BRUSSELS - EU foreign ministers are poised to allow most of the bloc's sanctions against Belarus to expire when they meet next week in Brussels, diplomatic sources have told RFE/RL, but an arms embargo will apparently remain in place.
Despite famine, religious wars, worldwide conflict and the spread of civilization, the heads of the Roman Catholic and the Russian Orthodox churches haven't spoken since the Great Schism of 1054 shattered Christendom, so they have a lot of catching up to do at their historic meeting Friday in Cuba.
Russia was behind a December cyber attack on Ukraine's power grid that caused widespread power outages, a senior Obama administration official said Thursday.
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on Russia to stop harming civilians in Syria and reiterated calls for President Bashar al-Assad to leave power.
The war in Syria, the refugee crisis and Russia's border-bending interference on Europe's eastern edge topped the agenda as senior officials gathered in Munich, Germany, for a high-profile annual security conference.
Officially, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and his Russian allies are at war against the Islamic State.
Poland will join the fight against Islamic State, its defense minister said on Wednesday, though he signaled that the scale of its involvement would depend on NATO's response to Russia's renewed assertiveness on the alliance's eastern flank.
Russia’s U.N. ambassador says Moscow has been holding “very important” discussions with the United States on a possible cease-fire in Syria and hopes a meeting of key nations in Munich on Thursday will pave the way for new peace talks.
A Western official said on Wednesday that Russia has made a proposal to begin a ceasefire in Syria on March 1, but the official said no agreement has been reached on the Russian offer.
British troops could be deployed along Russia’s border with eastern Europe, under Nato plans to deter an incursion by Moscow.
Stockholm is determined to facilitate the continuation of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program, says Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.
Suddenly, after four years of brutal civil war, Syria this week became even more of an uncontrollable military, diplomatic and humanitarian disaster.
The UK is to send five extra ships to the Baltic as part of a Nato buildup against Russia.
In a letter to the relatives of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash, Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia has called on them to demand transparency, objectivity and efficiency from the Dutch investigation into the tragedy, the TASS news agency reported Tuesday.
Russia's foreign minister says Moscow has presented Washington with new proposals for ending Syria's civil war.
Russian-backed offensives by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo province and elsewhere in the country over the past two weeks were aided by internationally banned cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch reported on Monday.
Tens of thousands of Syrians who were running for their lives piled up near the border crossing with Turkey here on Monday.
After five years of war, the doctor working in a Syrian border clinic thought he had seen everything. But with last week’s Russian bombing raids, there was still worse to come.
Forget Buckingham Palace and Big Ben -- London's newest bus tour shows visitors the palatial homes of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.
ANKARA, Turkey - As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe.