Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti has signed a decree nominating Valeriu Strelet of the Liberal-Democratic Party as the country's next prime minister.
Dozens of people protesting against rising electricity tariffs have gathered on a central square of the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
The U.S. trial of a former Soviet army officer accused of fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan was postponed until July 30.
Russia's ambassador to the United Nations says Moscow will veto a UN Security Council resolution aimed at creating a tribunal to prosecute those guilty of shooting down a Malaysian passenger airliner over eastern Ukraine.
Russia says it is considering banning imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands, a move that would aggravate tensions between the two countries already at odds over the downing of flight MH17.
The WTO General Council has approved oil-rich Kazakhstan's membership on July 27, finalizing almost 20 years of negotiations.
The U.S. State Department has decided to keep Thailand on its list of worst human-trafficking violators despite official Bangkok efforts to curtail the trade.
A brother-in-law of an outspoken Azerbaijani activist-in-exile has been arrested on drugs-related charges.
A prime suspect in an inquiry into the 2006 death of former Russian security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko has said he had not been given permission by the Russian authorities to give evidence to a London inquiry into the case.
A high-ranking commander of Ukraine's Azov battalion has been found dead in his apartment in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv.
Serbian police say an Afghan national was killed on July 27 in a fight involving migrants near the border with Hungary.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has defended his government's decision to terminate a long-standing cooperation agreement with the United States and accused Washington of "provocation" aimed at disrupting interethnic harmony in Kyrgyzstan.