Russia effectively just seized a little bit more Georgian territory.
Nedzad Avdic recalls lying on the ground, surrounded by falling bodies, as Bosnian Serb forces massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Another 71 victims were buried on the anniversary of the massacre this week.
A police cordon separated rival demonstrations in Belgrade on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.
Hundreds paid their respects to Anton Nossik, considered one of the driving forces of Russian digital media.
The U.S. Congress is moving decisively to start dismantling some of the bedrock agreements of U.S.-Russian arms control, raising the specter of a new arms race.
Russian lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya drew the attention of American officials over her alleged lobbying against a U.S. law despised by the Kremlin and a hefty hotel bill handed to U.S. authorities for reimbursement.
The European Union's 28 member states have formally endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the final step in the ratification process after years of political twists and turns.
President Petro Poroshenko has proposed adding an internationally recognized investigator to the Ukrainian team investigating the killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticized a Ukrainian investigation into the death of journalist Pavel Sheremet, with no arrests in the case nearly one year after he was killed by a car bomb in Kyiv.
A Ukrainian court has adjourned Viktor Yanukovych's in-absentia treason trial until August 3 after the former president's new lawyer asked for more time to prepare.
Third-year student Oleg Alekseyev was dismissed from Kaliningrad’s Baltic University for "unlawful conduct" and "disrespect for the law and the court in the public space" after requesting permission on June 12 to organize an anticorruption rally. University officials have accused Alekseyev of trying to politicize his dismissal. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Did Russia's culture minister kill the premiere by the Bolshoi Theater ballet of a highly anticipated show about legendary Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev because it was too gay?
Armenia's Golden Apricot international film festival has run into controversy as rights activists accuse organizers of censorship for scrapping a screening of two films dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themes.
Victor Ageyev, a Russian serviceman who was detained by Ukrainian military forces in the country’s Lugansk region, said in an interview with Ukrainian TV that he went to eastern Ukraine for money and “to protect civilians from the Ukrainian fascists,” adding that no fascists were to be found. He said that at the time of his capture he had a valid contract with Russia’s defense ministry; the ministry has said Ageyev has no relationship with the official service. (over 35K views on Russian Service website)
At a session attended by the country’s Prosecutor-General, Ukraine’s parliament voted on July 11 to lift the immunity of three deputies, allowing them to face trial on criminal charges that include abuse of office, illegal personal enrichment, bribery, and tax evasion. Lawmakers will review the immunity of two other deputies facing criminal charges after the summer recess. (Ukrainian Service)
Afghan police have arrested members of a human trafficking ring they say kidnapped 25 children and tried to smuggle them into Pakistan, where they were to be trained as suicide bombers for the Afghan Taliban.