Thousands of protestors took to the streets for a third day in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Saturday, calling on President Mikheil Saakashvili to step down. Accused of increasing autocracy, Saakashvili refused to succumb to opposition pressure.
Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has called for a recount of Sunday's vote following days of demonstrations by mostly young Moldovans who believe the election result was fraudulent. Voronin's Communist Party won 49 percent of the vote.
John Demjanjuk, a suspected ex-Nazi guard facing charges for severe crimes in Germany, has seen his appeal against an extradition order to Germany rejected by a US immigration board. His son says they will renew the appeal.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has refused to resign as the opposition rallied 25,000 supporters in the capital and announced a 'national disobedience' campaign. Some 60,000 protesters gathered on Thursday to demand his resignation.
Russia, known for having ties with some of Israel's Arab enemies, has concluded its first official military deal with the Jewish state. Moscow is to buy Israeli drones, according to officials, in a deal that is supposed to be worth 37 million euros.
The Italian blogosphere remains mobilised and continues coverage of the earthquake that struck central Italy. Meanwhile Malaysian Net users are delighted by the interest their prime minister has shown for technology.
Fears of "bossnapping" in a Fiat dealership in Brussels proved unfounded on Thursday. Three managers had shut themselves in an office for several hours to avoid negotiating with employees over their job cuts. They left unhindered.
After video footage emerged of a policeman pushing to the ground a man who died soon afterwards during anti-G20 protests in London, the policeman came forward voluntarily and has been suspended by Scotland Yard.
Moldovan Prime Minister Zinaida Greceanii has warned that authorities were prepared to use all means necessary to restore order if protests Friday turned violent. Demonstrators have been protesting Sunday’s legislative election results in Chisinau.