With the prevalence of HIV at almost 1%, Russia has one of the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world, according to the UN. In Moscow, 20.4% more new infections were detected in 2017 than in 2016.
During the first six months of 2018, the United Nations documented the highest number of civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan.
Approval of U.S. leadership fell sharply in NATO countries in 2017. Portugal showed a 51% decrease compared to 2016.
Here are some interesting numbers on the summit that brings together representatives from 49 countries, plus the EU, UN, and World Bank.
From treaties limiting nuclear weapons to the Helsinki Accords, U.S. – Russia summits have earned quite the legacy.
Among the European nations surveyed, Serbians are the most concerned about divisions in their society.
From 2015 to 2018, 10 countries experienced a decrease in civil liberties -- while seven experienced an increase -- according to Freedom House's Freedom Of The World report.
Russia, one of the world’s top military spenders, reduced its defense budget by 20 percent in 2016-17 to $55.3 billion. Here's how it compares to NATO's European members.
According to a new report by the U.S. State Department, Belarus, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan remain among the worst offenders when it comes providing protection against human trafficking and forced labor.
Cannabis is the most commonly used narcotic according to the United Nations. Law enforcement agencies around the world seized more than 6,000 tons of the drug in 2016 alone.
Europeans generally have negative attitudes toward Roma, members of an ethnic group that lives on the margins of society who are frequently the victim of discrimination, prejudice, and hate -- as seen in recent attacks on their settlements in Ukraine.
On June 26, 2018, the Netherlands became the latest European country to approve a partial ban on face coverings. Here are other European countries that have, to some extent, banned face veils as well.