The Ukrainian opposition has ended its occupation of Kiev City Hall. President Viktor Yanukovych made it a condition for freeing jailed demonstrators. But many protesters have vowed to remain until Yanukovych resigns.
The unofficial start of Ukraine's presidential race begins on August 24. After years of unrest, Ukrainians are clamoring for new politicians and appear ready to throw support behind their most famous rock star.
A new slogan adopted by the Ukrainian army has drawn criticism for its links to World War II-era nationalist groups. The decision has sparked a debate about how the country should address its history.
The far-left Kremlin critic, serving a one-month sentence for illegal protesting, has been taken to a Moscow hospital. Sergei Udaltsov spent many years in jail for his opposition towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
For more than four years, the German military has been flying injured Ukrainians to German cities for treatment. One German lawmaker fears "fascist" paramilitaries could be among them.
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