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    Topless Femen activist grabs Baby Jesus in St Peter’s Square
    Dec25

    Topless Femen activist grabs Baby Jesus in St Peter’s Square

    VATICAN CITY: An activist from the feminist group Femen bared her breasts in St Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and rushed the Nativity scene, grabbing the Baby Jesus figurine. A Vatican police officer wearing a black cape was quick to arrest the blonde activist and wrest the figurine away from her. The words “God Is Woman” were daubed in...

    Ukraine truce hangs in balance after ‘difficult’ talks
    Dec25

    Ukraine truce hangs in balance after ‘difficult’ talks

    The latest push for peace in Ukraine appeared moribund on Thursday after initial talks failed to agree when the warring sides should meet again to try ending their eight-month conflict. Negotiations mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk broke up after more than five hours on Wednesday with the pro-Russian rebels...

    Pope Francis expresses anguish over recent terrorist attack on school in Pakistan.
    Dec25

    Pope Francis expresses anguish over recent terrorist attack on school in Pakistan.

    Pope Francis has called for peace in Ukraine, Nigeria, Libya, South Sudan and other parts of Africa. In a Christmas message he condemned violence in the Middle East and urged dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. He also expressed anguish over recent terrorist attack on school in Pakistan in which many innocent students were martyred....

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Peshawar attack victims
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Peshawar attack victims

    VATICAN CITY (AP, Dunya News) – Pope Francis focused his concern on those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out refugees, hostages and others suffering in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine as he prayed for hope and peace Thursday. Pope especially mentioned the attack on Peshawar military school earlier this month.Anguish for...

    Ukraine’s move to join Nato dangerous: Russia
    Dec25

    Ukraine’s move to join Nato dangerous: Russia

    Kiev’s efforts to join Nato are dangerous for Ukraine itself and Europe’s security, Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe
    Dec25

    Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kiev’s efforts to join NATO are dangerous for Ukraine itself and Europe’s security, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Putin scraps New Year’s holidays for ministers
    Dec25

    Russia’s Putin scraps New Year’s holidays for ministers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year’s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.Russian company employees throughout the country are entitled to holiday from Jan. 1 to Jan. 12 when Russians celebrate the New Year, the main holiday in Russia, as well as Orthodox Christmas on Jan....

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    Pope Francis focused his concern on those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out refugees, hostages and others suffering in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine as he prayed for hope and peace on Thursday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.On a day that brings joy to little ones in much of the world, Francis expressed anguish for children who are victims of violence, including the...

    Pope decries ‘brutal persecution’ of religious minorities
    Dec25

    Pope decries ‘brutal persecution’ of religious minorities

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned this year’s “brutal” religious persecution in the Middle East while urging peace in Nigeria, Ukraine and other world troublespots in his annual Christmas “urbi et orbi” message. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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