Polls opened on Friday morning in the Far East regions of Kamchatka and Chukotka, which are nine hours ahead of Moscow. Voters will be able to cast ballots through Sunday.
"This brutal, unilateral, and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do," says FM Jean-Yves Le Drian, accusing US President Biden of stabbing Paris in back and acting like his predecessor Trump.
The 27-member bloc will set out a formal strategy to boost its presence in the region but Australia's decision to cancel submarine deal with France may complicate cooperation.
President Rumen Radev reappoints incumbent caretaker premier Stefan Yanev to lead interim administration until new government is formed.
Dominic Raab, under fire for going on holiday as the Taliban advanced on Kabul in August, has been demoted and replaced by Liz Truss, who brokered a series of deals since Britain's full exit.
Germany warns Mali's military rulers a deal with the notorious Wagner group would "call into question" its deployment in the West African country as part of UN and EU missions.
Hague special tribunal investigating allegations of atrocities committed by Kosovo pro-independence fighters opens its first case against a commander, Salih Mustafa, accused of torturing prisoners during the 1998-1999 conflict with Serbia.
The Orban government has spent $2.7 billion since 2010 to revive the sport in the country and appeal to his populist nationalist base.
Norway's centre-left opposition, headed by Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store, won the general election after a campaign dominated by climate change and the future of the country’s oil and gas exploration industry.
The far-right National Rally's Marine Le Pen and Paris's Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo launched their campaigns on Sunday to challenge Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential elections.
War-torn Afghanistan immediately needs at least $600 million to avert severe food shortage, which has been exacerbated by a drought, UN officials say.
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that the Military Emergency Unit has been deployed to help firefighters tackle the blaze, which has driven over 1,000 people from their homes in the mountainous Sierra Bermeja region.
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