Fire breaks out in French public radio in Paris
Fire broke out at France's public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex. Photographs circulating on Twitter showed thick black smoke billowing from upper floors of the building in the western part of the French capital.
Poroshenko backs Yatseniuk for as prime minister
Ukrainian President threw his support behind Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Friday. Petro Poroshenko ended speculation that he would seek to try to bring in his own candidate as head of a new pro-Europe, reformist government.
Orban withdraws from the Internet tax plans
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that the tax on data transfer "can not be accepted in its present form." In the last few days in Budapest were two protests against the government's plans. Orban said his intentions were misunderstood by the public, but announced a "national consultation" on the issue.
Ukraine, Russia, EU sign gas deal
Representatives of the European Union, Russia and Ukraine worked out an agreement on the conditions of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine. The deal was signed in Brussels. Kiev should make payment for previous deliveries till the end of the year, but it doesn't have have to make prepayments to receive fuel.
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, Israel recalls its ambassadorThe government in Stockholm officially recognized the Palestinian state and expressed hope that this will contribute to the resumption of frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Israel condemned this decision and recalled its ambassador in Stockholm for consultations.