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    Ukraine scraps protest laws as PM steps down

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Ukraine's parliament has scrapped draconian anti-protest laws and its prime minister and his entire cabinet have resigned, in moves aimed at ending a two-month standoff with demonstrators.

    The decision on the protest laws was made in a special parliamentary session in Kiev on Tuesday, shortly before which the prime minister, Mykola Azarov, offered to stand down in a bid to ease tensions between protesters and the government.

    Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Kiev.