Antigua and Barbuda
The Antigua and Barbuda government has dismissed its chief financial regulator, Leroy King.
New York State Senate legislative deadlock
President McAleese has described recent racist attacks in Belfast as distressing and sickening.
UK expels two Iranian diplomats after similar expulsions by Tehran in spat over post-poll protests.
Ukraine has set 17 January as the date for a presidential election crucial for its future direction.
French National Assembly
Additional stress was found where the wings attach to the sides of the plane, but executives said that minor modifications would fix the problem.