European Council President Herman Van Rompuy says Montenegro is ready to begin negotiations on new issues in its EU membership talks.
Russian investigators have opened a criminal investigation into Vladislav Baumgertner, the chief executive of Russian potash producer Uralkali, and will seek his extradition from Belarus.
A Russian court has refused bail for the captain of a Greenpeace ship whose 30-member crew was detained after a protest against oil drilling in the Russian Arctic.
An appeals court in Yerevan has ordered the release of prominent opposition youth activist Tigran Arakelian.
The EU Commission has published a list of 250 energy infrastructure projects, including several in the Western Balkans and Eastern Neighborhood, that are eligible for EU funding from 2014-20.
Seven citizens from Uzbekistan have been arrested in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, on charges of counterfeiting 5,000 ruble ($155) banknotes.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has called for granting Iranian scholars and students more opportunity to take part in international gatherings.
A Russian businessman and his girlfriend who had been missing for a year have been found dead in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia.
An anticorruption court in Pakistan has reopened five corruption charges against former President Asif Ali Zardari dating back to the 1990s.
A London court has thrown out a libel lawsuit against British businessman Bill Browder, who initiated an international push for sanctions against Russian officials implicated in the case of deceased whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
The united Tajik opposition is demanding that election authorities register its candidate for president, despite the fact she fell short of the necessary signatures required.
The U.S. trio of Lars Peter Hansen, Eugene Fama, and Robert Shiller have won the Nobel economics prize for their groundbreaking work on trend spotting in asset markets.