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War Surges Norway’s Oil, Gas Profit. Now, It’s Urged to Help

War Surges Norway’s Oil, Gas Profit. Now, It’s Urged to Help

Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway’s oil...

Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 28

Latest Developments in Ukraine: May 28

For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flashpoint Ukraine. The latest developments in the conflict between Russia and...

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Powerful Vatican Prelate, Dies at 94

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Powerful Vatican Prelate, Dies at 94

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican’s No. 2 official but whose legacy was...

Fleeing the Russians: Evacuations are Slow, Arduous, Fraught

Fleeing the Russians: Evacuations are Slow, Arduous, Fraught

To a threatening soundtrack of air raid sirens and booming artillery, civilians are fleeing towns and cities in eastern Ukraine...

Ukrainian Negotiator Says Any Agreement With Russia ‘Isn’t Worth a Broken Penny’

Ukrainian Negotiator Says Any Agreement With Russia ‘Isn’t Worth a Broken Penny’

Ukrainian presidential adviser and peace talks negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said on Saturday that any agreement with Russia cannot be trusted...

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Unites Europe, US Ambassador Says  

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Unites Europe, US Ambassador Says  

In early May, VOA Eastern Europe bureau chief Myroslava Gongadze spoke with Mark Brzezinski, the U.S. ambassador to Poland. This...

Envoy Talks About Ukraine, the War and its Postwar Future

Envoy Talks About Ukraine, the War and its Postwar Future

In mid-May, VOA Eastern Europe bureau chief Myroslava Gongadze spoke with Alexandra Vasylenko, special envoy on coordination of humanitarian assistance...

Turkey Shows Off Drones at Azerbaijan Air Show

Turkey Shows Off Drones at Azerbaijan Air Show

Looping in the air at lightning speed, Turkish drones like those used against Russian forces in Ukraine draw cheers from...

Anticipated Foreign Fighter Flow to Ukraine Likely Just a Trickle

Anticipated Foreign Fighter Flow to Ukraine Likely Just a Trickle

For thousands of people around the world, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February served as a rallying cry, spurring many...

US Talking With Ukraine About Delivering More Powerful Rocket  

US Talking With Ukraine About Delivering More Powerful Rocket  

U.S. military officials acknowledge they have spoken to Ukrainian officials repeatedly about Kyiv’s requests for newer, more advanced weapons that...

Despite Losing Leg in Mariupol, Fighter Eyes Return to Ukraine Frontline

Despite Losing Leg in Mariupol, Fighter Eyes Return to Ukraine Frontline

In a small orthopedic clinic in Kyiv, Daviti Suleimanishvili listens as doctors describe various prostheses that could replace his left...

UK’s Dunblane Grieves for Uvalde, Fears Nothing Will Change 

UK’s Dunblane Grieves for Uvalde, Fears Nothing Will Change 

When Mick North’s 5-year-old daughter was gunned down at her school, he vowed through his grief that it must never...