Ukraine's parliament has narrowly passed a motion of non-conference in the government of pro-Moscow Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
Officials in Belgrade say the president of Serbia and Montenegro, Boris Tadic, has survived an apparent assassination attempt.
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says Canberra's participation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Laos was a success.
The United States say it may boycott Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings when Burma takes over the regional group's helm in 2006.
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