BC-AP--Europe News Digest, AP
TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 0800 GMT
MOSCOW — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych meets with President Vladimir Putin as he decides how closely to align Kiev with Moscow. Several trade and other agreements are set to be signed, but officials in both countries said that a deal on Ukraine joining the Moscow-led Customs Union isn’t among them. By Vladimir Isachenkov. Talks are set to start at 1100 GMT, final presser set for 1400 GMT. NewsNow expected around 1200 GMT, 400 words at 1300 GMT to be then led with urgent series after the signing of agreements.
GERMANY-NEW GOVERNMENT — Parliament expected to elect Angela Merkel for third term as chancellor.
FLORENCE, Italy — Amanda Knox’s defense to present summations in the re-trial on murder charges of the former exchange student her and her ex-boyfriend. UPCOMING: 130 words by 6 a.m.; 600 words, photos by 1 p.m.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The international chemical weapons watchdog meets to approve a detailed plan for destroying Syria’s arsenal of toxic agents. By Mike Corder. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1400 GMT.
STONEHENGE, England — Guardians of the ancient and mysterious stone circle unveil a multimillion-pound revamp, including new visitor center and exhibition about Neolitihic life they claim “will change the way people experience and think about Stonehenge forever.” By Jill Lawless. NewsNow by 1000GMT, 600 words by 1700GMT.