Russia's envoy to NATO says his country will boost its military presence in Crimea given the alliance's plans to expand in Eastern Europe.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe.
The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta has denied reports that one of its journalists fled Chechnya after receiving threats to her life related to her investigative reporting in the North Caucasus republic.
Kosovo police say they raided several houses across the country, including the families of ethnic Albanians accused of taking part in deadly clashes with police in neighboring Macedonia.
Russia says it is ready to take cash from France instead of two warships.
Many in the former Soviet Union remember lining up for vodka or struggling to find a stiff drink during Mikhail Gorbachev's antialcohol campaign in the 1980s.
A Romanian government minister has resigned after receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence for fraud in a referendum to impeach Romania's former president.
U.S. Senator John McCain has said, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' to a job offer from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has praised his country's ties with ally Serbia during a visit to Belgrade on May 15.
Iraqi officials say Islamic State (IS) fighters have raised their black flag over the main government building in Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar Province.
The Pakistani military has struck suspected Taliban targets in the mountainous northwestern region of North Waziristan.
A senior prosecutor in Afghanistan has been assasinated outside his home in the capital, Kabul.