In the News: Kiev - Violence Escalates Despite a Truce

Hundreds of armed protesters charged police barricades Thursday on Kiev's central Independence Square, despite a truce called just hours earlier by the country's embattled president

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In the news: Political crisis deepens in Ukraine

As the Ukrainian parliament vote to abolish anti-protest laws, we take a look back at the events from the past week