A MiG-21 fighter — a leftover monument from the Soviet era — is the centerpiece of the Aviators Neighborhood in Deveselu, Romania. Now the base has become a U.S. Navy facility that is part of NATO's anti-missile shield for Europe. Gabriel Amza for NPR hide caption

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Loss And Reunion For Family Fleeing Afghanistan
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To Defend NATO, U.S. Sets Up Missile Defense Systems In Eastern Europe
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Romania Hosts First U.S. Bases As Russia Distrust Mounts
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U.S., NATO Reveal Plan To Confront Russian Aggression
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German Authorities Crack Down On Leader Of Anti-Islam Group
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The Belgian flag flies at half-mast at the Koningin Astrid-Reine Astrid military hospital in Brussels on March 24, 2016. Some of the people wounded in the Brussels attacks are being treated there. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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European Ministers Hold Meeting In Brussels After Terror Attacks
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Belgian Authorities Continue Search For Key Suspect In Brussels Attacks
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Investigators Ask Public To Help Identify Possible Suspect In Belgium Attacks
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Tina Buechner da Costa (left) hopes to become Germany's female astronaut. Claudia Kessler (right), CEO of HE Space, is organizing a campaign to send the first German woman into space. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Wanted: Female German Astronauts
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Migrant Backlash Benefits Germany's Far-Right Party
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New German Law Delays Refugee Families Reuniting
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German Anti-Immigrant Party Gaining Election Momentum
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EU Welcomes Turkey's Plan To Take Back Migrants Illegally Entering Europe
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