ONITSHA, Nigeria Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia, the West African nation's maritime agency said on Sunday.
SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing and postponed joint military talks in protest against a U.S. decision to sanction a Chinese military agency and its director for buying Russian fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system.
WASHINGTON The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video
KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that there was a risk of international sanctions on Russia being softened.
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Wednesday about the deal reached between Turkey and Russia on the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, the Kremlin said.
KIEV A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev's Maidan square helped bring down a president.
SKOPJE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union.
MOSCOW Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to try to murder a former spy said on Thursday that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral. | Video
KIEV Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who oversaw the entry of Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation on suspicion of illegal enrichment, anti-graft officials said on Thursday, but he denied any wrongdoing.
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Thursday kept up their push for the Trump administration to push back harder against Russia's "nefarious activities," even as top economic officials pledged to take a hard line on Moscow's election meddling and the poisoning of its own citizens in Britain.
UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.