A rearguard against the swell of uprising, dozens of pro-Russia Ukrainians defend a statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin in Kharkiv, the first stop for fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych as he fled the capital.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will move toward setting up a development bank during a summit next week to speed up the makeover of the world’s “aging” financial system, a Kremlin envoy said.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi will have to receive security guarantees to relinquish his four decades of rule over the North African nation, said Mikhail Margelov, Russia’s envoy for negotiating Qaddafi’s departure.
Leaders from the Group of Eight nations sought to smooth over disagreements about how to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions and stem violence in Syria, as Russia warned Western powers that they should approach Middle East disputes with more delicacy.
Forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi fired rockets at the port and center of Misrata, attacking the besieged western city for the first time in weeks, as the Libyan leader said he has no intention of giving up power.