Over 200 Russian and foreign pundits, thinkers and politicians, including President Vladimir Putin, are due to meet next week in northwestern Russia to discuss the country’s role in the modern world.
Protests entering their third week in the Ukrainian capital looked set to gain new momentum Saturday as President Viktor Yanukovych committed his former Soviet nation to greater economic ties with Russia.
FIFA has brought forward three fixtures involving European teams at the Brazilian World Cup to avoid post-midnight kick-offs for fans back home, including the key Group H clash between Russia and Belgium.
Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has ended a 12-day hunger strike she staged in protest against Ukraine’s failure to sign a planned trade deal with the European Union, her daughter Yevhenia told reporters Friday.
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.