Members of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra bid farewell to their fans with a last concert on Sunday after orchestra officials failed to secure 80,000 euros ($103,000) in emergency funding for the bankrupt organization. Orchestra leaders had tried to find private sponsors after Berlin's city government cut three million euros in subsidies last year. The ensemble's disbandment is the latest in a long list of German orchestras that have disappeared due to lacking funds.
Aircraft maker Boeing has said technicians found hairline cracks in some of its Dreamliner planes currently under production. The company says it is confident that in-service aircraft are not affected.
Yulia Tymoshenko is yet to clearly lay out her plans for the future, but there are signs she may intend to move into the Ukrainian president's office. Experts say she may just have a chance of succeeding.
Sources in Ukraine say armed men thought to be pro-Russian have stormed a Crimea military post and put the barracks under siege. No shots were understood to have been fired, with Ukrainian troops barricaded inside.