TOP STORIES IN EUROPE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013

RUSSIA-GREENPEACE

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian investigators drop charges against one of 30 Greenpeace activists detained in Russia's Arctic in September, and the organization's lawyer says they will ask for an exit visa that would allow the activist to leave Russia. By Nataliya Vasilyeva. SENT 180 words; Developing.

RUSSIA PUSSY RIOT

KRASNOYARSK, Russia — Two freed members of the Pussy Riot punk band reunite, after blasting their release as a publicity stunt and say they will work to improve conditions of prisoners in Russian jails. By Alexander Roslyakov. SENT: 300 words. Photos.

RUSSIA-UKRAINE

MOSCOW — Russia buys $3 billion worth of Ukrainian bonds in a bid to support its neighbor's economy, part of the $15 billion financial lifeline that Moscow agreed to last week. The Ukrainian opposition, that has been staging daily anti-government protests over Kiev's decision to freeze talks for closer ties with the EU, says the deal is a sell-out. SENT: 180 words.

BRITAIN-TRAVEL-DELAYS

LONDON — A severe winter storm causes major travel problems in Britain, leading to substantial delays at London Gatwick Airport and on roads and rail lines at the height of the Christmas travel period. SENT: 200 words, photos.

BOSNIA-DISPUTED HOUSE

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serb authorities postpone plans to demolish a house where Serb soldiers had burnt alive 53 Bosniak civilians at the start of Bosnia's 1992-95 war. SENT: 130 words.

NORTHERN-IRELAND-PEACE-TALKS

LONDON — Overnight talks in Belfast failed to produce an agreement to resolve deep-seated divisions over parades and flags that triggered widespread rioting in Northern Ireland, though the U.S. mediator leading the discussions says the process is not dead. By Cassandra Vinograd. SENT: 370 words.