Could cybermeddling in Germany’s federal elections next year succeed?
Approximately two thousand people, galvanized by outrage over the city’s paid parking zones, confronted Duma members in Moscow to demand the resignation of Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. (in Russian)
Activists in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv, holding signs saying “Save Aleppo,” rallied to support civilians in Syria. (in Ukrainian)
Supporters of Macedonia's ruling party held a rally at the state electoral commission, claiming the opposition was trying to steal their victory in this week's election.
Russian officials have dismissed an NBC News report that said U.S. intelligence officials believe that President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. Presidential election.
Talks between Russia and Japan produced an agreement to discuss joint economic development of four islands claimed by both countries, but no breakthrough in the territorial dispute.
Italy blocked attempts to extend European Union sanctions on Russia by a year as well as broaden the sanctions to cover alleged crimes by Russia in Syria, EU members said.
Russia's security service says it has detained four people from Moldova and Tajikistan it alleges were plotting terrorist bomb attacks in Moscow.
European Union leaders have reached an agreement about a demand from the Netherlands on a deal that would establish closer ties between the EU and Ukraine.
A December 15 vote in the European Parliament has brought the goal of visa-free travel to EU Schengen Zone countries one big step closer for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia.
Ihor Kolomoiskiy, majority stakeholder in Ukraine’s PrivatBank, has labeled the rumors about the potential nationalization of the bank “pseudo-nationalization” and an information attack. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Amnesty International has issued a report decrying the "systematic persecution" of the Crimean Tatars since Russia’s “occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea” in 2014.
The legacy of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's World War II-era deportations continues to play out, as authorities in Daghestan’s Novolak district have ordered Lak residents to surrender their homes to Chechen families.
Belarus media reports that President Alyaksandr Lukashenka told an audience of foreign diplomats that nobody supports President-elect Donald Trump “more than we, openly and honestly, from the heart.” (in Belarusian)
Azerbaijani authorities say a Russian blogger who is wanted in Baku on separatism charges has been detained in Belarus.
Exiled Kazakh opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, who has just been released from custody in France, says he aims to topple the current Kazakh government within the next three years.
An influential official who had been seen as the late President Islam Karimov's possible successor has lost his job as finance minister as the Central Asian country's new government takes shape.
Tajikistan's National Bank is considering the use of President Emomali Rahmon's portrait on a proposed new 1,000-somoni banknote, which would be worth about $127.
Russian media reports that Gazprombank may issue a €10.5 billion loan to a consortium of Swiss trading company Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to fund the purchase of a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft. The consortium has agreed to commit only €2.8 billion of its own funds. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Russian And Israeli analysts Kirill Mikhailov and Tsvi Magen from Israeli told RFE/RL that the so-called Islamic State was able to retake Palmyra because Russia’s and Syria’s main forces were sent to conquer Aleppo and those left in Palmyra simply “slept through the IS offensive.” (40K view on Russian Service website)