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Vote to retain government spurs more Ukraine protests

With president on trip to China, standoff lingers

KIEV — Ukraine appeared mired in a political standoff Tuesday, as massive protest rallies in its capital showed no sign of letting up and the government warned of its capability for force after a failed attempt to take it down.

The opposition lost its attempt to topple the government by parliamentary means when a vote of no-confidence failed by a sizable margin.

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