The director of U.S. intelligence told Congress on October 29 that spying on foreign leaders is commonplace and has long been a part of U.S. surveillance operations and those conducted by all nations.
A Pakistani school teacher and his two children have become the first survivors of a U.S. drone strike to testify in Congress.
A Moldovan woman who was aboard the "Costa Concordia" when the cruise ship crashed into a reef off of an Italian island has admitted she was the lover of Captain Francesco Schettino.
Russia's top investigative body says it has filed new theft and money-laundering charges against opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.
Unknown gunmen have killed a pro-government tribal elder and six members of his family in southwest Pakistan.
People have been stopping by Lubyanka Square in Moscow to leave flowers, light candles, and speak briefly about the victims of Stalin's purges in the 1930s.
The Tajik Journalists' Union has condemned the sentencing of a Tajik journalist to 11 years in jail for blackmailing and extorting money from a local woman.
A court in Ukraine's eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk has reportedly ruled to seize a restaurant owned by the daughter of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The UN's nuclear watchdog agency and Iran say they have agreed to meet again in Tehran on November 11 following productive talks aimed at easing concerns over Iran's nuclear program.
Tajik citizens are now eligible to obtain three-year work permits in Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has told citizens who are not paying their gas bills that they risk being cut off unless they make their payments.
A Bolshoi ballet dancer accused of ordering an acid attack on the troupe's artistic director has pleaded not guilty at a trial in Moscow.