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    Pope and Patriarch Say ‘No Middle East Without Christians’
    Dec01

    Pope and Patriarch Say ‘No Middle East Without Christians’

    Pope Francis, left, bows to Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, during a service at St. George Church in Istanbul, Turkey on Nov. 29, 2014. (EPA Photo/Sedat Suna) Istanbul. Pope Francis and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on Sunday issued a rare joint plea against anti-Christian violence, saying the world cannot stand...

    Pope urges Muslim leaders to condemn Islamist terror
    Dec01

    Pope urges Muslim leaders to condemn Islamist terror

    DE LA VAISSIERE, ISTANBUL – Pope Francis on Sunday urged Muslim leaders worldwide to “clearly” condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam, and called for an end to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.Francis said he had told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “it would be wonderful if all the...

    Unruly rebel nightlife in east Ukraine
    Dec01

    Unruly rebel nightlife in east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine, – The icy avenues of Donetsk have been silent for hours – only the garish neon of the Banana Cafe sign cuts through the gloom, defying the curfew so that rebel fighters have somewhere to drink, smoke and fight.The underground bar is open 24 hours a day and one of the few nightspots in this separatist bastion of...

    Kiev up in arms over latest Russia convoy
    Dec01

    Kiev up in arms over latest Russia convoy

    Russia and Ukraine dispute over contents of latest aid convoy into eastern Ukraine.Russia announces new convoy on eve of delicate Ukraine talksFirst trucks from aid convoy to Ukraine cross back into RussiaUkraine border guards begin checks on Russian aid trucksRussia proposes cease-fire for aid deliveriesRussia convoy heads southRussia sending...

    Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance
    Dec01

    Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance

    ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday holds talks in Ankara with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to tighten links which have survived potentially grave disputes over the Syria and Ukraine crises.The talks are expected to focus on energy cooperation – with Ankara seeking not only a reduction in gas prices...

    Three soldiers killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine
    Dec01

    Three soldiers killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine

    Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 15 wounded in the latest fighting in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said Sunday. Fighting was ongoing around Donetsk airport and in Stanitsa Luganska, near rebel-held Lugansk, the spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, told a news briefing. The town hall of Donetsk, also held by the separatists, said in a...

    Mother of German MH17 victim takes Ukraine to human rights court
    Nov30

    Mother of German MH17 victim takes Ukraine to human rights court

    BERLIN: The mother of a victim of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has begun legal proceedings against Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights, accusing Kiev of failing to close the country’s airspace, a German daily reported yesterday. The woman, who lodged her complaint at the Strasbourg-based court “last week”, is suing Ukraine...

    Kiev bans flights into eastern Ukraine
    Nov30

    Kiev bans flights into eastern Ukraine

    KIEV: Ukraine authorities on Saturday banned flights to the rebel-held east of the former Soviet republic, the head of Ukraine’s aviation authority said. “Flights are banned for Russian companies to Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk for safety reasons,” Denis Antoniuk told AFP without elaborating. The two cities serve the rebel strongholds of...

    The best Filipino breakfast in Chicago is in the Ukrainian Village
    Nov30

    The best Filipino breakfast in Chicago is in the Ukrainian Village

    Chicago is known for its neighborhoods, and the Ukrainian Village in the West Town community area easily stands out. Although it has increasingly become diverse, the village has retained its Ukrainian roots. For example, it has a number of churches of which three Ukrainian ones are located on one street. Also, there are local ethnic institutions,...

    Three soldiers killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine
    Nov30

    Three soldiers killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine

    Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 15 wounded in the latest fighting in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Sunday (Nov 30). …read more Source: Channel...

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