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Russia Grants Protection for Ukrainian President – ABC News

ABC NewsMoscow on Wednesday granted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych protection “on the territory of Russia,” shortly after the fugitive leader sought help from the Kremlin, according to an official quoted by Russian news agencies. Meanwhile,…






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Ukraine crisis: Russia’s options – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia has voiced alarm and anger at the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych by protesters in Kiev. Prof Andrei Zagorski, a political analyst at Moscow’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations, examines…






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Coup in Kiev – Antiwar.com

Antiwar.comFirst, a primer for those who have missed the rapidly escalating events of the past few days: mobs of protesters have taken over Kiev and the government of Viktor Yanukovich has been effectively overthrown. Impeached…


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Ukraine media: mixed views on Tymoshenko – BBC News

BBC NewsA day after the Ukrainian parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from office, media commentators are focusing on another momentous event: the release of his jailed arch-rival Yulia Tymoshenko. Many journalists – even…







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Chechen leader offers to take Danish giraffe – UPI.com

UPI.comAn 11-day-old giraffe calf stands with his herd at the Brookfield Zoo on July 2, 2013 in Brookfield, Illinois. Jasiri, a 7-year-old giraffe gave birth to the 173-pound, 5-foot-9-inch tall male calf on June 21,…




















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Pussy Riot members speak after prison release – BBC News

BBC NewsThe two imprisoned women from the protest group Pussy Riot were released this week under the Russian parliament’s amnesty. They have returned to the capital Moscow, where they continue to speak out against President…













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Ex-tycoon Khodorkovsky released from prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree pardoning jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man who has been described as his archrival. Khodorkovsky has spent the past 10 years in…





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