Kristaps Porzingis is a smash hit as a high-flying rookie for the New York Knicks. But it wasn't too long ago that he was mercilessly booed by Knicks' fans on draft night.
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.
Sweden and Finland may be getting closer to joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as Russia continues its aggressive posturing in the Baltic Sea.
VICE News Meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier)
In this excerpt from 'The Russians Are Coming: NATO's Frontier,' VICE News travels to Poland to speak with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Russian threats in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.
A report published today cautions that ramped-up military exercises on both sides have contributed to "a climate of mistrust" — and "some quite close encounters between the NATO and Russian militaries."
In this extra scene, VICE News travels to the Netherlands to see how NATO forces are boosting their rapid reaction capabilities in Europe.
VICE News traveled to Poland to see how the country, and its NATO allies, are bracing for a possible Russian attack.
Russia's prosecutor-general is reviewing the sovereignty of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania after lawmakers said the three tiny countries were illegally granted independence when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s.
Russia will have no option but to build up its own military power on the Western front if reports that the US plans to store heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe are true, says an official.