Britain has expelled a Russian diplomat suspected of spying, with Russia responding by expelling a Briton in the latest skirmish in a long-running spat over espionage.
Former Kazakh Health Minister Zhaqsylyq Dosqaliev will go on trial in January on charges of financial crimes.
Dozens of supporters of jailed former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky held a public protest in Saratov today.
France and Germany have decided to block Bulgaria and Romania from joining Europe's passport-free 25-nation Schengen travel area next year.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has unveiled a new memorial dedicated to World War II veterans of the former USSR, replacing an older monument that was blown up by the Georgians a year ago.
The prime minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic, has announced his resignation. He's the longest serving political leader in the Balkans, having held the office of prime minister on three occasions, and that of state president once.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern about the use of violence against opposition demonstrators in Belarus following the December 19 presidential election.
Iraq's parliament has approved a new government after months of political deadlock.
With travel in Europe paralyzed by snowstorms and forecasts of the worst winter in a century, perhaps the West should seek advice from a capital city used to coping with whiteouts: Moscow.
Some 60 secondary school teachers picketed the municipal administration building in the town of Batken in southern Kyrgyzstan today in a protest over pay.
Kyrgyz officials say Uzbekistan has reduced natural gas deliveries to Kyrgyzstan's southern regions due to Bishkek's debts.
Public transportation workers in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkiv say they will continue their strike until their overdue salaries are fully paid.