Ukrainian anti-government activists are mobilizing for a rally to top the half-million people who flooded Kiev last weekend as President Viktor Yanukovych returns from China and Russia with no aid for the shrinking economy.
Ukrainian police sought to round up those it claims organized disturbances as anti-government protesters held out in freezing weather for a 15th day. The opposition was accused of obstructing talks to end the impasse.
Luxembourg is getting a new prime minister for the first time in almost two decades after coalition partners agreed on a five-year government program, marking the end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s tenure as premier.
Coalition talks to form a new government in Luxembourg conclude today, signaling the imminent end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s tenure as prime minister, a post he has held for longer than any other European leader.
Hiking along the Kokoda Trail in remote eastern Papua New Guinea last summer, Denis O’Brien discovered he didn’t have a mobile phone signal. The sturdily built Irish telecommunications tycoon knew how to fix that. He stormed into the local office of Digicel Group Ltd., the wireless operator he’d founded in 2001, and demanded that extra phone towers be erected along the route.