US president Barack Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin pose during a group photo. Also pictured are Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko, Slovakia's president Ivan Gasparovic, Norway's King Harald, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, French president Francois Hollande, Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri, Netherland's King Willem-Alexander and German chancellor Angela Merkel
Gold medalist Javier Fernandez of Spain poses during the medal ceremony after the Men Free Skating on day two during the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2016 on January 28, 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Central European nations are now appealing to Capitol Hill leaders to get the United States to increase its natural gas exports should Russia cut off its supply to Ukraine, amid the political turmoil in that country. Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic sent a letter Friday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. The four ambassadors argued that the supply is essential to the region’s stability.
Istvan Levai (red) of Slovakia and Denys Dem'Yankov (blue) of Ukraine compete in the Men's Wrestling 66kg Greco Roman bronze final during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 14, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.