France, Switzerland, and England are among the World Cup teams that feature players from diverse backgrounds. Russia's squad, meanwhile, lacks the multiethnic composition that would mirror its population.
A growing number of Armenia's public officials are facing calls to step down as the anticorruption drive launched by recently elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian spreads.
Vladimir Putin secured a summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, and speculation about what Putin will do when his fourth term ends bubbled up just weeks after it began.
Chisinau's electoral mess and resulting protests dealt another blow to Moldova's democratic development. Could they also be a precursor to trouble with parliamentary elections?
In the face of protests tied to Iran's struggling economy, government insiders have provided a range of solutions from the bizarre to the alarming.
An investigation is under way to determine who painted over a scantily-clad angel and altered the images of Soviet soldiers on a fresco in eastern Uzbekistan.
LGBT rights are often an issue in Moldova, where even the president has said he "never promised to be the president of gays."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other leaders have been "sentenced" to life imprisonment – by unrecognized separatists in Luhansk.
Attackers struck another group of Romany campers amid an escalating trend in Ukraine, leaving one man dead.
She fought for justice in her sister's killing and earned a rare victory. But Iryna Nozdrovska's own demise is a powerful symbol of deep and lasting failures in Ukraine.
A temporary cease-fire between Taliban and government forces offered a sneak peek into what lasting peace between the longtime combatants could look like.
Lawyer confirms former presidential daughter is alive and incarcerated in an Uzbek prison, but says she denies wrongdoing and will continue to fight against asset seizures.