Gennady Seleznyov, who served as speaker of the Russian State Duma from 1996 until 2003, has died after a long illness at the age of 67.
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has submitted the recently negotiated Iranian nuclear deal to the U.S. Congress for its review.
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrived in Tehran on July 19, marking the first visit to Iran by a top Western official since world powers and the Persian Gulf country signed a historic nuclear deal.
The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine accused each other on July 19 of shelling residential areas in rebel-hold Donetsk.
Prime Minister David Cameron said he wants Britain to take a greater role in seeking to destroy the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Syria.
A survey in Germany shows that a majority think a planned European Union bailout deal for Greece is bad and many said it would be better if the crisis-stricken country had been left out of the eurozone.
Pakistan has accused India of what it calls a series of "unprovoked cease-fire violations" in the disputed Kashmir region, days after violence killed at least five people on both sides of the border.
Tokyo and Moscow are negotiating a visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to Russia in late August, the Nikkei Business Daily reported on July 19.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has held talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, Germany, and the United States about the situation in eastern Ukraine.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach says his organization faces a difficult choice in choosing Beijing or Almaty as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
The United States and its coalition allies targeted Islamic State (IS) militants with 23 air strikes in Iraq and eight in Syria in the past 24 hours.
A former high-ranking official with FIFA has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in U.S. federal court in a case targeting world soccer’s governing body that has roiled the sport.