Ukraine’s opposition will hold talks tomorrow with the government after massive street protests against President Viktor Yanukovych’s rejection of a European Union trade pact paralyzed the capital city.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the euro-area debt crisis continues to win her support in northern Europe, while southerners increasingly blame her for their countries’ economic woes, a poll showed.
Belarus is poised to become more reliant on Russia after President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s hard line on sales of potash, the country’s main natural resource, shattered an alliance that helped set the crop nutrient’s price.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta drew on the achievements of NATO’s operation in Libya to call for a greater commitment to the alliance even in times of budget cuts, softening a message his predecessor, Robert Gates, delivered with a rhetorical bang just four months ago.
Poland’s ruling Civic Platform is favored to win a second term as voters choose rising prosperity over policies and reward the only European Union government to dodge a recession amid the 2009 global financial collapse.