Turkey says it is recalling its ambassador to Austria after parties represented in parliament issued a joint declaration calling the massacre of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago genocide.
The United States says Russia has deployed additional air defense systems into eastern Ukraine and is involved in training exercises of separatist forces in the area in breach of a cease-fire agreement.
Dutch investigators say they have recovered "many" more body parts and pieces of wreckage after returning to the site of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
Dozens of Macedonian journalists have demonstrated against a death threat raised against a journalist who is critical of the government.
Russian opposition parties, led by anticorruption activist Aleksei Navalny, have vowed to close ranks in order to contest the 2016 parliamentary elections amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.
French President Francois Hollande says France will refund payments made by Russia for two Mistral amphibious-assault ships if the warships are not delivered because of Moscow's involvement in the Ukraine conflict.
A prominent human rights lawyer in Azerbaijan, Intiqam Aliyev, has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison after a trial that he called politically motivated.
Kyrgyz authorities have arrested an Uzbek man for attempting to snatch a bride in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan.
Authorities in northwestern Russia have detained a citizen of Tajikistan on suspicion of propagating Islamic extremism.
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says an experimental rocket or missile crashed shortly after being launched on April 22 in the northwestern region of Arkhangelsk.
A senior Kazakh official says the Central Asian nation will not accept a single currency in a trade bloc championed by Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Ukraine's unity and neutrality are in Russia's interests.