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Germany said it has reached a settlement to create a fund offering some 10 billion Deutsche marks ($5.1 billion) compensation to Nazi-era forced laborers. (Reuters)

Hong Kong's top court on Wednesday upheld a ban on protesters burning the Chinese and Hong Kong flags, in a ruling that critics warned could lead to further erosions of freedom of speech. (AP)

Ukraine's parliament Tuesday rejected a request by President Leonid Kuchma to let Prime Minister Valery Pustovoitenko remain in his post, triggering a crisis which could delay passage of the budget. (Reuters)