NEWS WATCH: Ukraine President Accepts Resignation Government Amid Protests

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
parliamentKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovich has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his entire Cabinet, as anti-government protests spread across the country.

NEWS WATCH: Former Minister Injured in Ukraine Clashes


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photoKYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of people, including politicians, have been seriously injured when Ukrainian anti-government protesters clashed with police in the capital Kyiv. The overnight violence broke out after Ukrainian court handed down a six-year jail sentence to far right activists Igor Musiychuk, Volodymyr Spara and Sergiy Bevz.

Shot Egypt Christian Dies After Hospitals Refuse Treatment


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egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A young Coptic Christian man has died from gunshot injuries in Egypt's capital Cairo, after three local hospitals turned him away, Christians said Tuesday, January 6. Ihab Ghattas, 23, reportedly died on New Year's Eve from a gunshot wound to the head because of “negligence” as the hospitals which refused to treat him, said Copts activist group Maspero Youth Union (MYU).

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine, Russia Sign Controversial Deal

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presidentsKYIV/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine and Russia have signed a major economic trade deal, despite massive protests in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for European Union integration , with Moscow promising massive financial assistance and cuts in natural gas prices.

NEWS WATCH: Lenin Statue Toppled At EU Rally In Kiev

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KIEVUPDATEKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- As many as half a million Ukrainians have participated in a pro-European Union rally in the capital Kyiv, where many toppled the statue of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and called for the president to step down. Sunday's rally was the biggest demonstration since the pro-freedom Orange Revolution in 2004.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Protest Ukraine’s Suspension Of EU Deal

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KYIV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have demonstrated against a government decision to suspend preparations for a trade pact with the European Union. The protests come as the country also commemorates a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of people.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Government Resigns After Violent Protests


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

BULGARIANOWSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's parliament on Thursday, February 21, accepted the resignation of the government following violent protests fueled by outrage over rising energy prices blamed on foreign-controlled companies.  The Cabinet in the European Union's poorest country quit amid a wider debate in Europe about EU-demanded privatization of public utilities in member states.