The EU decided to keep in place biting economic sanctions on Russia over its alleged backing of pro-Kremlin insurgents.
EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy suggested in Ukraine expanding cooperation with the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Poland accused Russia's Gazprom of slashing gas deliveries by half, which analysts said was likely aimed at sending a message to the EU.
Many of the documents purported to show a conspiracy against Aliyev, former son-in-law of Kazakhstan President, have been found forged by a famous forgery expert.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko have agreed to solve the Ukrainian crisis peacefully, via negotiations and that mistakes like forcible takeover would not happen again.
Kazakhstani political expert believes the talks in Minsk have advanced the negotiations on Ukraine to a new level and the next round of talks may be held in Kazakhstan.
Russian authorities have leaned on shops to keep prices steady but data released showed inflation pricking up on goods.
Kazakhstan is taking part in the talks in Minsk on August 26. These will address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine among others. Poroshenko is to meet with Putin, Lukashenko and Nazarbayev, as well as with EU reps.
Crimea has asked Moscow for an exception to Russian sanctions blocking food imports from Ukraine.
EU ministers convene in Brussels on Friday in a rare summertime meeting to seek unanimous approval for the shipment of arms to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists.
As Western countries launch new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has returned fire with bans on food imports.
Britain will formally open an inquiry into the radioactive poisoning of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko in a case that threatens to increase tensions with Moscow amid the crisis in Ukraine.
The United States and Europe targeted Russia's key financial, arms and energy sectors Tuesday with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow's intervention in the Ukraine crisis.
The EU is set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role in the Ukraine crisis, after Kiev seized control of part of the MH17 crash site in fighting that blocked an international effort to recover victims' remains.
Japan announced it would impose additional sanctions against those responsible for the "annexation of Crimea and destabilisation of eastern Ukraine", without offering further details.
The 7th round of negotiations between Kazakhstan and European Union on a new enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement was held in Brussels.
Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.
The number of new cars registered in Europe grew for the 10th consecutive month in June, according to industry data published Thursday, adding to evidence the embattled sector is recovering.
EU leaders failed to reach agreement as their summit ended early Thursday over who should get the top jobs to steer the 28-nation bloc over the next five years.
Two men lean on the smouldering wreckage of a Ukrainian airforce plane. They poke among the debris, looking for anything of value. Using an iron bar, one of them moves a Kalashnikov rifle to reveal what appears to be a charred human limb.
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