Ukraine Opposition Blocks Government Offices in Call for General Strike

Demonstrations drew crowds of as many as 350,000 people
Protesters in Kiev, Ukraine / AP

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building on Monday, trying to bring down President Viktor Yanukovich with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.

Vaclav Klaus Wins Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Former Czech President warns against repeating mistakes of Marxism
Vaclav Klaus / Wikimedia Commons

Former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus was awarded the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Tuesday evening at a reception in Georgetown.