Russian authorities have canceled a controversial plan to build a towering glass and steel skyscraper in St. Petersburg that opponents have long said would have ruined the city’s skyline.
Agreement has been reached between the major parliament factions on the distribution of several key ministries and government positions.
A former Croatian prime minister under investigation in a corruption case has left the country hours before parliament was to vote on lifting his immunity from prosecution so that he can be detained.
Russian Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin says there is a political aspect to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's case.
The group called "Anonymous" has launched cyberattacks against companies that have refused to do business with WikiLeaks.
Serbia's decision to boycott the ceremony to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has drawn sharp criticism from the liberal opposition and some public figures at home.
The European Union is calling for better cooperation among states that border the Danube, in hopes that the Danube basin could be as productive as Germany's Rhineland.
Belarus says Russia has agreed to scrap duties on oil it supplies to the country from the beginning of next year.
The imams of five mosques in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh were removed from their posts today.
A strike by schoolteachers in southern Kyrgyzstan has spread to a second district.
Armenian Justice Minister Gevorg Danielian has been dismissed for what the government describes as a failure to punish one of his high-ranking subordinates allegedly involved in violent conduct.
Almaty's Medeu District Court today began hearings in a libel complaint against opposition politician Zhasaral Quanyshalin.