The Pentagon says it would consider slowing down its troop withdrawal from Iraq only if security there became "extraordinarily dire."
The United States and the European Union have said that further sanctions may be the only response to Iran's latest moves in the long-running standoff over its controversial nuclear program.
Regional councils in Western Ukraine have dismissed European criticism of a decision to bestow hero status on a controversial World War II-era nationalist leader.
The Kara-Suu checkpoint on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan has been closed.
The Greek government has announced that it will freeze pensions, slash civil service bonuses, and increase sales tax on fuel, tobacco, and alcohol in a new 4.8 billion euro ($6.5 billion) austerity package.
A top Belarusian investigator who worked on high-profile corruption cases has been arrested.
Some 100 people staged a protest today in the southern Siberian city of Biisk to air various grievances including unpaid wages.
The United States is to train Iraqi pilots and air traffic controllers under a new agreement between the two countries' governments.
Russia's opposition Yabloko party has staged a protest in front of the Central Election Commission building in Moscow -- challenging its chairman to shave off his beard.
The head of Russia's Olympic Committee, Leonid Tyagachev, has resigned following the poor showing of the Russian team at the Vancouver Winter Games.
Prominent writer Gerold Belger of Kazakhstan has received Germany's Order of Merit award.
Iran violated transparency rules by failing to alert UN inspectors in time to escalated nuclear activity and faces harsher sanctions because of provocative and defiant behavior, the European Union said today.