The Russian president is presenting himself on the world stage as the father of conservative values, an ideal that doesn’t just appeal to his electorate but perhaps other world powers, too.
Von der Leyen will address the 751-member European Parliament at 0700 GMT, to be followed by a debate and a secret ballot at 1600 GMT.
Simona Halep won the Wimbledon final after two sets (6:2, 6:2) against Serena Williams. It is her second Grand Slam victory and the first in Wimbledon.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has moved to tighten his grip on educational establishments as he attempts to combat proponents of so-called liberalism.
President Putin's reaction came shortly after the Russian Parliament unanimously backed a resolution urging the government to draw up sanctions on Georgia.
While this year marks the 155th anniversary of the Circassian genocide, there is a vibrant and growing cultural movement in historical Circassia and the diaspora.
Experts think that the excesses of globalisation have created an identity crisis across the world, facilitating the rise of nationalist movements.
Russia's defence ministry said at least 14 sailors were killed by toxic fumes from the blaze on a naval research submersible but did not specify how many crew members were aboard.
Russia's Emergency Ministry's regional branch initially said that 17 people were missing, but later announced that four of them were found and rescued. The search for the remaining 13 is ongoing.
Fears of Russian expansion are driving military spending among former Soviet-bloc states.
Ahmed H, a Syrian imprisoned in Hungary since 2015, hopes Greek Cyprus will allow his return as a resident, with rights groups pressuring the government to decide.
The opposition failed to reach the 101 votes needed in the 200-member parliament to topple the cabinet, with 85 lawmakers voting no confidence in the cabinet, and 85 voting against.
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