Russia and Israel signed a deal on Thursday on mutual visa-free travel, as part of the Russian foreign minister's visit to the country.
The U.S president said he hoped an agreement could be reached between Russia and the United States on Washington's missile defense plans for Central Europe.
Lawmakers in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia signed a statement on Thursday accusing Tblisi of military aggression, and warning that war could break out in the Caucasus.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday he wants better ties with the European Union, but cannot accept the bloc's unquestioning obedience to the United States.
A decision to permit U.S. arms deliveries to Kosovo is "another profoundly mistaken step" by Washington, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said on Thursday.
Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah failed at Yemeni-brokered talks on Thursday to overcome their differences, but agreed to start dialogue in early April, Al Arabiya television station reported.
Russia may allow its land and airspace to be used as a transit route for NATO-led counter-terrorism operation supplies to Afghanistan, a senior defense official said on Thursday.
Belarus's Foreign Ministry has advised the U.S. to halve the number of its diplomats in Minsk, ministry spokesman Andrei Popov said Thursday.
PepsiCo and the Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) are to jointly acquire a 75.5% stake in the Russian Lebedyansky juice company for $1.4 billion, the company said on its website on Thursday. v
The Ukrainian Army fired Grad rockets on Sunday evening into the southeastern city of Horlivka, a local militia representative told RIA Novosti.
Russian border guards has again opened a humanitarian corridor for the Ukrainian side to transport their injured and killed troops, a representative of the Russian Border Guard Service in the Rostov Region Vasily Malaev told RIA Novosti Sunday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is not thinking that Russia should be denied the right to host the World Cup in 2018, as previously stated by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the Guardian magazine reported.
Moscow has expressed hope that Western governments will uphold freedom of speech and avoid censoring media coverage of the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.