The EU list of sanctions now has 87 individuals and 20 entities in Ukraine and Russia. EU ambassadors might decide to expand the numbers further when they meet in Brussels on 28 July.
The European Union has added to its sanctions list 15 individuals and 18 entities over their role in the Ukraine crisis.
Afghanistan’s last two candidates were urged to “maintain national unity” amid an acrimonious and sluggish audit of the presidential runoff.
Investigators have charged two Moscow subway employees over a deadly accident earlier this month that led to the deaths of 23 people.
FIFA has dismissed calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, or that some countries would elect to boycott the event.
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its main interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the ruble amid tensions over Ukraine.
Relatives of a man found dead in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan say he was kidnapped and killed and did not die in an explosion as officials say.
Iranians rallied nationwide on July 25 in a show of support for Palestinians as Israel pursues its military campaign in the Gaza Strip.
NATO Parliamentary Assembly President Hugh Bayley says his organization supports Georgia's integration with NATO.
The Ukrainian military says 325 soldiers and officers have been killed since the "antiterrorist" operation was launched in the country's eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk more than two months ago.
Ukraine's Interior Ministry has launched investigations against Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov and Russian ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky.