraine: Parliament speaker Turchynov named interim president

Feb 23, Kiev – Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday. Mr Turchynov told MPs they had until Tuesday to form a new unity government. Parliament also voted to seize Mr Yanukovych’s luxury estate near Kiev, which protesters entered on Saturday. The whereabouts of Mr Yanukovych, who described parliament’s […]

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine’s president flees as opposition takes control of Kiev

Ukraine’s president flees as opposition takes control of Kiev

Feb 22, Kiev – Ukrainians awoke Saturday morning to rumors and reports that President Viktor Yanukovych had fled to his home town in the east or left the country.Thousands poured onto the grounds of presidential residence, 12 miles from downtown Kiev, to gawk at the manicured lawns, the golf course and the botanical gardens, while […]

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Beauty queen jailed for drink-driving hit and run

Beauty queen jailed for drink-driving hit and run

Feb 22, London – A beauty queen turned lawyer was jailed on Friday after she mowed down a man in a hit and run while driving home drunk. Kristina Long, 26, was speeding in a 32km/h zone after her work Christmas party when she hit a pedestrian. But the former Miss Bolton, who was twice […]

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian Deputy PM: Cossack who whipped Pussy Riot was ‘held accountable’

Russian Deputy PM: Cossack who whipped Pussy Riot was ‘held accountable’

Feb 22, – The punk group spent five days in Sochi this week, filming footage for its new video criticizing President Vladimir Putin and the Sochi Olympics. A group of Cossacks armed with whips was in central Sochi on Wednesday. Minutes after the group started to perform its song, one Cossack began lashing his whip. […]

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘I am dying’ Ukrainian protester tweeted after shot in neck

‘I am dying’ Ukrainian protester tweeted after shot in neck

Feb 22, Kiev – “I am dying,” Olesya Zhukovska, a 21-year-old volunteer medic, wrote on Twitter, minutes after she got shot in the neck by a sniper’s bullet as deadly clashes broke out in the center of the Ukrainian capital between protesters and police. The tweet, accompanied by a photo of her clutching her bleeding […]

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest

Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest

Feb 21, Kiev – At least 101 people have died this week in the clashes in Kiev, according to protesters and Ukrainian authorities, a sharp reversal in three months of mostly peaceful protests. Now neither side appears willing to compromise. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine: top medic says at least 70 protesters killed in Kiev on Thursday

Ukraine: top medic says at least 70 protesters killed in Kiev on Thursday

Feb 20, Kiev – Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 70 people dead and hundreds injured, according to a protest doctor. Video footage on Ukrainian […]

February 20, 2014 | By | Reply More