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2006-08-03 03:45:30

By Christian Lowe KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich, humiliated in the 2004 "Orange Revolution," was set to celebrate a political comeback on Thursday after President Viktor Yushchenko backed him to be prime minister. The pro-Western Yushchenko, architect of the revolution that overturned the old order in Ukraine, reluctantly chose "co-habitation" with the Moscow-leaning Yanukovich in the early hours of Thursday to end four months of political deadlock. Parliament was...

2006-07-07 10:44:58

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Friday a coalition of liberal parties backing the "Orange Revolution" had all but collapsed and called for a new grouping to form a government. In comments to journalists broadcast on Ukrainian television, Yushchenko also acknowledged that the country's parliament could be dissolved if no government was formed within deadlines set down by the constitution. He said he remained a supporter of a coalition of three liberal...

2006-07-06 17:58:40

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament elected veteran Socialist Oleksander Moroz as its speaker on Thursday, casting doubt over a prospective government coalition made up of backers of the 2004 "Orange Revolution." Moroz won 238 votes in the 450-seat assembly with support from the Regions Party, sympathetic to Moscow and led by Viktor Yanukovich, main loser of the revolution, and Communists. His election shattered an agreement clinched by three "orange" parties after...

2006-07-06 16:28:55

KIEV (Reuters) - Socialist Oleksander Moroz was elected speaker of parliament on Thursday with the help of Ukraine's opposition, jeopardizing a prospective government coalition made up of backers of the 2004 "Orange Revolution." Moroz won 238 votes in the 450-seat assembly with support from the Regions Party, sympathetic to Moscow, and Communists. His election was at variance with an agreement signed by three "orange" parties and could pave the way for a new coalition bringing...

2006-04-06 04:58:43

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's party backed a coalition with other "Orange Revolution" liberals on Thursday, consigning to opposition a party sympathetic to Moscow that won first place in a March 26 poll. A spokeswoman for Our Ukraine said its leadership had agreed to team up with the Socialist party and the bloc of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko -- the president's estranged ally who had the best score of all liberal groups. But there...

2006-04-01 11:23:03

By Christian Lowe KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko tried on Saturday to reassert his authority after an election defeat, warning estranged ally Yulia Tymoshenko she could only head a coalition government on his terms. Yushchenko's Our Ukraine party finished a humiliating third in a March 26 parliamentary election, forcing him into a round of horse-trading with the charismatic Tymoshenko -- whose bloc placed second -- about forming a coalition. In his first...

2005-09-20 05:55:24

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - President Viktor Yushchenko urged parliament on Tuesday to approve his candidate for prime minister to save Ukraine from disorder and denounced a "cynical plot to destroy" his eight-month old liberal administration. Yushchenko in early September sacked Yulia Tymoshenko, his ally in last year's mass "Orange Revolution" protests, to end months of infighting and mutual accusations of corruption. He proposed his longstanding ally Yuri Yekhanurov to replace...

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2004-11-25 09:00:02

KIEV, Ukraine - The European Union and Russia urged Ukraine leaders Thursday to find a nonviolent solution to the election crisis gripping this former Soviet republic. The statement came after Ukraine's opposition leader raised the stakes in his standoff with the Kremlin-backed prime minister, asking the Supreme Court to declare presidential election results invalid and threatening to have his supporters block key highways. Thousands of Victor Yushchenko's supporters have spent four...

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2004-11-25 06:00:01

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko raised the stakes in his electoral standoff with the Kremlin-backed prime minister on Thursday, emboldened by the staying power of thousands of supporters who endured a fourth night outside in the bitter cold. Also Thursday, Yushchenko appealed the results of Ukrainian presidential election to the nation's Supreme Court, charging they were marred by fraud, the Interfax news agency reported. Yushchenko sent word to the masses in...

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2004-11-25 03:00:01

KIEV, Ukraine - Opposition leaders, backed by thousands of supporters who spent a fourth night outside in the bitter cold, kicked off a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the Ukrainian government's decision to name a Kremlin-backed candidate winner of presidential elections. With the gulf deepening between the Western-leaning opposition and the government, a key European mediator - Lech Walesa, the founder of the Polish Solidarity movement - is expected in the capital to try to help pull...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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