FDP is struggling to regain ground with voters and renew their coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives in September. At a weekend congress the FDP is hashing out its positions on key issues, including no new taxes.
The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela is lying in state in Pretoria’s Union Building. Foreign dignitaries, celebrities and Mandela's relatives were among the first to file past his casket. Later today, the general public will have a chance to pay their last respects. His burial will take place on Sunday.
Ukrainian anti-government protesters are speaking of a moral victory after special forces left central Kiev without significant violence. But they say protests will continue until President Viktor Yanukovich resigns.
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