Georgia's government won a confidence vote in parliament May 8, called after Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili was forced to reshuffle his cabinet following a series of resignations.
Thousands of people have again taken to the streets in the small Balkan state of Macedonia to protest against alleged police brutality and corruption.
Twin bombings outside a Shi'ite place of worship in eastern Iraq killed at least 17 people as they filed out after Friday prayers.
The EU Commission has said neither Georgia nor Ukraine would obtain visa-free travel to the EU's Schengen zone at the Riga Eastern Partnership Summit later this month.
A bust of the Soviet dictator Stalin has been bathed in pink paint in the southern Russian city of Lipetsk.
Britain's Conservative Party has won an outright majority in parliament following the general election on May 7.
Russia and China have signed several agreements aimed at deepening economic ties between the two countries.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told his country's parliament that nearly 7,000 civilians had been killed in the year-long war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.
The conservative government of British Prime Minister David Cameron is on track to lead Britain for another five years.
An Afghan official says a U.S. drone strike has killed seven militants near the Pakistani border in the eastern Kunar Province.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and other top political and religious leaders attended a service at the Washington National Cathedral on May 7 commemorating the mass killing of Armenians a century ago.
Belarus beat the United States for the first time 5-2 at the ice hockey world championship May 7.