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A US Marine photographer shot these beautiful portraits of troops overseas

The US Marines posed during training exercises in Romania, and while stationed at Camp Beuhring in Kuwait.
US Air Force F-15C Eagles, F-22 Raptors, and Romanian F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation over Bucharest, Romania, August 20, 2018.

The US Air Force is spending big to upgrade bases near Russia and testing out a ‘base in a box’ to make it easier

The Pentagon and partner militaries in Europe have focused on increasing their presence in Eastern Europe and boosting deterrence. Now the US Air Force is pouring money into bases there to make sure they can handle anything that happens.
Marines conduct high-angle fire training with a Mark 19 40 mm grenade launcher at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 2, 2018.

Marines in Eastern Europe are practicing a little-used tactic — another sign they’re getting ready for a ‘big ass fight’

US Marines stationed in Romania deployed to Bulgaria for combine-arms training this month, and while there, they practiced a little-used tactic that is supposed to help counter armor and other vehicles.
Constantin Reliu, who is dead and also not dead.

A Romanian court has ruled that a man is dead, even though he’s clearly alive — and the decision is final

Constantin Reliu left the country for so long that he was registered as dead in 2016. But he's actually alive, and there's nothing he can do about it.
In Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can grab a bottle of domestic beer for just £0.39.

26 European cities where you can live on less than £600 a month

Seeing the world isn't always kind to your bank balance. In these 26 cities, you can live comfortably on less than £600 to make your money go further.

Trump unequivocally pledges to protect NATO from Russia — but still wants unprecedented backpay

"I have committed, but I am committing the US to Article 5," said Trump.

This casino once hosted glamorous royal parties — but now it sits completely abandoned

In 1990 the building was closed to the public and has been left sitting, slowly becoming more dilapidated

A car company you’ve never heard of is reinventing a book you’ve never read

Dacia has reimagined the owner's manual by commissioning a group of artists to recreate the rather technical booklet as a work of art, prose, and poetry.