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August 9, 2016, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

Russian president Vladimir Putin has agreed to work toward restoring full relations with Turkey, but said rebuilding trade ties will be time consuming. “Ahead of us lies painstaking work to […]

Russian state media feeds Euroskepticism, raises Brexit concerns

June 23, 2016, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

Russian state media often act as cheerleaders for disunity and dysfunction within the European Union and tout Europe’s supposed moral decline and fa ...

Russians extremely disappointed over Olympics ban

June 18, 2016, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

Russia’s track and field team has been banned from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The global body that governs track and field competition ...

Balkans look to Nato as Russia’s influence wanes

June 16, 2016, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

As NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels discuss efforts to deter Russian aggression, rising tensions not seen since the Cold War will be on the ...

  • Analysts: Ukraine government shake-up raises hopes, concerns
    April 13, 2016, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

    The resignation of Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, made official Tuesday, raises hopes for ending a political crisis that has delayed Western financial support and led many to question […]

  • Russia bristles at Nato expansion in Eastern Europe
    February 12, 2016, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is to meet with the head of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, Friday at a security conference in Munich after the Western military alliance and the United […]