In Kazakhstan, trials are held over the former top manager of BTA Bank Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov. He is suspected of embezzlement from the bank as part of a criminal group led by Mukhtar Ablyazov. The total damage to the bank exceeds $ 12 billion.
Opposition and anti-NATO groups in Montenegro have announced mass protests on Friday, when parliament is due to meet in the old royal capital to ratify the membership protocol.
British Telecom (BT.L) has filed a criminal complaint with Italian prosecutors over an accounting scandal at its Italian unit and has handed them computer records and also dispatched its head of compliance to Milan to give evidence.
US President will now reportedly prioritise EU trade deal over post-Brexit agreement with Britain.
Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.
Kazakhstan began the transition from presidential to presidential-parliamentary form of government. The constitutional reform, designed to strengthen the powers of parliament and government by reducing the powers of the president, takes place in a country in a peaceful atmosphere and with the full support of the population. As an example, we can cite the example of Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, where the delegation of presidential powers to the parliament took place in a revolutionary way and with human sacrifices.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will be commissioned in late June 2017, Ahmet Arslan, Turkish minister of transport, maritime and communication, said while observing the railway construction in the Kars Province.
Sixty years ago, in Rome, France stood side by side with its neighbours to establish the European Economic Community in what was one of the most significant steps forward for the European project. Sixty years later, France is playing host to what many believe to be an existential vote on the European Union, causing understandable anxiety amongst other member states.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Friday for common sense in Macedonia after some protesters stormed a parliament in capital Skopje, injuring parliamentarians.