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Ukraine: At least 10 protesters dead as Kiev clashes renew

Ukraine: At least 10 protesters dead as Kiev clashes renew

Feb 20, Kiev – Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine’s capital have erupted anew Thursday and an Associated Press reporter has seen 10 bodies laid out on the edge of the protest encampment. As the violence explodes and heavy smoke from burning barricades at the encampment belches into the sky, the foreign ministers […]

February 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian security forces attack Pussy riot members

Russian security forces attack Pussy riot members

Feb 19, – The pair were held for around three hours at a police station in the Adler district of Sochi, before appearing with other women on the steps outside wearing summer dresses, coloured leggings and their trademark balaclava masks. Pussy Riot protest band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were detained on Tuesday in […]

February 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
25 killed in ‘bloodiest’ day of Kiev clashes as Ukrainian riot police charge protesters

25 killed in ‘bloodiest’ day of Kiev clashes as Ukrainian riot police charge protesters

Feb 19, Kiev – Thousands of defiant protesters faced rows of riot police who have squeezed them deeper into the Kiev’s Independence Square, known as the Maidan, which has been a bastion for protesters, after overnight clashes that set buildings on fire and brought sharp rebuke from both the West and Russia. As thick black […]

February 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Panty Protest: Kazakhstan Women Outraged by Lace Underwear Ban

Panty Protest: Kazakhstan Women Outraged by Lace Underwear Ban

Feb 18, A trade ban on synthetic lace lingerie has been contested by female protesters in Russia. The ban will outlaw any underwear containing less than 6% cotton from being imported, made, or sold in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. A law affecting the Eurasian Union, the trade bloc of the three countries, means women’s underwear […]

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Three dead in Ukraine violence as protesters march on parliament

Three dead in Ukraine violence as protesters march on parliament

Feb 18, Kiev – A lawmaker for a Ukrainian opposition party and a coordinator for the protesters’ medical team say three protesters have died in clashes with police outside the parliament building in central Kiev. Oleh Musiy, a top medic for the protesters, told the Associated Press that three activists have died. Opposition lawmaker Lesya […]

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pussy Riot members arrested in Sochi by Russian police

Pussy Riot members arrested in Sochi by Russian police

Feb 18, Sochi – Two former members of the all-female Russian punk band Pussy Riot were detained in central Sochi on Tuesday, the husband of a member told. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were recently released from prison, ahead of the Sochi Olympics. The two were near the seaport, meeting journalists, when police took them […]

February 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukrainian protesters end occupation of Kiev’s city hall

Ukrainian protesters end occupation of Kiev’s city hall

Feb 16, Kiev – Anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine’s capital ended their nearly three-month occupation of Kiev City Hall on Sunday as promised in exchange for the release of all jailed protesters. But tensions remained high as hundreds stayed outside the building, vowing to retake it if the government fails to drop all criminal charges against […]

February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Olympics: Indian flag raised in Sochi after ban lifted

Olympics: Indian flag raised in Sochi after ban lifted

Feb 16, Rosa Khutor – The Indian flag was raised at the Sochi Winter Games on Sunday in a symbol of the country’s return to the Olympic fold after the lifting of a ban imposed over corruption concerns. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday ended the 14-month ban, reinstating India with immediate effect. It […]

February 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine opposition ready to vacate seized kiev building

Ukraine opposition ready to vacate seized kiev building

Feb 15, Kiev – A top Ukrainian opposition leader said Saturday that protesters are ready to vacate the Kiev City Hall they have occupied for nearly three months — if the government drops all charges against the demonstrators. This week, the last of the 234 protesters were released from jail as part of an amnesty. […]

February 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lebanese skier Jacky Chamoun’s topless photos cause stir

Lebanese skier Jacky Chamoun’s topless photos cause stir

Feb 14, Beirut – The video of Jacky Chamoun that surfaced on the Internet as she prepared for the Sochi Olympics caused quite a stir in Lebanon, and exposed some deeper issues. As far as her parents and the thousands of supporters who have jumped to her defense since a government investigation was ordered are […]

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