KIEV - Ukrainian protesters stood their ground on Wednesday after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favoring ties with Russia over the European Union.
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BOGOTA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' popularity rose for a third straight month in December and he would be re-elected next year in a second-round vote, a poll published on Thursday showed.
ISTANBUL - Syria's Western-backed opposition said on Thursday it had invited Islamist fighters to secure its depots on the Turkish frontier after an attack by al Qaeda militants.
CARACAS - Venezuela's murder rate has fallen by about a quarter this year, the government says, dismissing opponents' talk of ever-rising crime as propaganda.