The CIA pulls officers out of China, Australia is criticised for its "abhorrent" treatment of asylum seekers, George R. R. Martin gets cryptic about a Game of Thrones movie, and more.
You only get out what you Putin.
Yet more Clinton email revelations, Thailand's great firewall, another load of Cosby allegations, a new 'X-Files' trailer, and more.
Sure, we'd all like to see Putin take on the Islamic State in a steel cage—but we asked an expert what he wants, realistically.
In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly in more than a decade, the Russian president proposed an anti-ISIS alliance "similar to the anti-Hitler" coalition.
Wouldn't it be hilarious if Putin had a change of heart about LGBT rights?
The region has lagged behind Western Europe when it comes to gay rights thanks to its reactionary nationalist movements and Russia's outwardly homophobic regime.
Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade now supports restricting the import of Western-made rubbers, which health officials say will promote "discipline" and make Russians more "selective in their choice of partners."
This isn't the only recent example of Russian groups destroying art in the name of religion.
I embedded with a British fighter, Chris "Swampy" Garrett, as his regiment fought separatists in eastern Ukraine.
VICE News spent time with Right Sector soldiers at their positions outside the strategically important factory town of Avdiivka, just a few miles north of Donetsk International Airport.
Since 1985, a literally underground movie theater has hosted an annual summer retrospective of the legendary Soviet auteur's time-bending films.
The country's social conservatives say abortion must be abolished to increase the birth rate, but really they want to take control of women's basic biological functions.
VICE Germany headed to Poland to see how the country is prepared to defend itself from invasion with a homegrown paramilitary resistance.
Ihor spent four months playing piano for the Russian separatists who held him prisoner.
St Petersburg's Homoto say they're more about helping people hook up than politics, but it's hard to ignore their country's anti-LGBT legislation and all the homophobic, ultra-nationalist motorbike clubs who want them dead.
Photographer Olga Kravets documents modern life in Chechyna, a federal state of Russia, where Turkish-built skyscrapers tower over citizens and the government tortures young men if they show any sign of dissent.
Heroin is like Aladdin's lamp: it will make you think that your wishes are coming true, that you are in control of your life.
An interview with an inmate who says that when the pro-Russian separatists took over his prison camp, they brutalized and shot inmates while forcing them to work longer hours.
But they may have just plagiarized the design from a French anti-gay group.
Irina Rozovsky makes photographs of people and places, transforming external landscapes into interior states.
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The idea is to get kids to stop taking selfies with loaded guns and in front of oncoming trains.
We talked to author and security analyst Peter Singer about why the next war will be so much scarier than past ones, and whether there's anything we can do about it.