Experts of the so-called "Troika" of international lenders are set to visit Greece for what could turn into the country's early exit from the bailout program.
EU states' foreign ministers have given the green light to an arrangement between Russia and the EU under which integration with Ukraine will be postponed for a year.
Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia have agreed on a gradual decrease of roaming charges for mobile communications.
Turkey has moved to clamp down on protesters, control the media and Internet and weaken the rule of law, Human Rights Watch has said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov emphasized his country does not want to continue the war of sanctions currently ongoing between Moscow and the West.
North Korea's top diplomat Ri Su Yong proposed a reunification under a confederation system in the first UNGA speech of a Pyongyang foreign minister in 15 years.
An unexpected volcanic eruption at Mount Ontake could have left 31 people dead, reports suggest after lifeless bodies were founds near the peak.
Turkey's President Recep Erdogan said Turkish troops could be used for setting up a buffer zone in Syria, if there was an international agreement for the establishing of a safe haven for those feeling the Islamic State (IS), reports Reuters.
The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence to be held on November 9.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has allowed European airlines to permit the use of mobile phones following the aircraft landing.
Hungary’s gas operator FGSZ suspended natural gas supplies to Ukraine for an indefinite period of time, Thursday.
Number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to grow in H1 2014, fueled by the wars in Syria and Iraq, and the conflict in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea.
Russia and Ukraine are holding EU-brokered gas consultations in Berlin on Friday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Parliament to endorse air strikes against positions held by Islamic State in northern Iraq after Baghdad asked London to help.
Japan has announced new sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine that bring Tokyo closer in line with sanctions imposed by the US and the EU.
Russia plans to deploy submarines carrying cruise missiles with a range of over 1,500 km in the port of Novorossiysk, the Black Sea Fleet commander has said.
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