LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia’s law banning gay “propaganda.”
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A column of police buses headed toward the Ukrainian capital on Monday, and opposition activists have begun evacuating a government building they have been occupying for days.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine’s capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the president over the future of the country.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — While thousands of demonstrators call for ousting Ukraine’s leaders, Yuri Onishchenko is also worrying about matters more pedestrian, such as where to find wool socks to help the demonstrators keep warm in snowy December weather.