Ukraine leader takes sick leave

Bill to repeal stringent anti-protest measures goes unsigned

Posted: January 31, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

Riot police warm up near a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovych is taking sick leave as the country's political crisis continues without signs of resolution. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

KIEV, Ukraine — Viktor Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, went on sick leave Thursday, leaving negotiated efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis hanging.

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