Kiev Protesters Say Nyet to Deal

    Anti-government protester attends a rally in Kiev January 24, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called for an emergency session of parliament to end political crisis and violent unrest, in a sign he might be ready to soften his hardline stance and strike a compromise. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX17RUD

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    After five hours of talks during a truce with President Victor Yanukovich, Ukranian protesters rejected a compromise deal from him. Yanukovich agreed to release protesters detained since Sunday and promised to convene parliament to discuss new laws limiting free speech and assembly. The president rejected demands for early elections, dissolution of the cabinet, and limiits on his powers.

    From the president.

    This stark photo examines the bloody conflict on the streets of Ukraine.

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