Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Friday for common sense in Macedonia after some protesters stormed a parliament in capital Skopje, injuring parliamentarians.
Nearly half of Britons back Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives, according to an opinion poll published Sunday. It's an encouraging sign for the Tories, who could be on course for a sweeping election victory.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron finished ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday to qualify alongside her for the runoff in France's presidential election, initial projections suggested.
While the Baltic states and Poland kept themselves busy receiving allied reinforcements in the framework of NATO‘s Enhanced Forward Presence, things have been heating up on the other side of the globe – on the Korean peninsula.
NATO is the "bulwark of international peace and security" but its European members "must pay what they owe," US President Donald Trump said alongside the political head of the military alliance.
An exclusive interview with Maksym Khylko, PhD, Chairman of the Board at the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation; Senior Research Fellow at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Several NATO Allies and European Union members came together in Helsinki on Tuesday (11 April 2017), formally agreeing to establish a European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in the Finnish capital. At a ceremony attended by Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, officials from NATO and the European Union welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the Centre, which will open later in 2017.
Germany has signaled support for the American military action - without explicitly backing it, calling the strikes "limited and targeted." But the opposition criticized the Trump administration's move.
The latest rejuvenation of the European defence project underscores more clearly than ever that EU member states will have to make not just financial but political sacrifices if they really want improved security.