Under the agreement, a national unity government will be installed and a presidential poll will be held by the end of the year.
Ukraine foes sign crisis deal ~ link ~ In a fast-moving day that could significantly shift Ukraine's political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal with the country's beleaguered president that calls for an early election, a new constitution and a new unity government.
Ukraine's newly empowered parliament also fired the country's despised interior minister and voted to free Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister who has spent more than two years in jail for what supporters say are politically tainted charges.
It was not clear, however, how well the deal would go down with all the sides involved in Ukraine's protracted political crisis. A senior Russian politician immediately criticised it as being crafted for the West, and Ukrainian protesters angry over police violence showed no signs of abandoning their sprawling encampment in central Kiev.
Ukraine clashes continue despite initial deal with government - with video ~ link ~ Fresh clashes have continued between Ukrainian police and protesters in the capital Kiev, despite an initial deal between the government and the opposition to resolve the ongoing crisis.
Italy's PM-designate Matteo Renzi names news Cabinet ~ link ~ The PM-designate has an ambitious plan for the country, promising to overhaul the jobs market and the tax and education systems within four months. He had criticised Mr Letta's administration for the slow pace of economic reforms.