Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, defending their European title won in 2008.
The city of Moscow is formally adding new territory.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who is targeted by European Union sanctions over his crackdown on dissent, attended the Euro 2012 football final.
Syrian opposition groups have criticized a UN-brokered peace plan for a political transition in Syria.
Cyprus has taken over the rotating presidency of the European Union while negotiating emergency aid from Brussels.
Japan has put its first nuclear reactor back on line since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
A Soyuz space capsule carrying a three-man multinational crew has landed in the southern steppes of Kazakhstan, bringing an end to their 193-day mission to the International Space Station.
Police say a roadside bomb has killed five Afghan civilians in an eastern province.
Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone strike targeted a militant compound in the country's northwestern tribal district.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has named a close ally, Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili, to be the country’s new prime minister.
An official in Afghanistan says two police officers have been killed in an explosion outside a bank in the city of Gardez, capital of the Paktiya Province.
Turkmenistan says it’s taking its dispute with Azerbaijan over the ownership of potentially lucrative sections of the energy-rich Caspian Sea to the United Nations.