|Putin visits Kazakhstan after remarks cause alarm
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Kazakhstan to stress the need for close ties, a month after he caused alarm in the former Soviet republic by seeming to question its future as an independent state.
|Greece postpones sports events after fan death
Greece's government has ordered all domestic professional sporting matches to be called off for one week after a soccer fan died as a result of stadium violence.
|Hong Kong police defend handling of protests
Police in Hong Kong are defending their use of tear gas and other tactics to control the protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district.
|Israel says Palestinian leader doesn't want peace
Israel's foreign minister says Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas clearly doesn't want to make peace with Israel, calling his speech to world leaders last week "a message of hatred and incitement."
|UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana
The U.N. mission to combat Ebola is opening its headquarters in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the West African crisis.
|Mystery over N. Korean leader fuels health rumors
North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and overweight and mentions his "discomfort." What follows is a smorgasbord of media speculation about what's eating Kim Jong Un.
|US-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces
Activists say the U.S.-led coalition has carried out several airstrikes targeting Islamic State group positions in northern and eastern Syria.
|Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy protesters wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.
|Iran state TV: BBC tried to steal from 'archives'
Iranian state television has accused the BBC of trying to steal "artistic, historic and cultural documents" from government archives in the Islamic Republic.
|Hungary trying to ban meeting of extremist groups
The Hungarian government says it will try to ban a conference organized by the U.S.-based National Policy Institute, a group it describes as extremist and racist.