Israeli FM resigns over fraud and breach of trust charges

Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, has said he was resigning after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, Reuters news agency has reported. Lieberman made the announcement on Friday a day after being charged with fraud and breach of trust for promoting an ambassador.

Russian elections spark protests by opposition, Putin supporters

Police hauled away about 300 protesters Monday night after thousands of demonstrators gathered near a metro station chanting “Russia Without Putin” and “We Need New Elections.” The protest, the largest opposition gathering in years, follows a poorer-than-expected showing by Prime Minister Vladi­mir V. Putin’s ruling party in Sunday’s parliamentary election.