As military operations continue in Libya, the European Union is trying to present a common front, even though its largest member state, Germany, has made it clear that it will not engage militarily in the North African country.
A Russian antidrug activist convicted of holding drug addicts against their will received a suspended four-year prison sentence today.
Tajikistan's state energy supplier has reintroduced electricity rationing on the eve of a major national holiday.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has called remarks by his prime minister on the intervention in the Libyan conflict "unacceptable."
Four "New York Times" journalists who had been held by Libya have been released.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano told the UN nuclear watchdog's board in Vienna today that the IAEA's role in nuclear safety may need to be reexamined.
Russian officials say an investigation has been launched into the death of Communist Party member Viktor Ilyukhin.
The leader of a Belarusian nongovernmental organization says KGB officials have been pressuring him to collaborate with the security service.
Activists say hundreds of people protested against the government in Syria's southern town of Jassem today amid reports of renewed unrest in the city of Daraa after weekend clashes there killed at least one person.
The leading U.S. general in the international operation to protect Libyan civilians says forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi have moved away from the rebels' main eastern stronghold of Benghazi.
Car owners in several major Russian cities have staged a protest against a national increase in gasoline prices and transportation taxes.
The Kremlin announced today that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired six high-ranking officers at the Interior Ministry shortly after the start of lie-detector tests being administered to police.