The plans have prompted protests in Russia, like this April 4 demonstration in Moscow (epa)
May 14, 2007 -- Polish and U.S. officials have begun talks to build parts of a U.S. missile-defense system in Poland.
U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman (official site)
May 14, 2007 -- U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says a gas pipeline deal signed over the weekend by Russia, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan is "not good for Europe."
Aftermath of the April 27 riots in Tallinn (AFP)
May 14, 2007 -- A senior Estonian official has called for clear international rules to prevent cyberattacks against government websites.
Police and counterdemonstrators broke up last year's parade (RFE/RL)
May 14, 2007 -- Gay-rights activists say they have informed Moscow city authorities of their intention to hold a march in the Russian capital on May 27.
EU leaders have expressed little optimism that the upcoming EU-Russia summit in Samara will be able to produce a strategic agreement.
A March of Dissent demonstration in Moscow in April (RFE/RL)
May 14, 2007 -- Russian human rights activists say they plan to closely monitor developments in Samara this week.
Suspended as president over allegations that he abused his position, Traian Basescu speaks to RFE/RL ahead of a May 19 referendum on whether he should be impeached.
May 14, 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Russia at a time of strained U.S.-Russia relations.
May 13, 2007 -- Russian news agencies reported today that 10 people were killed when a blast tore through a cafe overnight in the town of Orsk, in Russia's southern Orenburg Oblast.
May 13, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Demonstrations today marked the second anniversary of a violent government crackdown in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon.
May 13, 2007 -- The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan are scheduled to have talks in the western Kazakh city of Aktau today.
May 13, 2007 -- Police in Russia's southern republic of Daghestan say they clashed with militants who had fortified themselves in a building, killing at least three of the gunmen.