Father's Day gifts: Thanks for the conversations, Dad. A son recalls his newspaper-reporter father's ability to strike up conversations and create bridges of humanity with unlikely people in unlikely places – from poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko to a jobless steelworker.
The summit is intended to allow EU leaders to reacquaint themselves with President Vladimir Putin, but they are expected to lean on him to take a stronger stand on Syria.
As the second presidential inauguration of Vladimir Putin approaches, a former correspondent who once worked for him looks at the world view of the Russian iron man. His theory: The president is feeling dissed by the West and believes it conspires to "destroy" Russia.