France, Switzerland, and England are among the World Cup teams that feature players from diverse backgrounds. Russia's squad, meanwhile, lacks the multiethnic composition that would mirror its population.
A Georgian court has sentenced former President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to six years in prison after convicting him of abuse of power.
European Union leaders have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions penalizing Russia for its aggression in Ukraine.
Authorities in Ukraine say they have arrested two individuals suspected of kidnapping the son of a Libyan diplomat in the capital, Kyiv.
Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova and her Russian counterpart, Tatyana Moskalkova, have arrived in Russia's far-northern region of Yamalo-Nenets, where they plan to meet with jailed Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov.
Reuters is reporting that newly released court filings reveal that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort received a $10 million loan from Kremlin-connected Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
A Ukrainian activist jailed in Russia has been put in solitary confinement weeks before his scheduled release, a human rights organization says.
Chisinau's electoral mess and resulting protests dealt another blow to Moldova's democratic development. Could they also be a precursor to trouble with parliamentary elections?
The head of Ukraine's cyberpolice has claimed that Russian hackers are infecting computer systems of Ukrainian firms with malware to establish "back doors" for a large-scale coordinated attack.
Russian police early on June 27 said they received multiple bomb threats in the World Cup host city of Rostov-on-Don, prompting the evacuation of bars and restaurants across the city, but no explosives were found.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other leaders have been "sentenced" to life imprisonment – by unrecognized separatists in Luhansk.
A jailed Ukrainian activist is expected to be released after a court in Russian-controlled Crimea shortened and suspended his politically charged prison sentence.