Europe

FILE - Signage is seen on the headquarters building of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), with the United States, RFE/RL and the Czech Republic's flags fluttering in the foreground, in Prague. (Jan Rambousek - RFE/RL)
The law, which applies to non-governmental political organizations and media receiving foreign funding, has been widely criticized as aiming to discredit critical reporting and dissent
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 12:09 PM
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias hold a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, April 15, 2021. (Turkish Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters)
Two countries, both NATO allies, have been trying to ease tensions, but any outlook of improved relations now looks bleak
Anthee Carassava
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:31 AM
US Slaps Tough Sanctions on Russia for Election Meddling
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The Biden administration on Thursday imposed tough sanctions targeting the Russian economy to punish the Kremlin for the SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign against the United States and efforts to influence the 2020 presidential election. White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has the story.
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:02 PM
Stevan Dojcinovic, editor-in-chief of KRIK, is interviewed in Washington. (Credit: VOA Serbian)
In Q&A, head of investigative Serbian outlet KRIK says President Vucic needs to do more to end smear campaigns, harassment and spread of false news
Milan Nesic
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:16 PM
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 15, 2021…
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Action taken by the Biden administration includes expelling 10 Russian suspected spies  
Steve Herman
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 06:49 PM
A Ukrainian serviceman walks along a trench at a position on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near Gorlivka,…
The commander of US military forces in Europe says the Russian buildup is concerning, but threat may be waning
Jeff Seldin
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 06:04 PM
FILE - NATO soldiers inspect near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 25, 2020.
Britain, which has 750 troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO mission to train Afghan forces, confirms it would begin withdrawing from country next month
Henry Ridgwell
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 03:37 PM
US Allies Confirm Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
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NATO confirms all troops to be drawn down over coming months, as US withdrawal signals end of 20-year mission
Henry Ridgwell
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 03:28 PM
A man wearing a T-shirt with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the Basmanny district court during a hearing…
Russia’s universities the latest political battleground   
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 02:19 PM
Notre Dame cathedral under reconstruction is pictured on the second anniversary of its blaze, Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Paris…
In the hours after the blaze, Macron told a distraught nation that the cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, would be restored and later promised it would be reopened to worshippers by 2024
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 02:02 PM
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba give a press conference in Brussels,…
Biden team is encountering some of the same headwinds that contributed to the straining of Euro-Atlantic ties, first during Barack Obama’s tenure and then to a much greater degree under Trump
Jamie Dettmer
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:21 PM
FILE - A woman receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaccine.
Regional director credits vaccine for targeting age group
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:31 AM
Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan (C) waves to his daughter Senem Altan (R) as he is detained on November 12, 2019, at Kadikoy…
The 71-year-old Altan has been in prison in western Istanbul since September 2016, on charges related to an attempted coup in July 2016
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:01 AM
Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party run to cover amid water jet during a protest against the arrest of their leader in Lahore, Pakistan, April 13, 2021.
Move follows violent protests by activists of radical Islamist party, which has been demanding that Islamabad expel French ambassador over publishing of anti-Islam cartoons in France
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:13 AM
COVID Could Bring Hope for Spain’s 'Forgotten Territories'
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The pandemic and changing demographics are enabling the repopulation of Spanish rural areas – among the emptiest regions of Europe
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:59 AM