The pro-EU center-right party of former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is projected to win a plurality of 32 percent in Bulgarian elections, with the pro-Russia party conceding defeat at 28 percent. Will the winner be able to form a ruling coalition?
It's no surprise that Vladimir Putin was re-elected as Russian president. The outcome of this bogus election was preordained. DW's Ingo Mannteufel comments on the consequences for Russia and the West.
World leaders are weighing in with praise as well as harsh criticism for Putin's re-election victory in Russia. Officials say the president garnered almost 77 percent of the vote, with an estimated turnout of 67 percent.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a renewed push for peace in Ukraine as conflicting sides fail to live up to the Minsk agreements. The optimistic tone comes as the EU renewed sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
Fresh off an electoral victory, the Russian president has dismissed allegations that Moscow poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the UK. The EU has called on Moscow to provide "complete disclosure" of its Novichok program.
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