In September, Russian voters will be able to directly elect some of their representatives to the national legislature – potentially allowing reformers to gain national office. Authorities are looking to stop that.
Though many feared an attack like the one on Brussels Tuesday, Europeans increasingly feel they can cope – and that a sense of solidarity, rather than harsh reaction, should govern their response to terror.
Europe has tightened security at airports, subways, borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system. At least 28 are reported dead, and dozens more injured.
A gunman linked to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks told Islamic State extremists he wanted to die as a suicide bomber. Instead, a police sniper killed him in a raid that led authorities to Europe's most wanted fugitive, Salah Abdeslam.