Early spring is a busy time for chimneysweeps in Moscow. You can forget the stereotypes of them only being men with brooms on the city skyline. As it turns out, it is not just guys doing the dirty work.
Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Yaroslavl Region for its striking views and millennium-old churches and monasteries. But it is not just history that attracts people, as it is also a perfect spot for sport-lovers.
Egypt, which was one of the first to roll protests into the Arab world, is still feeling the echo of its own revolt. Despite still ongoing demonstrations, there are concerns the uprising may end up costing the jobs of more than just the President.
The situation in the Middle East has prompted others around the world to speak out against their governments' policies. And the US is no exception – with thousands in the state of Wisconsin protesting against benefit cuts.
The bloodshed in North Africa continues as the Libyan army is once again reported to have fired live rounds at protesters in Tripoli. Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi are said to have lost control over most of the country's territory.
Julian Assange is preparing to appeal a London court's ruling that he be extradited to Sweden over rape allegations. The WikiLeaks founder says the charges are baseless and if extradited, he believes he will not face a fair trial.
Once the Soviet Union collapsed 20 years ago, the members of the Warsaw Pact agreed to end their alliance. Originally formed at the height of the Cold War as a deterrent to NATO, it was no longer necessary.