A masked protester poses for pictures on the barricade during ongoing protests in Kiev today. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovich is taking sick leave as the country’s political crisis continues with no sign of a solution. A stateme(...)

A man in a Guy Fawkes mask attends a rally held by the pro-government Party of Regions in support of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday  in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Getty

The European Union and Ukraine have said they still intend to seal a major political and economic agreement, amid growing division in the country over(...)