Russia has promised a “tough response” to a U.S. order to shut the Russian Consulate in San Francisco.
In the 1950s, the US raced to dominate space - to launch objects, and people, into the unknown - hoping to show off its technological superiority. In 2016, they are preparing for a space war.
The European Union executive holds only limited leverage to stop ruling nationalists eroding the rule of law in Poland.
Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country.
Italy warned that the European Union must keep its doors open to eventual membership for Western Balkan countries.