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January 12, 2016, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

Europe’s immigration crisis has taken a new turn after reports that New Year’s attacks on women in Cologne and other cities were organized by immigrant groups. Swedish authorities now have […]

Turkey’s PM resigns, will try to form coalition

June 10, 2015, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has handed his formal resignation to the president after Turkey’s ruling party lost its parliamentary maj ...

Bosnia-Herzegovina prepares for Pope’s visit

June 4, 2015, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

Bosnia-Herzegovina is finalizing preparations for the visit of Pope Francis to the capital, Sarajevo, on June 6 and 7. About 60,000 people are expecte ...

Italy, Greece straining under influx of migrants

April 17, 2015, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

Conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and other parts of the world are creating waves of refuges, ready to risk their lives to escape mis ...

  • Unrest, shortages mark anniversary of Ukraine protests
    February 20, 2015, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

    Ukrainians are marking the first anniversary of Kyiv protests that led to the ouster of a pro-Russian president and subsequent fighting in Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east. After more than 5,600 deaths […]

  • Ukraine’s Poroshenko negotiates with Russia
    June 10, 2014, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

    Ukraine’s new president is negotiating with Russia to try to end the violence in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists refuse to relinquish their positions. The United States is urging Moscow […]

  • Crimean winery hopes to benefit from Russian annexation
    April 2, 2014, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

    Many Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation in the hope of improving their well-being. Ukraine’s crumbling economy has hurt businesses throughout the country, while Russia has accumulated considerable wealth […]

  • Crimea’s referendum spurs ethnic tensions in Ukraine
    March 11, 2014, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

    With only days to go before the referendum on the future of Ukraine’s Crimea region is held, all eyes are on the peninsula where a Russian-speaking majority is likely to […]