Western countries have demanded that Russia put pressure on Ukrainian rebels to allow full access to the site of Thursday's Malaysia Airlines crash.
Iraqi government forces are continuing an offensive to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels.
Britain has decided to reopen its embassy in Tehran after pulling out of Iran three years ago.
The EU elections have kicked off with British and Dutch voters the first to cast their ballots. Voting will be taking place in each of the 28 member states between Thursday and Sunday.
A curfew has begun across Thailand after the army announced it had taken control and suspended the constitution following months of political turmoil.
A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada has said he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.