Greece finally on July 9 proposed sweeping reforms of its tax and pension systems long sought by European leaders, setting off a mad rush to put together a weekend deal that safeguards the nation from financial collapse.
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives have warned over a potential nuclear deal with Iran, saying the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has been “duped” by the Iranian establishment.
Thailand has forcibly repatriated nearly 100 Uyghurs to China, a move that drew criticism from human rights groups and protests in Turkey over the expulsion of the Turkic-speaking Muslim minority that claims repression under Chinese rule.
A Russian court says the trial of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is accused of plotting terrorist attacks, will start on July 21.
The nominee to become chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says Russia presents “the greatest threat” to national security and its behavior is "nothing short of alarming."
The Kremlin says the presidents of Russia and Iran have discussed military and nuclear cooperation, as well as the fight against the Islamic State group.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Bosnia-Herzegovina to launch social and economic reforms that would create jobs and speed up the EU membership process.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said the United States and other major powers are not in a rush to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
The Afghan National Directorate of Security says a former spokesman for Pakistan’s Taliban who switched to the Islamist State group was killed by an air strike in eastern Afghanistan.
A former Serb paramilitary commander during the 1990s Balkan wars has arrived in Croatia to face war crimes charges following his extradition from Australia.
Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has criticized Russian moves to ban 12 foreign organizations under a law lawmakers say is needed against "undesirable" groups that threaten Russia's security.
A prominent Russian human rights group that was branded a "foreign agent" in January and has come under attack in Chechnya says it is closing.