The Russian ruble rose in trading on April 10, reaching a high point for 2015.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has responded angrily to legislation passed in Ukraine on April 9 that bans the use of Soviet-era symbols and could require the removal or demolition of all monuments from Ukraine's Soviet past.
The Standard & Poors rating agency has downgraded Ukraine's credit rating to CC, a notch lower than the previous CCC- level, and says the outlook is negative.
European Union-brokered talks between Ukraine and Russia about long-term gas supplies have been postponed.
Police say Afghan security forces have killed at least 18 Taliban militants, including foreign fighters in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
Iraqi officials said the Islamic State militant group has launched a large assault on the city of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar on April 10
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksei Meshkov said April 10 NATO's decision to reduce the number of Russian representatives at the alliance "smacks of a Cold War spirit"
The central mosque in the city of Kizlyar in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan has been destroyed by fire.
Ukrainian authorities say they have detained more than 40 alleged members of a terror group in the Black Sea port city of Odesa.
The Czech president has decided to skip a military parade during a visit to Moscow next month.
Dozens of homeowners from several regions of Kazakhstan have demonstrated in the capital, Astana, for a fourth day on April 10.
Five leaders of an Armenian opposition group have been sent to pretrial detention.