Europe

    Video Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe

    The United States is planning to quadruple military spending in Europe to $3.4 billion in 2017 

    Video As Refugees Perish, Greek Graveyards Fill

    Before burial at overflowing cemeteries, unidentified dead being swapped for DNA, in case some day relatives come to learn their fate 

    Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L) and Pope Francis embrace in Havana, Cuba, Feb. 12, 2016.

    Photogallery Pope Francis Meets with Head of Russian Orthodox Church

    Pope Francis, head of Russian Orthodox Church held their first-ever meeting Friday as part of effort to heal 1,000-year-old rift within Western and Eastern branches of Christianity 

    FILE - Russian lawyer and blogger Alexei Navalny attends a rally in Moscow, Oct. 22, 2011.

    Russian Opposition Leader Sues Putin for Conflict of Interest

    Alexei Navalny tells VOA in exclusive interview why transfer of $2 billion from country’s wealth fund to company with ties to President Putin’s son-in-law triggered lawsuit 

    FILE - Kosovo's Skender Hyseni, who at the time was his country's foreign minister, speaks at a news conference during a visit to Tirana, Albania, April 19, 2010.

    Kosovo Minister: Foreign Fighter Phenomenon's Roots Not Only Socioeconomic

    Skender Hyseni says ideology, indoctrination, attraction to adventure are other factors motivating youths to join IS, and they must be targeted by a countermessage 



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    Video Syria Cease-fire Deal Draws Skepticism as Russian Airstrikes Continue

    World powers meeting in Munich have agreed on a partial cease-fire in Syria, to begin in one week’s time. But many observers are skeptical and warn that Syrian regime forces backed by Russia and Iran could exploit the deal. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from London.