Feb 9, 2014 — The referendum was approved by just 50.5 percent of the vote. It effectively ends a "free movement agreement" with the European Union.
Jan 25, 2014 — The comment comes as protesters moved to seize government buildings in and around the capital, Kiev, where unrest has intensified in recent days.
Jan 20, 2014 — Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency report that Tehran has halted the highest level of uranium enrichment, a key part of the sanctions deal reached earlier this month.
Dec 17, 2013 — Moscow has agreed to a massive bailout package for Ukraine, a deal that could keep the country from bankruptcy next year.
Dec 16, 2013 — Moscow is reportedly hoping that a financial backing of the Kiev government will keep the former Soviet republic within its sphere of influence.
Dec 11, 2013 — Riot police have reportedly left the square in Kiev that they tried to clear of protesters Tuesday. But U.S. and European Union diplomats say the Ukrainian government needs to do much more to find a peaceful resolution to its crisis. Protesters are angry that their leaders don't want to join the EU.
Dec 10, 2013 — Riot police in the capital dislodged protesters in Independence Square. Since last month, anti-government demonstrators have come out in force to oppose the president's move to back away from closer ties with the EU.
Dec 3, 2013 — The government's thumbs down of the proposed trade agreement has sparked widespread anger and street protests that have threatened to topple President Viktor Yanukovych.
Nov 12, 2013 — Like many former Soviet republics, Ukraine is considering saying goodbye to its Soviet past and signing an economic alignment with the European Union. But with the clock ticking on a free trade agreement, Ukraine is facing hardball tactics from Moscow and a demand from the EU to free its former prime minister.
Oct 25, 2013 — At a summit in Brussels, European leaders issued a statement saying alleged snooping could damage relations with the U.S. and that "a lack of trust could prejudice the necessary cooperation in the field of intelligence-gathering."