The year-long Kosovo War — the final in a series of Balkan wars in the 1990s — has left in its wake simmering ethnic tensions and complexities. In this first in a series of reports, Jamie Dettmer has the story of a Serbian Orthodox church that is a flashpoint for the region's lingering tensions.
Europe this month marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought World War One to an end. Now, a conclusion to World War Two may be finally in sight - if Russian President Vladimir Putin gets his way. The Russian leader has an initiative to sign a final peace treaty with Japan — and resolve a Soviet-era dispute over the fate of several small islands in Russia’s Far East. Charles Maynes traveled to the region and has this report.
Interpol, the body that coordinates police forces across the globe, is in danger of being politicized by Russia, say prominent Kremlin critics. A senior Russian police official is one of only two candidates put forward for the role of president of the organization in a vote scheduled Wednesday in Dubai. Opponents say the Kremlin is abusing Interpol's arrest warrants to pursue political enemies, as Henry Ridgwell reports from London.