Ukraine's Foreign Ministry says that Moscow and Kyiv have reached a "mutual understanding" on key parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.
Sporadic clashes are reportedly continuing at a university campus in the Iraqi city of Ramadi stormed by Al-Qaeda-linked militants two days ago.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for a "new course" on U.S.-Russian relations with a tougher line against President Vladimir Putin.
Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has begun searching for coalition partners after his Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) won the most votes in June 8 parliamentary elections.
Pakistan has rejected Afghan claims it is linked to the assassination attempt on presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah last week.
The Polish-born man recognized as the world's oldest has died in New York City at the age of 111 years.
Annual U.S.-Georgian military drills have started near Georgia's capital, Tbilisi.
Afghan media reports say that police in the northern province of Kunduz have detained two Taliban fighters from neighboring Tajikistan.
Senior U.S. and Iranian officials have begun rare high-level direct talks in Geneva over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.
Several men who identified themselves as financial police officers have searched the offices of the Almaty-based independent 16/12 video news website.
Serbia says it will be forced to suspend construction of the South Stream gas pipeline through its territory after Bulgaria said it was halting work on its segment of the pipeline.
Police in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, have dispersed dozens of youth activists who protested in downtown Bishkek on June 9.