Russia-Ukraine gas row: 'If there are no obstacles,' the flow of Russian natural gas to customers in Europe will resume at 2 a.m. Tuesday, its supplier announced. Gazprom, the state-owned monopoly, stopped sending the fuel through pipelines that cross Ukraine last week, accusing the latter of siphoning off much of it for its own use. The two sides signed a deal last weekend under which the flow would resume, but it collapsed when Ukraine submitted handwritten amendments that were rejected by the Kremlin. The deal was reapproved after the amendments were withdrawn.
S. Africa's future president - or not? New problems arose for South African political star Jacob Zuma Monday when a senior court in South Africa reinstated graft charges against him. The ruling overturned a lower court, which had dismissed the charges, and clears the way for the ruling African National Congress chief to be tried. However, he remains the ANC candidate and presumptive favorite for president in an election that could be held as soon as April.