Raul Castro was re-elected as Cuba's president Sunday, officially to his last five-year term, with a new regime number two, Council of State Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, official media said.
Leaders of the emerging world met in India on Thursday to discuss creating a new development bank, at a summit in which the bloc will seek to convert its economic might into collective diplomatic clout.
Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Russia's presidential elections, returning for a third term after spending the last four years as the country's PM. Exit polls and preliminary results gave him about 60% of the vote.
The World Trade Organization admitted Russia as its newest member on Friday, giving a boost to its biggest trading partner, the European Union.
United States President Barrack Obama pledged on Tuesday to help Russia investigate the deadly terrorist attack on Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, the Kremlin said.
A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and injured a further 60, many seriously, at Russia's biggest airport in an attack that bore the hallmarks of militants fighting for an Islamist state in the north Caucasus region.