Russian’s Gazprom announced on April 29 that it experienced a massive fall in net income during 2014.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the church should make greater use of the Internet to get its message to the people.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says firefighters have contained a large forest fire burning near the abandoned Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
At least eight Pakistani workers were killed when a building under construction collapsed in Saudi Arabia.
A Russian cargo spaceship that failed to reach the International Space Station (ISS) after experiencing technical difficulties may have begun falling to Earth.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev was sworn in to his fifth term on April 29, just three days after his landslide victory in an election criticized by international observers.
Russian authorities have seized several assets at a candy factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk.
Batyrkhan Shukenov, a prominent Kazakh-Russian singer-songwriter, has died at the age of 52.
Freedom House says restrictive new laws and violence against journalists resulted in a global decline of press freedom during 2014, bringing the world's press freedom to its lowest point in more than 10 years.
Ukrainian leaders are pleading for cash to rebuild an economy battered by a year of war, but said drawing investors to a country where shells are still booming is a struggle.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and other prominent former global leaders in Moscow on April 29.