The EU has quietly announced that it will restart negotiations with Russia despite the fact the Russian troops remain on Georgain soil. Their removal was one of the stipulated conditions for talks. Has the EU failed Georgia?
The US navy has denied that sending a warship to the Caribbean on a medical mission is linked to planned Russian naval exercises with Venezuela. The ship's captain insisted his focus is "only humanitarian assistance".
The Russian president's reassurances came after talks between gas giants Russia, Iran and Qatar in Doha, which had led to accusations of an OPEC-style cartel and heightened fears that gas prices could keep rising.
The Middle East "Quartet" - the US, EU, Russia, and the UN - have called for "continuing of the peace process in the framework of Annapolis," referring to a US-hosted peace conference held in that city.
At least 20 people have died after an accident on a Russian nuclear-powered submarine during routine testing. A naval spokesman said the problem resulted from the "unsanctioned functioning" of the vessel's fire extinguishing system.
Moammar Gaddafi's tour of the former Soviet states was a real landmark. He hadn't been to Moscow since the Soviet Union in the 1990s. The Libyan leader wants to make sure there's a power balance between the United States and Russia.
Leading emerging economies say the financial system must be restructured to take into account their combined economic strength, which is expected to surpass that of the world's richest nations in coming decades.