Latvia says it has arrested two Russian activists who were caught entering a military base.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Kyiv could halt its debt repayments to creditors if no immediate deal is found with private lenders.
The inaugural European Games have opened in Azerbaijan in a lavish ceremony amid criticism of the country's poor record on human rights.
A Russian negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks says there is a "very worrying" slowdown in progress between Iran and six major powers as a June 30 deadline looms to finalize an accord.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a former member of the punk protest band Pussy Riot, was detained in central Moscow on June 12 along with another activist after a performance in which they wore gulag-style prison uniforms and sewed a Russian flag.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised his country for its democracy, openness, and independence at a ceremony marking Russia Day.
Several hundred war veterans in Bosnia-Herzegovina have protested the arrest in Switzerland of a Bosnian Muslim wartime commander.
The mother of a Kazakh penal-colony inmate is planning to sue the prison over a beating that she says left her son with brain damage.
Romania's prime minister, who faces accusations of corruption including money laundering and conflict of interest, has easily survived a vote of no confidence.
The European Union plans to step up efforts to address "serious challenges to human rights" in Central Asia, according to a strategy document seen by RFE/RL.
The gas transport company Ukrtransgaz said gas supplies would be cut to three towns -- including the port city of Mariupol -- as repair work, expected to take up to two days, is carried out.
The prime minister of Moldova says he is stepping down after questions arose over his high-school and university degrees.