Opposition supporters take part in a rally called The White ...
Feb 26th, 2012
(Reuters) - Opposition supporters take part in a rally called The White Ring, as they build a human chain along the Garden Ring road in Moscow February 26, 2012. Thousands of Russians joined hands to form a ring around Moscow city centre on Sunday in protest against Vladimir Putin's likely return as president in an election next week. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ELECTIONS) -
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday accused the pro-European opposition of posing a threat to national security, in a show of defiance as he held talks with the EU foreign policy chief to seek a way out of an explosive stand-off with protesters. With thousands still defying sub-freezing temperatures to protest Yanukovych's re... [Full Article]
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's red-shirted supporters said on Wednesday they were ready to defend her government in the streets from an elite-backed protest movement seeking to install an unelected "People's Council". The warning highlights the risks of a c... [Full Article]
By Michael Shields VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian conservative leader Michael Spindelegger, set to replace the combative Maria Fekter as the euro zone country's finance minister, is as plain vanilla as Fekter is brash. A man who describes himself as cerebral, responsible and calm has put himself into the finance ministry hot seat in a cabinet sha... [Full Article]
By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jonathan Thatcher JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's autocratic former President Suharto left office in disgrace, his political empire and the economy in ruin, but 15 years later, his old ruling party hopes nostalgia for his legacy will sweep it back into power. Indonesia, third largest of the world's democracies, and... [Full Article]
North Korea's state media on Tuesday sought to whip up public support for the shock purge of leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle and former mentor, as South Korea accused Kim of waging a "reign of terror". The North confirmed Monday that Jang Song-Thaek -- seen as Kim's political regent and the country's unofficial number two -... [Full Article]