The foreign ministers of Germany and France have arrived in Kyiv for a visit aimed at reaffirming EU support for Ukraine’s leadership.
The United States and Russia have announced plans for a cessation of hostilities in Syria that would go into effect at midnight on February 27.
A leaked excerpt from a soon-to-be-released report by the Russian opposition on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov accuses him of amassing a 30,000-strong "private army" that constitutes a threat to national security.
Russia is planning to ask permission on February 22 to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras over the United States, the Associated Press reports.
Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov has formally denied that all young males in Chechnya will be required to obtain a "spiritual-moral passport" registering details of their religious beliefs.
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The Crimean Tatar singer Jamala has been chosen to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest in Sweden in May.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has arrived in Tehran, days after his Iranian counterpart visited Russia.
One Ukrainian soldier has been killed in clashes between Russia-backed separatists and government forces in the east of the country, Ukraine's military says.
A breakaway splinter of land laden with post-Soviet disaffection and aging heavy industry wedged among dysfunctional economies hardly sounds like a winning formula for exchange-rate tranquility.