- Ukraine police stand down after protest grows
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police on Wednesday pulled back as protesters claimed victory after an overnight face-off in which authorities removed barricades and tents and scuffled with demonstrators occupying Kiev's main square.
- EU pays Palestinians in Gaza who don't work: audit
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union auditors are recommending that the EU stop paying the salaries of Palestinian civil servants in Gaza who don't work.
- Letta eyes confidence vote after Berlusconi ouster
ROME (AP) — Premier Enrico Letta has urged lawmakers to back his government following the tumultuous ouster of Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament and the loss of his party's support for the government.
- US charity buys Hopi artifacts to return to tribes
PARIS (AP) — A U.S. charity says it has purchased 24 contested Native American artifacts from a French auction house in order to return them to tribes who sought to block their sale.
- Bavaria to keep blocking 'Mein Kampf' publication
BERLIN (AP) — Bavaria's state government says it will try to keep Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" out of publication in Germany after the copyright expires in 2015 — reversing a decision to support new editions with critical commentary.