A U.S. senator has asked Washington to cancel U.S. visa privileges for 60 Russian officials and others over the death in jail last year of a lawyer for what was once Russia's top equity fund, Hermitage.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged today closer cooperation on energy issues with Norway and to end a decades-old dispute over the two countries' border in the Barents Sea -- which is thought to contain vast oil and gas resources.
A UN report made public today says that five UN employees who died during an attack on their compound in Kabul last year may have been killed by Afghan security forces.
U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting a two-day Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship that is bringing together some 250 successful business and social entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries, most with large Muslim populations.
The trial of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev on drug charges resumed today in a Baku court.
Heavy rains and melting snow have caused floods and landslides in parts of eastern Georgia.
Tajik Finance Minister Safarali Najmiddinov said today it will soon be possible to buy and sell shares in the Roghun hydropower plant on the open market.
A Yerevan school teacher went on trial today for sexual abuse, one year after being cleared by Armenian police of wrongdoing.
Ceremonies were held today in Moscow and St. Petersburg to commemorate the people who died from radiation exposure at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in Ukraine.
Moldovan interim President Mihai Ghimpu has agreed to send 70 Moldovan soldiers to participate in the May 9 military parade on Moscow's Red Square but will not attend himself, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports.
Tatarstan's Supreme Court has announced it will rule on an appeal on the conviction of prominent Tatar pro-independence activist Fauzia Bayramova on April 27.
A Council of Europe monitor has rejected criticism that his meeting with a South Ossetian official in the breakaway region's Moscow mission indicates bias.