Russia's military has begun holding drills to ready its latest generation of military helicopters, used in its restive North Caucasus, to increase security at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Former Beatles member Paul McCartney on Wednesday (May 22) wrote a letter to Russian authorities in support of the jailed members of the anti-Putin punk rock group Pussy Riot.
An 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber who has had four heart surgeries reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday (May 23), becoming the oldest person to conquer the world's highest mountain.
Ford said on Thursday (May 23) it is closing its two Australian motor plants and will cease production in the country in October 2016 after losing $585 million (£389 million) over the last five years..
An FBI agent shot and killed a Florida man who turned violent while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings early on Wednesday (May 22), the bureau said.