AGREEMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AGREEMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802526-82/trade-utah-exports-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802526-82/trade-utah-exports-congress.html.csp">Op-ed: Congress must act to keep Utah’s exports moving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Derek Monson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:01.98-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quick, name the biggest drivers of Utah’s economic growth. Did you guess exports? Probably not. But it’s right up there. Utah’s exports have nearly tripled in just five years, climbing from $6.8 billion in 2007 to $19.3 billion in 2012. Indeed, exports now support more than one in five Utah jobs. As welcome as this growth is, it’s not guaranteed to continue. In fact, Utah’s exports dipped last year. And they’re at risk of further declines if Congress fails to restore the president’s authority to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775805-68/iran-agreement-nuclear-official.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775805-68/iran-agreement-nuclear-official.html.csp">Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • World powers and Iran will start drafting a final nuclear agreement next month, a U.S. official said Friday in a surprisingly optimistic assessment that expressed hope that a comprehensive pact could be reached in July. Negotiators were to meet again next week in Vienna. The sides were making progress in talks, said the official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name and briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. The United States and its partners are trying to remove the t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577758052014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T15:34:58.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:34:58 MDT Krauthammer: Kerry on a fool’s errand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773637-82/abbas-israel-kerry-negotiations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773637-82/abbas-israel-kerry-negotiations.html.csp">Krauthammer: Kerry on a fool’s errand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T06:24:49.741-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 06:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks collapse in acrimony and confusion. Kerry’s response? A second Geneva conference that — surprise! — breaks up in acrimony and confusion. Then, even as Russian special forces are taking over Crimea, Kerry goes chasing after ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57773637@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:24:49 MDT Cabrera and Tigers agree to $292 million, 10-year deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745447-77/cabrera-million-tigers-detroit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745447-77/cabrera-million-tigers-detroit.html.csp">Cabrera and Tigers agree to $292 million, 10-year deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:34:02.25-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is one number put up by Miguel Cabrera that is not subject to debate. The Triple Crown winner agreed Friday to the richest contract in American sports, a $292 million, 10-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. “I want to finish my career here. I have worked hard to get better, and Detroit is like a house for me,” Cabrera said. Cabrera has won the last two AL MVP awards, both times beating out Angels phenom Mike Trout in votes that set off heated disputes in the baseball world. Those in Cabrera’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577454472014-03-28T23:34:02.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T23:34:02.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The gush of water in Mexico is an effort to revive the last 70-mile stretch of the river into the Sea of Cortez. The delta dried up decades ago. Conservationists hope the water will bring back trees, wildlife and aquatic life that were once abundant in the region when it was teeming with water decades ago. The river’s mo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577392052014-03-27T12:00:02.213-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T12:00:02.213-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Boehner, R-Ohio, said the legislation would fix the problem for 12 months and the House will vote on it Thursday. Because of a flawed formula dating to 1997, Medicare doctors are threatened with big fee cuts almost every year. Congress has always stepped in to prevent the cuts and must act by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733836@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:25:02 MDT MLB players, managment hoping for agreement this week on drug penalties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57732989-77/players-games-penalties-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57732989-77/players-games-penalties-game.html.csp">MLB players, managment hoping for agreement this week on drug penalties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:18.306-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. For future suspensions, the deal also would eliminate the loophole allowing Alex Rodriguez to earn almost $3 million during his season-long ban, the people said. They spoke on condition of an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577329892014-03-28T17:29:18.306-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:18.306-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Ratliff was sidelined last season while recovering from a sports hernia that required surgery. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list, but when he told the Cowboys he was not physically able to play, they released him in October. A week later, Ratliff’s surgeon medically cleared him to play and he signed with the Bears, playing five games for them...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577279692014-03-25T23:30:25.745-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T23:30:25.745-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727969@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:25 MDT Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717399-68/police-records-harris-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717399-68/police-records-harris-public.html.csp">Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACK GILLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:58:01.245-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they’re refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do. Police say Stingray, a suitcase-size device that pretends it’s a cell tower, is useful for catching criminals, but that’s about all they’ll say. For example, they won’t disclose details about contracts with the device’s manufacturer, Harris Corp., insisti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717399@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:58:01 MDT General chokes up as he details affair during plea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57693211-68/sinclair-military-army-assault.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57693211-68/sinclair-military-army-assault.html.csp">General chokes up as he details affair during plea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JEFFREY COLLINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T11:57:19.06-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fort Bragg, N.C. • An Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three soldiers who had served under his command pleaded guilty Monday to a host of lesser charges as prosecutors dropped the most serious — sexual assault counts — as part of a deal. The hearing at Fort Bragg caps the high-profile prosecution of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. It comes as the military continues to grapple with revelations of sex crimes in its ranks and political pressure to address the issue. A sent...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576932112014-03-17T11:57:19.06-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T11:57:19.06-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693211@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:57:19 MDT Defense: Army drops sex charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691500-68/sinclair-army-assault-plea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691500-68/sinclair-army-assault-plea.html.csp">Defense: Army drops sex charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL BIESECKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T22:12:02.089-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">RALEIGH, N.C. • Defense attorneys said Sunday that the Army will drop sexual assault charges against a general under a plea deal that marks the end of a closely watched case that unfolded as the military grapples with sex crimes within the ranks. Lawyers representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair said he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for the dropping of the sexual assault charges and two other counts that might have required Sinclair to register as a sex offender. Sinclair, 51, had bee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576915002014-03-16T22:12:02.089-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T22:12:02.089-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691500@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:12:02 MDT Senate reaches a bipartisan deal on restoring jobless aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679250-68/program-months-agreement-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679250-68/program-months-agreement-deal.html.csp">Senate reaches a bipartisan deal on restoring jobless aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jeremy w. Peters</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:58:44.947-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Senate on Thursday reached an agreement to pay for an extension of an unemployment assistance program that expired in December, leaving more than 1 million Americans who have been out of work for a half-year or longer without support from the federal government. The deal, which came after months of fitful negotiations, solves a problem on only one side of the Capitol, however. Getting the $10 billion measure through the Republican-controlled House will be another battle altoget...