Europe is negotiating over whether to extend an arms embargo on weapons for Syria. EU member nations cannot agree. If no decision is reached, the current embargo will lapse.
Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron stressed the need for a "coordinated European solution" to migrant arrivals from the Mediterranean. They also voiced concern for the humanitarian situation in Syria.
The Russian president plans to bring along a group of Cossack singers to the big event. But the fact he was even invited has left many scratching their heads.
Italy was at loggerheads with EU states during a meeting it had hoped would solve its ongoing migration woes. Italy's prime minister said there will be consequences if the bloc doesn't help take in 150 migrants.
Bulgaria is dependent on Russian gas, but it is also a member of NATO and the European Union. Straddling the gap between Moscow and Brussels has put the country in a foreign policy quagmire.
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