Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne Group has named former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as an adviser to its board.
President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law legislation banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda in Ukraine.
The head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says he expects the international financial institution to invest more funds in Central Europe and the former Soviet republics.
Russian fugitive Sergei Polonsky has been arrested in Cambodia. A senior Cambodian immigration police official, Ouk Hey Sela, said Polonsky was arrested on May 15 because his visa has been expired for two years.
RFE/RL has expressed disappointment over a ruling by an Azeribaijani court to extend the imprisonment of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and contributor to RFE/RL, who has been behind bars since December.
A U.S. jury has sentenced convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
Russian authorities have replaced the lead detective in the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose allies say they fear the move may be aimed at stifling a full investigation into the crime.
Russian State Duma lawmakers have passed in the second reading a bill on "undesirable organizations" that critics say will deal a fresh blow to a nongovernmental sector that is already under considerable pressure.
Russia's economy has had its first contraction in nearly six years following a sharp slide in energy prices and the ruble's worst crisis since 1998.
In the remote Chitral valley in northwestern Pakistan, people from the pre-Islamic Kalash culture have begun their annual spring festival.
In Kazakhstan, devastating floods have hit the Caspian Sea region of Atyrau – due to a year’s rainfall in just three days.
A court in the Crimean capital has sentenced a Maidan activist to four years and two months in jail over an attack on a security troop 15 months ago, at the height of the unrest that ultimately unseated Ukraine's president.