Polish authorities are investigating whether previously unknown documents from Poland’s communist era that suggest Nobel laureate Lech Walesa was a collaborator are in fact genuine.
Russia announced an $80 million cut in its budget for the 2018 World Cup, just months after the country's top sports official ruled out such decreases.
At least two coal miners were killed and 28 were missing at a mine in northern Russia after part of the structure collapsed.
A Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad was hit by twin explosions causing multiple casualties and news reports said two suicide bombers may have been responsible.
President Barack Obama has closed a legal loophole that had allowed the import of goods produced by forced or child labor, with potential consequences for cotton exports from Central Asian markets.
A Russian journalist said vandals have ripped a plaque commemorating a victim of Soviet repression from a building in the Siberian city of Barnaul.
NATO's top military commander says Russia has decided to become an "adversary" of the West and presents an "existential threat" to the United States and its allies.
Interior ministers from the European Union, Turkey, and the Balkans held fresh talks on February 25 amid major differences over ways to contain an escalating migrant crisis.
Amnesty International said Russia plans to send home three Syrian asylum-seekers who were detained in Daghestan, a plan the group said violates international law.
A five-year-old Afghan fan of the soccer star Lionel Messi has received a soccer ball and two jerseys signed by the Argentinian athlete after the boy's admiration for Messi was made public on the Internet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Union State of Russia and Belarus is continuing to develop and is setting the tone for relations between all countries that once were part of the Soviet Union.
A senior Afghan official says Pakistan has been tasked with bringing a group of 10 influential Taliban representatives to Islamabad during the first week of March to take part in direct talks with the Afghan government.