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57679250@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:58:44 MDT American Airlines, JetBlue ending agreement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57659612-79/american-agreement-airlines-ending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57659612-79/american-agreement-airlines-ending.html.csp">American Airlines, JetBlue ending agreement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T20:13:36.165-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 08:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • American Airlines and JetBlue Airways Corp. are ending an agreement that allowed travelers to add connections to their itinerary on each other’s aircraft. The termination of the interline sales agreement is effective Monday. The companies also said that they are ending a reciprocal frequent flyer program accrual agreement. Travelers won’t earn miles or points when traveling on eligible routes run by the other airline beginning April 1. All American AAdvantage miles or JetBlue TrueBlue...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576596122014-03-10T20:13:36.165-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T20:13:36.165-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659612@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:13:36 MDT E.U. says no guarantee on Iran nuke deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656872-68/iran-agreement-ashton-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57656872-68/iran-agreement-ashton-israel.html.csp">E.U. says no guarantee on Iran nuke deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS ERDBRINK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T21:43:02.737-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tehran, Iran • The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said Sunday that there was “no guarantee” that Iran and world powers would be able to reach a final, comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Ashton, who talked with Iranian leaders in Tehran, represents the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States), plus Germany, known as the P5-plus-1 group, which reached a six-month, renewable interim agreement wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656872@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:43:02 MDT E.U. follows U.S., slaps sanctions on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57643708-68/russia-ukraine-sanctions-moscow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57643708-68/russia-ukraine-sanctions-moscow.html.csp">E.U. follows U.S., slaps sanctions on Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE CORDER </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T21:35:22.567-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • The European Union suspended talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and a visa agreement Thursday in response to its military incursion into Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, threatening tougher sanctions unless Moscow swiftly defuses the crisis. The moves at an emergency EU summit came on the heels of visa and financial sanctions the Obama administration imposed on Russians and Ukrainians over the military incursion into Crimea. EU President Herman Van Rompuy said further meas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576437082014-03-06T21:35:22.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T21:35:22.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57643708@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:35:22 MDT Obama raises stakes in Putin standoff; EU threatens sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57642886-68/russia-ukraine-sanctions-europe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57642886-68/russia-ukraine-sanctions-europe.html.csp">Obama raises stakes in Putin standoff; EU threatens sanctions</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER, LARA JAKES, MIKE CORDER and JUERGEN BAETZ </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T13:36:22.556-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 01:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is raising the stakes in the West’s standoff with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He’s imposing sanctions against Moscow and rejecting plans for a referendum on the future of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea. European leaders are putting in place their own measures but are split over how forcefully to follow America’s lead. That could blunt the pressure on Putin to withdraw Russian troops. The end result could help define Europe’s post-Cold War order. Obama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576428862014-03-06T13:36:22.556-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T13:36:22.556-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57642886@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:36:22 MDT It’s back on: Legislators, Count My Vote renew deal on election reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57619746-90/vote-count-signatures-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57619746-90/vote-count-signatures-ballot.html.csp">It’s back on: Legislators, Count My Vote renew deal on election reform</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:24:20.708-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An on-again, off-again deal between organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative and state legislators is back on, after a false start, a cancelled news conference and a day of negotiations Saturday. In the end, the deal struck to overhaul Utah’s system of nominating candidates is much the same as it stood Friday night: Count My Vote will get a system where candidates for office could gather signatures to get on a primary ballot, rather than going through the parties’ caucuses and conventi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57619746@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:24:20 MDT Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57598706-68/afghanistan-karzai-security-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57598706-68/afghanistan-karzai-security-troops.html.csp">Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T20:55:32.033-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In a blunt warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama threatened on Tuesday to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year if a crucial security pact isn’t signed — and he ordered the Pentagon to accelerate planning for just that scenario. At the same time, in a rare phone call with Karzai, Obama indicated he was willing to wait his mercurial counterpart out and sign a security agreement with a new Afghan president after April elections. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575987062014-02-25T20:55:32.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T20:55:32.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598706@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:55:32 MDT Sports briefs: Barry Bonds to serves as instructor for Giants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57581564-77/bonds-giants-kill-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57581564-77/bonds-giants-kill-million.html.csp">Sports briefs: Barry Bonds to serves as instructor for Giants</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T20:59:25.918-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 08:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">baseball • Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. As a spring training instructor, that is. The all-time home run leader who never officially retired is expected to arrive during the second week of March. Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz., that he’s looking forward to having the 49-year-old Bonds in camp and thinks he can help the hitters. Bonds spent his last 15 seasons with the Giants, finishing in 2007. He has not been elected to the Hall of Fame, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57581564@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:59:25 MDT Ukraine agreement reached, but the street resists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57581754-200/yanukovych-deal-protesters-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57581754-200/yanukovych-deal-protesters-ukraine.html.csp">Ukraine agreement reached, but the street resists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANGELA CHARLTON and JIM HEINTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T20:07:47.472-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 08:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">KIEV, Ukraine • Under heavy pressure from the West following a deadly day of clashes and sniper fire in the capital, President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders struck a deal Friday aimed at bringing Ukraine’s three-month political crisis to an end. But radical protesters and some pro-Russian factions rejected it, leaving lingering doubts over whether peace could be restored. On a day of electrifying developments, the Ukrainian parliament also opened a path for Yulia Tymoshenko —Yanukovyc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57581754@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:07:47 MDT