NEWS ALERT: Ukraine Parliament Elects Interim President After Yanukovich Ouster

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

OleksanderKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's parliament has elected Oleksander Turchinov as the country's interim president. Sunday's move came after legislators voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovich following clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in which at least 82 people died.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Tymoshenko On Hunger Strike Amid Protests

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BUDAPEST/KYIV (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine's jailed former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has begun a hunger strike in protest of the government's decision to suspend the signing a landmark trade agreement with the European Union. Her announcement came amid more clashes in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv yesterday, where police fired teargas on demonstrators.

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: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Economic Crisis

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KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine is facing political uncertainty after the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his Cabinet Monday. The president has asked the prime minister to stay on as interim leader as the country prepares for talks with international lenders on multi-billion-dollar financial assistance to help overcome its economic crisis.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Worship Amid Deadly Blasts, Closing Churches, Saying Farewell (Oct.27-Nov.3)


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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's October 27-November 3 newsweek was marked by reports of deadly attacks against Christians, church closures, detentions, a violent storm and saying farewell to one of the news agency's own giants.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Tymoshenko On Hunger Strike Against “Fake” Election

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine

UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine’s detained former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has launched a hunger strike to protest alleged vote rigging in Sunday's parliamentary election. Western observers have also expressed concerns about the ballot, in which the ruling Party of Regions claimed victory, while a far-right party entered the political arena for the first time.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Ruling Party Claims Victory In Controversial Vote

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspodent BosNewsLife reporting from Uzhhorod, Ukraine

UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Anti-government voters in western Ukraine have expressed concern that the party of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has claimed victory in parliamentary elections. Sunday's vote was overshadowed by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Her fans and others say the outcome will lead to more social tensions and split the former Soviet nation.