U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation giving Congress a say on any international nuclear agreement with Iran.
RFE/RL has closed its Baku bureau, after Azerbaijani authorities sealed the office shut in December 2014 in connection with a government-led campaign against foreign organizations.
Russia says the two-day EU Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has lost "another opportunity to make a step toward bridging a widening gap on the continent."
Gerard Depardieu, the famous French-actor-turned-Russian-citizen, reiterated at the Cannes Film Festival that he likes President Vladimir Putin "very much."
In a statement on May 22, the alliance said this summit will come at "a crucial time for the alliance, as the tectonic plates of Euro-Atlantic security have shifted both in the east and the south."
The Finish military has sent letters to 900,000 reservists to collect their contact details and remind them of their duties "in the event of war."
The death toll in a mysterious mass deaths of critically endangered saiga antelopes has risen sharply to 85,000, according to authorities in Kazakhstan who are still unsure of the cause.
French President Francois Hollande has said that pressure needed to be applied on Russia and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to respect a cease-fire he helped broker in February.
A Kyiv court has ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured in eastern Ukraine to be placed in pretrial detention until July 19.
Amnesty International says both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are almost daily perpetrating war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners.
A deputy Russian foreign minister has blamed what he called "short-sighted'" Western policies in the Middle East for helping destabilize countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
Participants at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final document affirming the bloc's relations with six neighboring countries in spite of sharp differences on key issues.