European sanctions on Russia over Ukraine have caused major traffic backups along the Latvian border. And truckers can feel the mounting tension between Russia and NATO members like Latvia.
Ukraine's culture minister declared victory in "the borsch war" as Russia also lays claim to the hearty beet soup. UNESCO says the invasion threatens Ukraine's borsch culture with "extreme urgency."
Here is how the history of NATO, Russia and Ukraine got so complicated.
The Pentagon said no final decision has been made, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wanted U.S. forces to be ready "just in case" of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Poroshenko was greeted by several thousand cheering supporters. Some carried banners reading "We need democracy," and "Stop repressions."
After some European countries blocked access to Belarusian airlines after officials arrested an opposition journalist on a commercial flight, NPR asks an expert about Putin's support for Belarus.
Speaking to NPR from Lithuania, the challenger to longtime President Alexander Lukashenko says "women understood that they are leaders" in the struggle.
The Belarusian president appears to regain the upper hand after mass demonstrations against his reelection in a vote that's been criticized by the U.S. and the European Union.