Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - About 2,000 pro-Europe protesters huddled by braziers in their main tented camp in snowbound Kiev on Tuesday, in defiance of riot police who herded them away from government buildings overnight. Dozens of riot police removed barricades leading to the presidency, cabinet offices and parliament. But the demonstrators, who reject President Viktor Yanukovich's policy lurch towards Russia, have regrouped at Independence Square in central Kiev, where they have set up a makeshift tent village. Yanukovich is due to hold talks with three former Ukrainian presidents to try and find a basis for wider talks involving the opposition parties.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev Tuesday to try to defuse a standoff between President Viktor Yanukovych's government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters' encampments outside government buildings.
Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 1113 GMT: Ramaphosa again appeals for calm from the crowd as Zuma's ex-wife, African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, speaks. 1110 GMT: Crowd erupts into applause for Mugabe of neighbouring Zimbabwe as he is introduced, again by stark contrast with how the crowd is reacting to South Africa's own President Zuma. 1105 GMT: As TV pictures show Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in the crowd, Obama is expected to speak soon. 1102 GMT: Those cheers for Obama were in stark contrast to the boos for Zuma, who is sitting on the podium waiting to speak later in the event.