The European Union says some Western Balkan countries could be ready to join the bloc in just seven years. While warning such a step would require reforms on a huge scale, the European Union said it would nevertheless work towards bringing the Balkan region into its fold, after years of stop-start progress. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
The death toll in the conflict between the Turkish military and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria continues to rise. VOA’s Heather Murdock has this report from the Turkish-Syria border region where she met with families of victims, some of whom are refugees who thought they would be safe in the border region after fleeing Syria’s civil war.