Weeks after being sentenced to eight years in a penal colony, opposition activist Roman Protasevich said he had received a pardon.
The rise of the Scandinavian equivalent of Pablo Escobar has tracked growing violence in Sweden. That has sparked an anti-immigration backlash.
NATO membership isn’t on the table for now, but the U.S. and European allies could provide Kyiv guarantees for weapons and advanced technology.
Greece’s governing center-right came first in national elections, as voters rewarded Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for recent economic performance.
The capture of the city would mark the only significant success of a monthslong Russian offensive that has severely depleted its military.
Ukraine sought to deplete the Russians—and prepare for a new offensive—by continuing to fight for the small city. But nine months of attrition warfare cost both sides dearly.
Cardinal Matteo Zuppi is considered a potential future pope.
Kyiv is training military recruits—among them an actor, lawyer and security guard—to take part in its imminent move on Russian forces.
A surveillance scandal has tarnished Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s standing as a liberal who vowed to repair Greece’s institutions.
Kyiv says the detention of the head of Ukraine’s Supreme Court is part of a Western-backed effort to target corruption.
The French leader seeks to counter U.S. subsidies and tax incentives that European officials fear are drawing green investment away from the continent.
Ukraine’s president vowed to reclaim his entire country while on his first visit to Germany since Russia attacked Ukraine last year.
A cluster of former Soviet republics has emerged as a transshipment hub for shipments of U.S. and European dual-use goods to Russia.
The pontiff has offered to serve as an intermediary, but his refusal to explicitly condemn Russia’s invasion has raised skepticism in Ukraine.
The nation’s economy nearly broke the euro last decade. Now it is one of the fastest-growing in Europe’s common-currency zone.
The Ukrainian government said its troops had advanced on Russian forces on the Bakhmut front as Kyiv seeks to turn the tide around the embattled city after months on the defensive.
China’s foreign minister is crisscrossing Europe this week, warning that European interests would be harmed by toeing the U.S.’s approach.
The bloc is looking to target firms believed to have provided Moscow electronic items that can be used for military purposes.
Italian beaches are public land, but they are managed by businesses that plant umbrellas and chairs in the sand and charge beachgoers to use them—a practice that has divided Italians for decades.
The evacuations are the latest step Russian officials have taken to consolidate their hold on occupied parts of Ukraine ahead of an expected Ukrainian offensive to retake lost territory.