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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.
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UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
The UEFA Champions League is football’s premier club competition - an annual continental club soccer tournament organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The Champions League was introduced in 1992, replacing the European Champion Clubs' Cup, or simply European Cup, which had run since 1955. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football.
The 2014–15 UEFA Champions League is the 60th season of the club football tournament, and the 23rd season since it was renamed. A total of 32 teams play in eight groups of four in the group stage. The group winners and the group runners-up will enter the knockout phase, starting with the round of 16 in February 2015. The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany on 06 June 2015.
Royal Baby Birth
The second child of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William is due to be born in the next few days at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.
Britain's royal palaces are enjoying a tourism surge from visitors anticipating the birth of the royal baby. Royal officials said they wanted to avoid the "media chaos" surrounding July 2013 birth of George.