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Ukraine government resigns, parliament scraps anti-protest laws amid crisis – CNN

CNNKiev, Ukraine (CNN) — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his government Tuesday, amid a political crisis fired by violent protests on the country’s streets. Azarov and his Cabinet will continue …Ukraine PM Azarov’s ‘difficult decision’ to step downBBC News‘We all want to live in a lawful state’: […]

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Ukrainian prime minister offers to resign – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. Under the constitution, the departure of …Ukraine PM Offers ResignationVoice of AmericaUkraine’s Prime Minister Mykola Azarov submits resignationFox NewsUkraine Premier […]

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Thai protest leader asks for military protection – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has asked for the protection of Thailand’s powerful military after a protest leader was shot dead and the besieged government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra signalled a tougher stand …Thai anti-government protester killed, adds to doubts over electionReutersDefying emergency rule, Thai protesters padlock polling stations in Bangkok […]

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Ukrainian Policeman Shot Dead as Foreign Mediation Urged – Bloomberg

BloombergUkraine’s premier and the opposition seeking to topple him called for foreign mediation as anti-government unrest that turned deadly this week spread from Kiev. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said yesterday he’s speaking to Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, …Ukraine’s President Vows Concessions to Anti-Government ProtestersVoice of AmericaUnrest Spreads to More Cities in UkraineNew York TimesUkrainian president […]

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Syria Foes to Meet Face-to-Face as UN Sees More Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Muallem, center, arrives at the United Nations Office in Geneva on Jan. 24, 2014. Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images. Syria’s government and opposition have agreed to hold face-to-face talks in Geneva, …2 Sides in Syria Talks Agree to Meet, Averting a BreakdownNew York TimesSyria Foes Agree to Meet Face-to-Face […]

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Japan’s Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China’s rising militancy and Japan’s outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual …Japanese PM Shinzo Abe urges Asia military restraintBBC NewsJapan’s Abe Defends Visit […]

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EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes – Bloomberg

BloombergTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a… Read More. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a separate power, this would lead to a country of judicial rule and not …Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticised over crackdownReuters UKTurkish premier Erdogan resists […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticized over crackdown – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on the judiciary and police that has rattled investors. Erdogan has …Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to BrusselsFinancial TimesTurkey Puzzles Market With New […]

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Thai prime minister struggles to stay in power – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — From inside her “war room” in a temporary office at the Defense Ministry, Thailand’s beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is watching television feeds of flag-waving protesters trying to bring down her government.Thai Protestors Attempt To Topple Government With Bangkok ShutdownGetty ImagesThai protesters to intensify stir despite deadly blastThe HinduAnti-govt protesters march […]

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Thai PM Yingluck probed over ‘corrupt rice subsidy scheme’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThailand’s official anti-corruption commission says it is investigating Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with the government’s controversial rice subsidy scheme. The policy guarantees Thai rice farmers a much higher price than on the global …Thai anti-graft panel to probe PM YingluckAFPAre Thailand’s antigovernment protests waning?Christian Science MonitorThailand’s red shirts ponder next moveChannel News […]

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Thai Protest Leaders Threaten to Detain Yingluck – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAntigovernment protesters hold Thai national flags during a protest outside the Custom Department office in Bangkok on Tuesday. Reuters. BANGKOK—Thailand’s protest leaders are thinking up new ways to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from …Thailand crisis: Polls to proceed despite protestsBBC NewsThai PM refuses to step down as Bangkok shutdown continuesABC OnlineThailand’s political […]

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Thai Protest Leaders Threaten to Take Yingluck Hostage — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAntigovernment protesters hold Thai national flags during a protest outside the Custom Department office in Bangkok on Tuesday. Reuters. BANGKOK—Thailand’s protest leaders are thinking up new ways to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from …Thai prime minister insists she won’t resignUSA TODAYThailand anti-government protesters continue effort to ‘shut down’ BangkokCNNThai protests: Coup talk […]

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Thai protesters start Bangkok “shutdown” in bid to topple PM – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Thousands of anti-government protesters began a blockade at major intersections in Bangkok on Monday as they sought to paralyze Thailand’s capital, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign. Police and …Bangkok Shutdown: Protesters Gather at Key IntersectionsTIMEThai Protesters Block Roads in Bid to Shut CapitalABC NewsThai Opposition Protesters Launch […]

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Israeli, Arab papers miles apart on Sharon’s legacy – BBC News

BBC NewsIsraeli newspapers take a measured view of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Arab commentators, however, have nothing good to say about him. Editorial in Israeli left-of-centre, independent broadsheet Ha’aretz. Throughout his military career Ariel Sharon …Body of Ariel Sharon to lie in state SundayFox NewsIsraelis pay last respects to warrior-statesman SharonReutersFormer Israeli prime minister […]

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Ariel Sharon dies at 85: Former Israeli prime minister epitomized country’s … – Washington Post

Washington PostAriel Sharon, a monumental figure in Israel’s modern history who epitomized the country’s warrior past even as he sought to become the architect of a peaceful future, died Jan. 11 of organ failure eight years after a massive stroke left him in a vegetative state …Funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon set […]

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World leaders react to former Israeli prime minister Sharon’s death – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWorld leaders offered condolences in reaction to Ariel Sharon’s death Saturday. President Barack Obama released a statement saying, “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people …Obama says joins Israelis in honoring Sharon’s commitment to IsraelReutersIsrael’s Ariel Sharon, in Coma Since […]

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Israel Mourns a Warrior – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPrime Minister Ariel Sharon, one of the most influential leaders of modern Israel, has died, days after doctors reported a significant deterioration in their 85-year-old comatose patient, according to Israeli media. The leading newspapers in the Jewish state …Former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon dead at 85MiamiHerald.comIsrael bids farewell to Ariel Sharon, as it […]

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Twelve Killed in Election-Linked Violence in Bangladesh (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekViolence on voting day in Bangladesh’s elections left at least 12 people dead as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed is set to win another five-year term amid a boycott by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. At least 10 people with ties to …Bangladesh votes in polls hit by opposition boycott, violenceReutersAt least 11 killed […]

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Hospital says former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon fighting for his life – Fox News

Fox NewsThe director of the Israeli hospital treating former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that the 85-year-old is fighting for his life and doctors are pessimistic about his prognosis. Dr. Zeev Rotstein of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, told reporters …Ariel Sharon: Doctors pessimistic over ex-PM’s survivalBBC NewsFormer Israeli leader Ariel Sharon […]

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Bangladesh election: Voting begins in violence-marred poll – BBC News

BBC NewsPolls have opened in Bangladesh’s controversial election, with fewer than half the parliamentary seats being contested. The opposition, which is boycotting the vote, has begun a two-day general strike against what it called a “scandalous farce”. Prime Minister …Violence, street clashes mar elections in BangladeshFox NewsBangladesh’s Opposition Calls for Voter Boycott Ahead of Parliamentary […]