France, Germany, and Kyiv have cast doubt on whether a four-way summit on Ukraine will be held next week in Kazakhstan's capital.
Russia's offering at this year's Oscars competition is a dark film about an everyman's hopeless and pathetic struggle against an arbitrary, all-powerful, uncaring state. Some observers find that surprising.
Two elections in member states and a divisive battle over Russia sanctions could spell trouble for the European Union this year.
Jury selection began on January 5 in the U.S. trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in bombings that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon in 2013.
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny says he will no longer observe the terms of his house arrest because he considers it illegal.
A hunger strike by Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is being held in Russian custody, has entered its fourth week.
A nongovernmental organization in the Russian city of Volgograd has been added to the list of "foreign agents' on the Justice Ministry's request.
Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany are meeting in Berlin to discuss efforts to end the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, says there is no need to worry that militants fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group will join insurgents in the North Caucasus.
On January 3, a court rejected a bid by Tsarnaev's lawyers to delay the trial or move it out of Boston, the U.S. city where the attack occurred in April 2013.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) plans to double the number of monitors it has in Ukraine by the end of this month.