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White House Urges Ukraine Government to De-escalate

The White House said Tuesday that the United States is "appalled" by violence in Kyiv, and urged President Viktor Yanukovych to "de-escalate."   Since protests began in Ukraine last November, the United States has urged the government of President Yanukovych and opposition leaders to avoid further violence. But violence worsened Tuesday.  Reports said at least nine people were killed including civilians and police, as security forces and protesters fought...

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