US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Zagreb for a Western Balkans summit, highlighting renewed interest from Washington in the fragile region as it deals with an unprecedented influx of refugees.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recommended against Russians travelling to Turkey and cancelled his own planned visit after Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet.
France's leading Muslim body said it would create a permit to preach for imams in a bid to root out extremists, as well as a new religious body to fight back against jihadist propaganda.
Russia is considering a common unit of account and currency for the EEU, while Kazakhstan is not eager to move forward with this project.
Tickets to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations sold out within hours as Buckingham Palace promised four days of pageantry "fit for the queen" including dancing and horse shows.
According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization may hamper the development of the Eurasian Economic Union.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is to promise an additional £12 billion to strengthen the defence forces when he unveils a five-year strategic review on Monday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Abu Dhabi to meet his Emirati counterparts on efforts to build a Syrian opposition coalition to lead peace talks with the Damascus regime.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Queen Elizabeth II during his official visit to the United Kingdom.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for dialogue with the country's top powers on retirement reforms days after the ruling coalition was weakened by a dwindling majority.
UN envoy Martin Kobler urged rival Libyan politicians to sign up to a UN-brokered agreement for power sharing in the war-torn nation during weekend talks with both sides.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the Islamic State group's deadly attacks in Paris.
The unanimous UN Security Council vote backing action against Islamic State shows the world is united against the "evil death cult", British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
The European Union agreed to rush through reforms to the passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Sweden has been naive about the risk of an attack on its soil and plans to beef up security measures, including surveillance of encrypted communications.
Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.
Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to "slip in" unnoticed, warning the EU needed to "take responsibility" over border controls.
Hopes for a quick political transition in war-ravaged Syria dimmed as embattled President Bashar al-Assad threw cold water on an ambitious timetable agreed at international talks in Vienna.
Hillary Clinton called for a US-led global fight to defeat the Islamic State group and shut down its flow of fighters, propaganda and weapons in the wake of the Paris attacks.
- Balkan states
- Eurasian union
- Great Britain
- Central Asia
- United Kingdom
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- Asia Pacific
- Schengen zone
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