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4 top Ukraine officials investigated in crackdown

4 top Ukraine officials investigated in crackdown

Dec 15, Kiev, Ukraine – Ukrainian authorities on Saturday attempted to appease anti-government protesters who have been demonstrating in the center of the capital for weeks by opening investigations against four top officials over the violent break-up of a small rally last month. But opposition leaders dismissed the move as a half-measure and around 100,000 […]

December 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus run in Spain

6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus run in Spain

Dec 14, Madrid – Around 6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus and his elves have run a “mini-marathon” through the streets of Madrid to promote festive cheer as the country tries to emerge from a two-year recession. While grown-ups dressed in red costumes with wispy white beards, children donned green elf outfits to run the […]

December 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says

Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says

Dec 14, – Violence committed against women by men is vastly under-reported in many countries, a large new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 93,600 women in 24 countries who survived sexual or physical violence, often called gender-based violence. Only 7 percent of the survivors reported the incidents to legal, medical or social […]

December 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ukraine court frees protesters held after Kiev clashes

Ukraine court frees protesters held after Kiev clashes

Dec 13, – A Ukrainian court has freed nine people arrested during clashes between pro-EU protesters and riot police, a key demand of the protest movement. The nine were arrested during a violent crackdown on 30 November to drive protesters away from the presidential administration in the capital Kiev. Amid the international outrage, US Secretary […]

December 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
US Lawmakers Warn of Sanctions if Ukraine Violence Worsens

US Lawmakers Warn of Sanctions if Ukraine Violence Worsens

Dec 12, – The US state department has said it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine as the political crisis there continues. It follows attempts by riot police to dislodge anti-government protesters from their strongholds in the capital. The US warned Ukraine not to used its armed forces against civilians. US officials say […]

December 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ukrainian Riot Police Withdraw After Overnight Move on Protesters

Ukrainian Riot Police Withdraw After Overnight Move on Protesters

Dec 11, – Riot police have begun leaving a large camp in central Kyiv following overnight clashes with protesters. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government appears to be mulling a deal with the EU, in exchange for more aid. Ukrainian authorities ordered the removal of riot police and Interior Ministry forces from Independence Square on Wednesday only […]

December 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
German companies recruit jobless European youth

German companies recruit jobless European youth

Dec 10, – Leading companies have been using youth employment initiatives to recruit young people from southern European countries grappling with unemployment. It appears to be a win-win situation. According to the OECD, one out of three Spaniards is currently unemployed. Europe’s average unemployment rate is significantly lower at 10 percent; and in Germany and […]

December 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ukraine: Pro-Europe protesters remain on streets of Kyiv

Ukraine: Pro-Europe protesters remain on streets of Kyiv

Dec 10, – Some pro-EU protesters have remained on the streets of Kyiv after riot police moved in to break up blockades of government buildings. The EU’s top diplomat hopes talks can defuse Ukraine’s political standoff. Around 2,000 demonstrators huddled around fires in sub-zero temperatures at their main tent protest camp in Kyiv’s Independence Square […]

December 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kiev: Riot police deployed near protest sites

Kiev: Riot police deployed near protest sites

Dec 09, Kiev, Ukraine – Dozens of riot police in full gear have moved into the center of the Ukrainan capital where opposition activists have been occupying a city administration building and a central square. President Viktor Yanukovych has faced weeks of protests after shelving a treaty with the European Union last month to focus […]

December 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ukraine capital braces for massive protest

Ukraine capital braces for massive protest

Dec 08, Kiev, Ukraine— Thousands of Ukrainians angered by police violence and the president’s turn away from Europe headed for the center of the capital on Sunday, in what was expected to be the largest rally since mass protests started three weeks ago. President Viktor Yanukovych’s meeting on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin has […]

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