Afghan official say dozens of people, including security personnel and civilians, have been freed from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand Province.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia "must be held accountable" for downing Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 over the war zone in eastern Ukraine.
U.S. prosecutors have arrested a Russian woman who cultivated ties with American conservative politicians and groups and charged her with acting as a covert agent for the Russian government.
France's embassy in Moscow says it is closing its trade mission in Russia because of worsening conditions imposed upon the service by the Russian government.
Fresh genetic tests on the bones of Russia's last tsar and his family have confirmed their authenticity, Russian investigators announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of their executions.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has dismissed the Taliban’s rejection of his offer of peace talks, suggesting that the militant group can still be persuaded to come to the negotiating table.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have begun a summit in Helsinki.