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    1 dead, 100 police hurt in Ukraine parliament clashes
    Aug31

    1 dead, 100 police hurt in Ukraine parliament clashes

    KIEV: A Ukrainian National Guard officer died on Monday after being injured in the heart in fierce clashes between protesters and police that wounded around 100 people. “He died on the operating table,” a spokeswoman for the National Guard, Svitlana Pavlovska, told AFP. Street battles broke out between dozens of demonstrators and...

    Guardsman killed in Kiev protests
    Aug31

    Guardsman killed in Kiev protests

    A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 ­others protecting Ukraine’s ­parliament were wounded by grenades hurled by ­protesters on ­Monday, the ­Interior ­Ministry said, as deputies backed reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas. …read more Source: Global...

    Tug of war
    Aug31

    Tug of war

    Activists from several radical Ukrainian parties clash with police officers in front of the parliament in Kiev on Monday. One police officer was killed and more than 100 people were injured after a grenade exploded outside parliament as lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to rebels in eastern Ukraine....

    Lithuania presses charges over deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown
    Aug31

    Lithuania presses charges over deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown

    Lithuania has charged 66 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine with war crimes and crimes against humanity over the deaths of 13 civilians in a Soviet crackdown on the Baltic state’s pro-independence movement in 1991, prosecutors said on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Lithuania presses charges over deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown
    Aug31

    Lithuania presses charges over deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuania has charged 66 citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine with war crimes and crimes against humanity over the deaths of 13 civilians in a Soviet crackdown on the Baltic state’s pro-independence movement in 1991, prosecutors said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president vows severe punishment for instigators of clashes
    Aug31

    Ukraine president vows severe punishment for instigators of clashes

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment, calling the violence a stab in the back.It was an anti-Ukrainian act for which all of its organisers without exception — all representatives...

    Blast, clashes as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for rebels
    Aug31

    Blast, clashes as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for rebels

    KIEV: Clashes erupted outside parliament in Kiev yesterday as lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A blast was also heard outside parliament, an AFP correspondent said, although the cause was not immediately known. About a dozen people were reportedly...

    Deadly clashes in Kiev over rebel legislation
    Aug31

    Deadly clashes in Kiev over rebel legislation

    Ukrainian authorities blamed nationalists for the trouble and said at least 30 people had been detained. …read more Source: Channel...

    Angela Merkel says refugee crisis as challenging as reunifying Germany
    Aug31

    Angela Merkel says refugee crisis as challenging as reunifying Germany

    Chancellor Angela Merkel likened the test Germany faces in coping with a flood of refugees to the challenge of reunifying the country 25 years ago, and called on citizens on Monday to show flexibility, patience and openness. At a 90-minute news conference at which she was peppered with questions on a range of subjects, including the euro zone,...

    Clashes erupt outside Ukraine parliament
    Aug31

    Clashes erupt outside Ukraine parliament

    Military pressure on Ukraine will last decades, President Poroshenko saysUkraine struggles to control maverick battalionsCeasefire brings limited respite for east Ukrainians …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

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