A year after 298 people died when Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine allegedly shot down a Malaysian passenger jet on July 17, 2014, the tragic incident still hangs over the ongoing conflict. VOA's Al Pessin reports from London.
When Greek and other European leaders came to the 17th hour of their all-night talks that culminated in an agreement Monday morning, their immediate concerns were economic. But experts say there were also serious strategic issues driving them toward the accord. VOA's Al Pessin reports from London.
The head of the United Nations cultural organization says the loss of ancient artifacts destroyed by militants in Iraq and Syria has long-term implications for security and peace in the region. The official spoke in London, and VOA's Al Pessin reports.
More than two years of negotiations on the future of Iran's nuclear program, and international economic sanctions, face a deadline next Tuesday, with the two sides still reported to be far apart on several key issues. VOA's Al Pessin previews the talks from London.