Austria's Supreme Court ruled on June 25 to uphold a decision allowing a request by the United States to extradite Ukrainian tycoon Dmytro Firtash. A final decision must be made by Austria's justice minister on whether to execute the request.
Thousands of Georgians have continued to rally in the capital, Tbilisi, demanding the resignation of the interior minister and protesting the announcement that an opposition lawmaker is facing prosecution over the anti-government protests.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree suspending all direct flights between Russia and Georgia from July 8, following nights of protests after a Russian lawmaker gave a speech from the speaker's chair of the Georgian parliament.
A Ukrainian rock star is moving back into politics. Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, frontman of one of Ukraine's biggest bands, Okean Elzy, has launched a new anti-corruption party called Holos (Voice) ahead of July's parliamentary elections.
Dmytro Firtash, the Ukrainian power broker whom the United States has been investigating since 2006 on suspicion of bribery and forming an organized crime group, built his massive fortune on opaque gas trading with a Kremlin-controlled company.
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator said on June 25 that he had asked Russia to provide details on how it was using the location coordinates of hospitals in Syria. The UN has claimed that more than 23 hospitals were hit by strikes since Russia-backed Syrian forces launched an offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib in late April.
Ukraine's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has walked out in protest over a decision to restore Russia’s voting rights after a three-year suspension.
Two Russian paratroopers have drowned during routine parachute jumps at the Stariy Krym training field in the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian cosmonaut and two astronauts from the United States and Canada has returned to Earth, touching down on the steppes of southeastern Kazakhstan on June 25 after spending 204 days in space.
Vietnam's communist government has formed a special council to assess the state of its most sacred icon: the corpse -- first embalmed by Soviet forensic specialists a half-century ago -- of revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. And now Hanoi wants the experts from Moscow to come back and help.
The National Bank of Ukraine will introduce a new 1,000-hryvnya banknote featuring the portrait of prominent 20th century Ukrainian scientist Volodymyr Vernadskiy. The new note, necessitated by “economic factors,” will be put into circulation on October 25.
A Moscow City court, in a closed proceeding, has sentenced Polish national Marian Radzajewski to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty of espionage.
Armenia’s former president, Robert Kocharian, has returned to a detention center in Yerevan just hours after the country’s Court of Appeal ordered his rearrest, overturning a lower court ruling.
Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Commission says it has found no conflict of interest in a property scandal that led four senior government officials to resign after they were found to have bought luxury apartments at discount prices.
Even before their decades-old spat with neighboring Greece was finally resolved earlier this year, the name-calling had begun. Referendum "boycotters," social-media trolls, and other critics were using the epithet "Northies" to belittle Macedonians who supported changing their country’s name.
Kazakhstan’s defense ministry has reported that the death toll from the massive explosions caused by fire at the Arys military ammunition warehouse in southern Kazakhstan has risen to three. The defense minister has said the blasts, which began early in the morning on June 24, would continue for several days.
Switzerland said it would send $133 million in seized assets linked to Gulnara Karimova to Uzbekistan, amid a continuing international struggle over the fate of more than a billion dollars tied to the elder daughter of the Central Asian country’s late president.
A Levada Center poll, commissioned by the Committee Against Torture to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, has found that one out of ten Russians has faced torture by law enforcement officials. The Center said the poll numbers are a “frightening confirmation that law enforcement officers use violence against detainees, and use it often.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed doubt in the poll findings. (in Russian, Current Time TV)