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    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
    Feb13

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    Pope Francis (L) and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill address the audience in Havana, February 12, 2016. – Reuters photo Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years...

    ‘This is the will of God’: Pope Francis meets Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill
    Feb13

    ‘This is the will of God’: Pope Francis meets Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill

    Pope Francis (L) and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill hug each other after signing agreements in Havana, February 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Alejandro Ernesto/Pool) With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic...

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on
    Feb13

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and U.S. Foreign Secretary John Kerry (2L) attend the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, February 11, 2016, together with members of the Syrian opposition and other officials. REUTERS MUNICH/AMMAN: Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia...

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on
    Feb13

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

    If implemented, the deal hammered out during five hours of late night talks in Munich would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns. Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the...

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
    Feb13

    After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

    HAVANA: Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was...

    Pope, Russian Patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years after split
    Feb12

    Pope, Russian Patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years after split

    Photos: REUTERS/MAX ROSSI Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart. “Finally,” Francis said as he and Kirill entered through doors on opposite sides of a room at Havana airport to begin private talks....

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a US$17.5 billion (£12 billion)International Monetary Fund bailout. …read more Source: Channel...

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to discuss the need for Kiev to quickly pass reforms needed for a $17.5 billion (£12 billion)International Monetary Fund bailout. …read more Source: The...

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; President Assad vows to fight on
    Feb12

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; President Assad vows to fight on

    Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on until he regains full control of the country. Although billed as a potential breakthrough, the “cessation of hostilities” agreement does not take effect...

    31 cars of Ukrainian train to be sent from Baku to Turkmenbashi
    Feb12

    31 cars of Ukrainian train to be sent from Baku to Turkmenbashi

    The second freight train from Ukraine consisting of 32 cars, which joined the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor, has arrived today morning at Baku International Sea Trade Port. According to Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, the cargo consists of food and drugs. The train on route Ukraine – Georgia – Azerbaijan –...

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