Unidentified gunmen have killed a journalist in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, the third journalist slain in there this month.
European Union leaders are meeting at a summit in Brussels amid a trans-Atlantic row over the secret monitoring of phone calls by U.S. intelligence services.
European football's governing body, UEFA, has opened an investigation into claims of racism among CSKA Moscow fans during the Russian club's Champions League match against Manchester City on October 23.
Vitali Klitschko, the leader of the opposition Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms (UDAR), has reiterated his intention to run for president.
A 300-kilogram bull escaped from a farm near the Romanian town of Braila, and attacked a traffic warden in the middle of a busy intersection on October 23. The animal was eventually cornered in an alley and tranquilized.
Belgian-Italian singer Lara Fabian has canceled a concert in Uzbekistan.
Amnesty International is calling on authorities in Belarus to "introduce an immediate moratorium on executions."
Russia has called on the United States to distance itself from the U.S. media reports on alleged espionage by the Russian Science and Culture Center (Rossotrudnichestvo) in Washington.
A Tajik court has sentenced a village mullah to seven years in prison on sexual misconduct and fraud charges.
A mosque was attacked in the Russian city of Volgograd, where a suspected female suicide bomber killed six people this week.
A U.S. media report says newly revealed secret Pakistani and U.S. government documents show that for years Islamabad had endorsed Central Intelligence Agency drone attacks in the country's northwestern tribal areas.
A new law that provides for the confiscation of vehicles from owners caught twice driving while intoxicated came into force in Belarus on October 24.