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In November 2013 the Ukrainian goverment decided not to sign an association agreement with the European Union. This decision led to massive protests throughout the country. Kiev's Independence Square (also known as Maidan Nezalezhnosti) was at the center of the protests. The originally peaceful demonstrations against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych turned into violence in February. Many people have been killed in street fighting. Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko said that the Ukrainian police force has been given combat weapons for use in the civil unrest in Kiev.
IAAF Athletics World Championships in Beijing
The 15th World Championships in Athletics take place from 22-30 August 2015 at Beijing's iconic National Stadium, commonly known as the Birds' Nest. It is organised biannually by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Originally, the Olympic Games served as the World Championships for athletics. In 1976 the IAAF Council Meeting decided to organise Athletics World Championships separate from the Olympic Games. The inaugural competition finally took place in Helsinki, Finland, in 1983.
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Locarno Film Festival
Over the eleven days of the festival, the open-air cinema on the Piazza Grande offers to guests the screening of 16 feature films and three short films. In the framework of the festival there are 12 sections, three competitions and 25 awards.
The 68th edition of the Festival del film Locarno runs from 05 to 15 August 2015.