Third of Russians are spies - Lithuania

Lithuania has claimed that at roughly a third of Russian diplomats in the state were working for spy agencies.

Nigeria elections generally credible

Voting in Nigeria's general election was broadly credible despite widespread logistical challenges, domestic and foreign observers said.

Man jailed in China for growing beard

A six-year prison sentence reportedly given to a man in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region for growing a beard was slammed as "absurd".

Ex-Israeli PM found guilty of graft

A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.