The street outside the Russian embassy in Washington DC has been renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza, after a prominent Putin critic who was gunned down in Moscow three years ago.
A ceremony to rename the square in honor of the Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov followed a similar move in Washington. Vilnius' mayor thanked Russians who had supported Lithuania in its fight for independence.
With deposits in Europe dwindling and efforts to reduce reliance on Russia, an untapped gas field off the island of Cyprus has gained attention. But political tension in the region may frustrate the controversial drill.
Saudi Arabia is reportedly examining what could happen if it left the 15-country oil cartel OPEC and became a cartel all on its own. The news comes amid increased political pressure from the US, a rival oil producer.
UK officials have launched a criminal investigation into a prominent backer of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union. Arron Banks has been accused of siphoning Russian cash into the election effort.
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