VILNIUS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Vilnius on Friday that the European Union would maintain its sanctions against Russia until progress had been made in implementing the Minsk agreement on resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a second EU referendum, criticising the government's handling of Brexit negotiations with the EU.
Poland is a strategic and important partner, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday after meeting his Polish counterpart in Vilnius.
Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia have discussed a new agreement in military sphere.
Kazakhstan human rights activists held a "round table" on the topic: "The experience of the implication of international norms, the introduction of the National Preventive Mechanism, public observational commissions and other initiatives to combat torture and inhuman treatment"
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki and has discussed bilateral relations, strategic transport and energy projects, education and other matters of importance.
Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia.
Polish and German experts were on Thursday set to discuss the sensitive topic of war reparations at a conference in Warsaw, according to a report.
The presidents of Kosovo and Serbia have floated the idea of a land swap to settle their disputes. The proposal, involving the predominantly Serb northern Kosovo and Preševo Valley in southern Serbia, has been welcomed by some and criticised by others for fear it might create further instability in the Balkans.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Azerbaijan in mid-September, the Turkish media reported.