The measures targeting Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential elections in the bill are combined with sanctions against North Korea and Iran.
Russia remains the biggest supplier of coal to Ukraine, despite the conflict between the two countries, accounting for about 80% of imports.
Turkish president’s fresh outburst towards the West and appetite for Russian defence hardware poses the question of whether Ankara might accelerate a political realignment.
Baku sends forces to participate in armed forces challenges in Russia, Kazakhstan and China against a backdrop of renewed clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Global mining group signs memorandum with Belgrade on project to develop world-class deposits of lithium-borate in Serbia’s Loznica, as growing use of electric cars pushes up demand for lithium.
Reporters, editors, columnists and cartoonists accused of using “assymetric war methods” against Erdogan say they were arrested for asking the “wrong” questions.
Further strong words from the German finance minister as Ankara shows signs of nervousness that Berlin’s new approach to Turkey could have significant economic consequences.
The EU has reportedly backed off and loosened restrictions on access of Russia’s Gazprom to the OPAL pipeline, which will allow the energy giant to send more gas to European clients via its Nord Stream pipeline.
Ukrainian law enforcement agencies raided the offices of Motor Sich, the leading producer of aircraft and helicopter engines in the CIS, and discovered $500,000 in cash. The Prosecutor General’s Office has opened several criminal cases.
Polish President Andrzej Duda surprised as he announced he will veto two out of three controversial bills aimed at reforming the judiciary. But that's unlikely to prove the end of the story.
The European Commission has threatened to refer Bulgaria to the EU Court of Justice unless it allows foreign citizens to purchase Bulgarian agricultural land without any restrictions.
Long-standing disagreements between leaders of rival Bosniak parties bring down multi-ethnic coalition, spelling further uncertainty for Bosnia.
Ankara government attempts to put brake on rapidly worsening tensions but Germany's Schaeuble aggravates Erdogan with comparison to the old communist East Germany.
The backsliding amongst Ukraine’s international partners to cut the government some slack ahead of presidential elections continues, with the IMF confirming rumours that it will not insist land reforms are made before it releases its next aid tranche
Central bank says international accounting firm failed to highlight credit risk exposure of the country’s largest lender.
Corpbank was Bulgaria's fourth largest lender until a bank run in 2014 deprived it of liquidity, and a later audit revealed a capital hole of almost €2bn.
Deputy PM Mehmet Simsek, a favourite with investors, keeps his place as economic management team retained, but no major surprises in country entering second year of state of emergency.
Donald Tusk warns that bill "will ruin the already dented reputation of Polish democracy" as Commission considers unprecedented move to strip Warsaw of EU voting rights.
Germany's foreign minister and business chambers respond to latest detentions with statements that will worry Turkey's already struggling tourism industry and unsettled investment enviroment.
Opposition politicians believe the new law will prevent them from gaining parliament seats in future elections.