EU leaders have ended a summit in Brussels dominated by concerns over allegations of U.S. spying on member states.
A British court has sentenced a Ukrainian man to a minimum of 40 years in prison for murdering an elderly Muslim and planting bombs near three mosques in England.
The European Union has restated its desire to sign an association and free trade deal with Ukraine in Vilnius next month.
Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has passed new legislation that toughens penalties for involvement in terrorism, including imposing punishments on relatives of terrorists.
An international court will hold a hearing next month on The Netherlands' bid to force Russia to release a Greenpeace protest ship and the activists who were on board.
Turkey and Iraq say their strained ties are improving.
Voters in the Czech Republic went to the polls on October 25 in a parliamentary election expected to shift the nation to the political left.
Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has reportedly been transferred to a jail in Chelyabinsk, in Russia's Ural Mountains, instead of a detention center in Chuvashia, as announced earlier.
Russian investigators say the woman who detonated explosives on a Volgograd bus on October 21 may have intended to attack a shopping center in the city instead.
The CIS summit in Minsk has ended with leaders calling on Georgia to rejoin the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Russian officials say that two gunmen who were carrying a powerful explosive device have been killed in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted a judge who presided over the trial and conviction of whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky after Magnistky died in police custody.