All posts by VOANews

  • EU court criticises Russian ‘gay propaganda law’
    June 21, 2017, by VOANews

    The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday criticized a Russian law banning homosexual “propaganda.” The law, which effectively bans most public mentions of homosexuality, was introduced at regional levels […]

  • EU re-elects Donald Tusk as President
    March 9, 2017, by VOANews

    European Union leaders on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Donald Tusk president of the bloc. Tusk’s home country of Poland was the only one of the 28 member states to […]

  • Hungary approves detention for all asylum seekers
    March 7, 2017, by VOANews

    Hungary’s parliament has approved a new law calling for all asylum seekers to be detained in camps along the country’s southern border while their applications are being processed. Under the […]

  • Romanian PM calls for repeal of corruption decree
    February 5, 2017, by VOANews

    Following widespread demonstrations across Romania, the country’s prime minister called Saturday for the repeal of a decree decriminalizing official misconduct. “Tomorrow [Sunday], we will hold a government [cabinet] meeting to ...

  • Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in shooting
    December 19, 2016, by VOANews

    The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot and killed in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed Andrei Karlov had died of his wounds. […]