Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, from June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports.
The number of countries impacted by terrorism hit an all-time high in 2016, and for the first time in seven years, the United States experienced a decline in peacefulness, according to new figures from the Global Peace Index. The report, which measures the level of conflict around the world, also shows that violence cost the global economy $14.3 trillion last year. Jesusemen Oni has more.