VKontakte founder and CEO Pavel Durov says he was fired over his resistance to Moscow's efforts to monitor and control access to the popular social media platform.
Pristina's mayor, Shpend Ahmeti, has earned plaudits – and death threats – by investigating corruption, making hiring transparent, and even selling the posh mayoral car.
A policy to remove apostrophes from signs in the learned English town has touched off a firestorm – and sent vigilante grammarians into the streets with markers in hand.
Since the Berlin Wall fell, the west has transferred some $1.8 trillion eastward – and counting. Many in other struggling regions think it's time to reconsider.
Putin fielded this question at his annual telethon, along with other more serious queries about the crisis in Ukraine and – asked by Edward Snowden – Russia's domestic spying.
Talks on Ukraine start tomorrow in Geneva. The US and EU have cited Russian agitation as the source of the unrest, but Moscow says the West has misjudged matters from the start.
Since the political uprising in Kiev, pro-Russian forces in Ukraine have adopted the colors of St. George's ribbon, a potent symbol of Russian imperial might and Soviet-era bravery and glory.
Artur Debski, a sitting member of the Polish parliament, has been looking for jobs, sleeping on floors, and trying to make ends meet in one of the top destinations for Polish emigrants.
To identify a rapist, police have asked more than 500 men and boys at a school to give DNA evidence. So far, the French public seem supportive.
A month after voting to join Russia, Crimeans are struggling with currency woes, a logjammed legal system, and a moribund tourist industry.
Ukraine's interior ministry said a soldier died after a firefight with pro-Russian paramilitaries, a day after the seizure of several police stations. NATO says Russian troops are massing on the border.
The First World War occupies a singular place in Britain's identity and imagination, in part because the precise reasons for the conflict are still so hard to fathom.
The company's 'whites only' Facebook ad made headlines this week in the Netherlands, which has seen a rise in overt racism and xenophobia in recent years.
US secret services are actively 'hunting' and jailing Russians in revenge for the annexation of Crimea – or so a warning by the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
Madrid is trying to end Spain's universal jurisdiction law, which proponents say has helped human rights victims find justice – but has also caused major diplomatic headaches.
Russian forces rely on Ukrainian engines, weapons, and aircraft – and Kiev, fearing invasion, is considering pulling the plug on its supplies.
This week's outpouring of pro-Russian sentiment in eastern Ukraine was long in the making, despite the apparent calm there after Crimea's annexation.
Alarmed by events in Ukraine, Russia's parliament is drafting laws that will let police come down harder and faster on any activities or speech they deem defiant.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls passed his first vote of confidence yesterday and won press plaudits. But the challenge of revitalizing Hollande's unpopular policies is daunting.
The demonstrations in Donetsk bear similarities to Kiev's 'EuroMaidan' protests, though the depth of local support for the protesters remains unclear.