Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call systematic suppression of opposition.
A Russian court has sentenced three young women to up to 15 days imprisonment after they performed a dance with "twerk" moves in front of a war memorial and posted a video online, prosecutors said on Sunday.
In what is being considered as more 'worrisome and intrusive' than reported, US President Barack Obama's unclassified emails were hacked by Russian elements last year, said a report in the New York Times.
One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in shelling attacks by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday near the port of Mariupol in Ukraine`s south-east, military spokesman Dmytro Gorbunov said.
Arctic nations warned on Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of one of the planet`s most remote regions, which because of climate change is becoming a new hotspot in tensions with Russia.
Poland on Friday said it had denied entry to a Russian biker gang backed by the Kremlin, which is planning to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's role in the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.
In a report that could potentially hurt Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid, a prominent US daily said that "a flow of cash" made its way into the Clinton Foundation during a deal that gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the US.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Thursday ordered his troops to "shoot to kill" if they encountered any unauthorised Russian forces on the territory of the small republic in the volatile North Caucasus region.
Asserting that use of military force to foil Iran's nuclear ambitions would be an act of "last resort", Israel's Air Force chief has said that his unit has the capacity "to get job done" if ordered to do so.
The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified US military network this year, in an episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and improving US ability to respond.