Ukrainian president will hold talks on Friday with former President Leonid Kravchuk.
11:53, 13 December 2013 Friday
Family members of the Sicilian Mafia's fugitive boss of bosses were arrested in Sicily.
Demonstrators have re-built barricades, torn down by police, using public benches, metal barriers and wire-netting to fence off the square, known simply as the 'Maidan' in the revolutionary lexicon.
The court adjourned a ruling until Jan. 16, when it will also rule on the Russian extradition request.
Pope Francis called for more sharing of wealth among people and nations to narrow the gap between the rich and poor.
Ukrainian police have pulled back after an overnight confrontation in which they attempted to remove barricades and tents from a protest camp.
"We do not aspire to be called some kind of superpower, understanding that as a claim to world or regional hegemony" Putin said.
NATO is being condemned by Turkey for its silence over Greece's purchasing of hovercrafts from Russia.
Slovak PM has flown to Iran to negotiate the release of two Slovak paragliders who were detained in Iran in May on suspicion of taking photographs of restricted areas.
The head of the Portuguese Council for Refugees said the 21 children, 15 women and 38 men were being sheltered in social security centres and Catholic charity facilities.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich invited the leaders for talks to find a compromise.
British Prime Minister David Cameron defended 'selfie' with Obama at Mandela's memeorial service.
Time magazine named Pope Francis its person of the year.
Ukrainian opposition leader said president Viktor Yanukovich was not interested in compromise.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Kiev in an effort to defuse Ukraine's political crisis.
Ukraine would need the money if it were to sign a trade pact with the EU, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said
Victoria Nuland visited Independence Square in Kiev on Wednesday.
Poland summoned the Ukrainian ambassador over the use of force against demonstrators in Kiev.
Crimean Tatars have expressed their solidarity with pro-EU protesters in Kiev.
Ukrainian police stormed Kiev's City Hall on Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said it was time to turn a "shameful page" in Ukraine's history.