Cuba’s Castro will not ask U.S. ‘for handout’:
Fidel Castro said in his regular column on the Cubadebate website that Cuba wanted an end to the U.S. embargo, imposed some fifty years ago on the country, and has no plans “to ask the U.S. for handouts.”
Georgian protesters erect tents outside presidential residence:
Georgian opposition activists, in their sixth day of street protests demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili, put up tents in front of his official Tbilisi residence on Tuesday.
Russia starts preparations for Red Square victory parade:
Russian troops have begun training in the Moscow Region for the May 9 Victory Day parade, set to involve 8,729 service personnel, 112 military vehicles and 70 aircraft.
Russia urges N.Korea to return to six-nation nuclear talks:
Russia’s Foreign Ministry urged North Korea on Tuesday to comply with the ban on ballistic activities imposed by the UN Security Council, and to return to six-nation denuclearization talks.
Ukraine says IMF to decide on loan tranche in mid-May:
A decision on providing Ukraine with the second tranche of a stabilization loan from the International Monetary Fund will be made in mid-May, the Ukrainian presidential secretariat said Monday.
Georgian protests expand on 5th day of rallies to oust president:
Thousands of Georgians moved their protests to the presidential residence on Monday to press on with demands for President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign.
Serbia seeks Russian loan to build Belgrade subway:
Serbia’s government will soon send a delegation to Moscow for negotiations on obtaining a Russian loan to build a subway system in Belgrade, Serb economics minister Mladan Dinkic said on Monday.