Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82.
Ukraine has extradited to Russia one of two men who were allegedly plotting to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At least 24 people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery.
Separate shootings in Iraq's main northern city of Mosul have left three people dead.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said he is interested in the export of Ukrainian high-tech products to Asian countries and said Ukraine would like to get observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
French President Francois Hollande says Greece must remain in the eurozone but it needs to "demonstrate the credibility" of its commitments to reduce its budget deficit.
Syria's main opposition group has urged the United Nations and Arab League to intervene in order to prevent a "catastrophe" in central Homs province.
The U.S.-led military force in Afghanistan says a senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a coalition airstrike.
A monument to Boris Yeltsin, the first president of an independent Russia, has been vandalized in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, Yeltsin's hometown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said nationalists are taking advantage of democratic freedoms.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, has met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
A Russian court has acquitted opposition leader Garry Kasparov of charges that he participated in an unauthorized rally in support of jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk collective Pussy Riot.