A Macedonian official says Skopje has a good chance to be included in the South Stream natural-gas pipeline project either as a transit country or in the construction of a side route.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has said eight private security firms have been disbanded and hundreds of weapons confiscated as the government moves toward taking full responsibility for the country's security.
Thousands of faithful Serbs gathered in the Kosovo town of Pec to attend the enthroning ceremony of the head of Serbia's Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej.
China supports a stable euro and will not reduce its holdings of European bonds, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said during a visit to Athens.
Bosnians have voted on October 3 in general elections dominated by issues of nationalism and ethnicity.
Pakistan says it will only reopen an important supply used by coalition troops in Afghanistan when public anger over NATO incursions eases and security improves.
Workers have found five bodies in flooded tunnels of a Siberian mine, raising the death toll from gas explosions in May that killed at least 68 people.
Germans are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the country's reunification.
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made a previously unannounced visit to Afghanisten, during which she held talk with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Voters in Latvia, which has been struggling through the world's worst recession, have reelected the Baltic country's center-right government.
The U.S. is expected to issue a formal alert warning Americans to be vigilant if they travel in Europe because of potential terrorist threats.
The announcement came after a meeting of dozens of leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Abbas's Fatah movement.