Moldovan officials predict the country will receive fewer remittances from Moldovan migrant workers next year because of the global financial crisis.
Ukraine's Security Service has officially accused a leader of the minority Carpathian Ruthenians of threatening Ukraine's territorial integrity.
Representatives of the Moldovan Orthodox Church subordinate to Moscow are mourning the death of Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Aleksy II, who died on December 5.
One of Russia's leading oncology centers is suffering from a lack of medicine.
Two participants in a hunger strike started by retired miners in Russia's Rostov region last week have been hospitalized in serious condition.
The Ford car factory in the northeastern Russian city of Vsevolozhsk says it will suspend all operations for one month beginning on December 24.
The French cochair of the OSCE Minsk Group says that Armenia and Azerbaijan are expected to pull their snipers away from the front line dividing Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh by the new year.
Activists from the youth wing of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's ruling party has held demonstrations against immigrant workers, demanding they return home and blaming them for Russia's recent economic woes.
Five Blackwater security guards have been charged with killing 14 unarmed civilians and wounding 20 others in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that outraged Iraqis and strained U.S.-Iraqi relations.
A town in central Armenia has renamed one of its squares after pro-Russian Ukrainian politician Viktor Yanukovych.
Russia's top Muslim official says that people must show "courage and confidence" while facing the current economic difficulties hitting the country.
The self-styled mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four co-defendants said in note to a military judge at Guantanamo that they wanted to confess and plead guilty.