A Ukrainian postgraduate student in Britain has pleaded guilty to murdering an elderly Muslim man and planting explosive devices outside mosques.
The Netherlands says it has asked an international tribunal to order Russia to release an environmental protest ship and the activists who were on board.
Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been transferred to another penal colony.
Ukraine will face former world and European champions France in a two-leg playoff for a spot at next year's football World Cup in Brazil.
Iraqi officials say a coordinated attack killed at least two police officers in the central city of Fallujah.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Ukraine must do more to address the issue of selective justice, including resolving the case of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, before signing a key agreement with the European Union.
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) plans to increase its control over the country's Internet, according to reports by "Kommersant."
An investigative journalist in Macedonia has been imprisoned for revealing the identity of a witness in a murder case in a sentencing that has raised questions of press freedom in the country.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met in Dushanbe with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, to discuss joint efforts to bolster security as foreign forces in Afghanistan start to pull out next year.
The European Commission has categorically denied a story appearing in the "Sunday Telegraph" that EU aid money has been given to Belarusian security forces.
The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Russia for failing to share the findings of an investigation into the 1940 massacre of 20,000 Polish war prisoners by Soviet secret police in Russia's Katyn forest.
The U.S. ambassador to Baku says Washington is looking forward to working closely with President Ilham Aliyev and the Azerbaijani government as Aliyev starts his new term in office.