Ukrainian nationalists demand their place in Parliament
Ukraine is taking over at the helm of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. It's a controversial change, since this is the institution whose election observers said October's parliamentary polls were severely flawed. Arguments broke out in several districts over apparent attempts to fiddle the vote count; some will have to hold by-elections as a result. One party who did well in Kiev's 223 District, right-wing Svoboda, says it's been cheated out of its rightful victory.
With exclusive parties on private beaches, special TV series with plenty of commercial breaks, and massive inflation during the holy month, the debate about the meaning of Ramadan is growing louder in Lebanon and also elsewhere.
On Tuesday, ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland were marred by spats between Russia and Eastern European states over their respective roles in the conflict. Is history being rewritten?
According to Chinese officials, 37,000 refugees streamed into the country from Burma following fighting in Kokang, a mainly ethnic Chinese region of Burma's Shan state. Some have now begun to return home, but fear more unrest.
Nicolas Sarkozy is to be presented with a report on Tuesday proposing reforms of the criminal justice system including the controversial proposal that the politically independent body of investigating magistrates should be axed.
Focus looks at the success of the Eurostar, as the company that began its undersea rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels on November 14, 1994 welcomed its 100 millionth passenger on Friday.