By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police on Thursday warned pro-Europe protesters they faced a "harsh" crackdown if they did not end their occupation of public offices in Kiev, while President Viktor Yanukovich's prime minister denounced them as "Nazis and criminals". The authorities issued the tough warnings as foreign ministers held a European security conference in a city seething with unrest over the Ukrainian government's U-turn away from Europe back towards Russia. Germany's visiting foreign minister used the occasion to warn Ukraine against violently cracking down on protesters.
LONDON (AP) — Hurricane-force gusts hit Britain on Thursday, disrupting air travel across Europe, halting trains and leaving tens of thousands of U.K. homes without electricity. Accidents linked to the storm killed two people.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Fighting swept through the capital of Central African Republic on Thursday, leaving dozens of casualties and posing the biggest threat yet to the country's new government. The U.N. Security Council authorized an intervention force to prevent a bloodbath between Christians and Muslims.