With shift to Russia, ex-leader stays in cell

World Nov 27, 2013

With shift to Russia, ex-leader stays in cell

For many in the United States and Europe, Ukraine's future had been bound up with the fate of a former prime minister with halolike braids who was jailed in an act of political retribution. Freeing Yulia Tymoshenko, according to this view, would affirm Ukraine's commitment ...

Tens of thousands rally in Kiev for closer EU ties

World Nov 24, 2013

Tens of thousands rally in Kiev for closer EU ties

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through central Kiev on Sunday to demand that the Ukrainian government reverse course and sign a landmark agreement with the European Union in defiance of Russia. The protest was the biggest Ukraine has seen since the peaceful 2004 Orange ...

Ukraine puts brakes on historic EU deal

World / Politics Nov 23, 2013

Ukraine puts brakes on historic EU deal

by Will Englund and Kathy Lally

Stuck between Russia and the European Union, and chafing at the need to choose between them, the Ukrainian government faltered Thursday as threats from its big Slavic neighbor mounted. The Cabinet suspended Ukraine's preparations to sign an "association agreement" with the EU next Friday — ...

Ukrainian leader booed in legislature after snubbing EU

World / Politics Nov 22, 2013

Ukrainian leader booed in legislature after snubbing EU

Opposition lawmakers on Friday booed Ukraine's prime minister, whose government shelved a landmark deal with the European Union, while turning toward Moscow. Ukraine's Cabinet on Thursday suspended preparations for signing a free trade and a political association agreement with the EU at next week's summit, ...

Ukraine halts preparations to sign key EU deal

World / Politics Nov 22, 2013

Ukraine halts preparations to sign key EU deal

Ukraine said Thursday it was suspending preparations to sign a landmark agreement with the European Union and would focus instead on restoring ties with Russia, appearing to yield to pressure from its powerful neighbor and dealing a harsh blow to plans for the ex-Soviet ...

Kosovo polls to test EU-brokered Serbia deal

World / Politics Nov 3, 2013

Kosovo polls to test EU-brokered Serbia deal

Kosovars were to choose mayors and local councilors in an election Sunday that will test the country's fragile relations with Serbia as both countries seek to move closer to the European Union. Serbia has called on Kosovo's Serb minority to participate in the vote organized ...

Top EU panel beefs up data protection laws

World Oct 22, 2013

Top EU panel beefs up data protection laws

A European Parliament committee approves sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States has used for its secret spying program.

World Oct 22, 2013

Top EU panel beefs up data protection laws in wake of NSA revelations

A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program. The draft regulation was beefed up to include even more stringent ...