The European Union, Russia, and Ukraine on July 11 decided to set up a consultation mechanism to address Russian concerns about Ukraine's Association Agreement signed with the EU last month.
Reporters Without Borders has condemned a five-year prison sentence issued against a 19-year-old blogger and opposition activist, Omar Mamedov.
Authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh region say their forces have captured at least one Azerbaijani soldier who they say was involved in a commando raid from the Azerbaijani side.
Slovenia's ski association has suspended four officials for allegedly manipulating race results to allow violinist Vanessa-Mae to compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.
A Macedonian police helicopter crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board.
Iraq's Kurdish politicians are suspending all their participation in government in protest against Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's accusation that the Kurds were harboring Sunni militants fighting his government.
Several thousand people have gathered in Srebrenica for the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces during the country's 1992-95 war.
Afghan officials say a roadside bomb killed seven policemen in the country's west.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Cuba at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America.
A Russian lawmaker whose son was arrested by the United States this week on hacking charges says he is innocent.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna this weekend to join ongoing world power nuclear talks with Iran.
Tajik-Kyrgyz talks on resolving a border conflict resumed in Tajikistan's northern town of Kairakkum on July 11.