Russian government property in the United States could be seized after former shareholders of the Yukos oil company sought recognition of a multi-billion dollar compensation award in U.S. courts, the Telegraph of London reported July 3.
Ukraine's Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko has disclosed that the government failed to get $3 billion in loans from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this week because it has not complied with their demands for reform.
Fitch Ratings agency maintained its relatively high rating for Russia on July 3 but said worsening tensions with the West darken the outlook for its economy.
President Vladimir Putin says Western efforts to split Russian society with economic sanctions have failed to yield expected results.
Pro-Russian rebels have withdrawn from front-line villages near the strategic port city of Mariupol.
Armenian authorities have launched a criminal investigation into police officers involved in a crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.
Lawmakers in the lower house of Russia's parliament have voted for a bill that critics say could be used to block information critical of the government or government officials.
Russia says Ukraine's failure to agree with separatists on implementing a peace deal is "alarming."
The trial of Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadia Savchenko, who has been jailed in Russia since July 2014, may start within weeks, her lawyer said.
Pakistan's military said on July 3 the death toll from a suspicious train accident in the eastern Punjab Province has risen to 17.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said a lasting nuclear deal with Iran has "never been closer."
Police in Pakistan saved a Christian couple from a Muslim mob that was attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy, a senior officer said July 2.