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Associated Press
2014-02-26 04:22 PM

UPCOMING IN EUROPE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014:

UKRAINE

KIEV, Ukraine -- Under the watchful eyes of thousands of protesters still surrounding the seats of power in Kiev, talks on the formation of the new government gather pace as the hunt for the fleeing President Viktor Yanukovych continues. By Maria Danilova. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1100 GMT.

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UKRAINE-RIOT POLICE: The interim interior minister disbands the feared riot police force that many accuse of using deadly violence on protesters.

NATO-DEFENSE MINISTERS

BRUSSELS -- NATO defense ministers including U.S. defense secretary Chuck Hagel meet for consultations; on the agenda are the still unclear future of the alliance's engagement in Afghanistan and the fast-changing situation in Ukraine. UPOCOMING: 130 words by 1300 GMT. Will be updated later.

BRITAIN-SOLDIER KILLED

LONDON -- Self-styled "soldier of Allah" Michael Adebolajo and accomplice Michael Adebowale are sentenced for the murder of Brirish soldier Lee Rigby, who was struck by a car and stabbed in a London street.

SPAIN-CUBA

MADRID -- Some of Cuba's main opposition leaders still living on the island hold a rare meeting in Madrid where they are expected to discuss recent diplomatic developments including the EU's possible upgrading of ties with Havana. Meeting starts at 1530 GMT.

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