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Ukraine police disperse protest over rape case: media

KIEV (Reuters) - Riot police dispersed a protest in central Kiev early on Friday over last month's rape of a woman who accused police officers of the crime, local media reported.Full story

Ukrainian court bars gay pride event, citing security concerns

KIEV (Reuters) - A Kiev court on Thursday banned what would have Ukraine's first gay pride event after city authorities raised security concerns. Full story

Ukraine PM bars reporters from government meetings after protest

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov ordered a dozen local reporters to be barred from covering government meetings after they staged a silent protest on Wednesday over physical attacks on journalists at a rally. Full story

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