European Union leaders on July 17 failed to nominate the next EU foreign policy chief to replace Catherine Ashton and were also unsuccessful in finding a successor to EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
President Barack Obama on July 16 said there are "still significant gaps" and more work to do on Iran nuclear talks.
The United States and the European Union have significantly strengthened sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, with Washington for the first time directly targeting Russia's banking, military, and energy sectors.
The leaders of the BRICS group of emerging market economies have met with South American presidents on the second day of a summit in Brazil.
A Swedish court has upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for alleged sexual assault.
The White House says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry met on July 16 to discuss the "path forward" on Iranian nuclear talks.
Several U.S. lawmakers have accused Iran of being a major driver of instability in the Middle East.
A wealthy Armenian businessman based in Russia has been detained over alleged links with a notorious Russian criminal gang, according to media reports.
A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands is liable for 300 of the some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995.
The U.S. government watchdog charged with overseeing aid to Afghanistan has recommended delaying the delivery of additional cargo aircraft to the nascent Afghan Air Force.
A suspect has been detained in the death of Moscow television personality Andrei Rybakin.
Police in Moscow have detained a driver suspected of intentionally hitting a man during a case of road rage.