Ukraine’s opposition rejected President Viktor Yanukovych’s efforts to defuse a political crisis after anti-government activists thwarted an attempt by riot police to clear them off the streets of Kiev.
Ukrainian anti-government activists are mobilizing for a rally to top the half-million people who flooded Kiev last weekend as President Viktor Yanukovych returns from China and Russia with no aid for the shrinking economy.
Ukrainian police sought to round up those it claims organized disturbances as anti-government protesters held out in freezing weather for a 15th day. The opposition was accused of obstructing talks to end the impasse.
Ukrainian police began arresting those it claims organized disturbances as anti-government protesters held out in freezing weather for a 15th day. The opposition was accused of obstructing talks to end the impasse.
Ukraine’s opposition set up a clash with the ruling party over a proposed cabinet shakeup, bolstering demands for the ouster of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov after the biggest street protests in almost a decade.
More than 100,000 Ukrainians marched against a decision by President Viktor Yanukovych’s government to cut off preparations for a free-trade pact with the European Union and seek closer ties with Russia.
Former State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland faced Republican criticism of her role in shaping the Obama administration’s initial explanation of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, as she sought confirmation for a top policy job.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making phone calls and reviewing paperwork while recovering at home and she plans to return to her office next week, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.