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Russian, Ukrainian, German, French officials meet on Ukraine
Feb13

Russian, Ukrainian, German, French officials meet on Ukraine

MUNICH (AP) ” Senior officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have met on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier hosted… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

Ukraine reporter receives death threat over corruption investigation
Feb13

Ukraine reporter receives death threat over corruption investigation

KIEV (AFP) – A well-known Ukrainian reporter said Friday she had received a death threat after publishing an investigation into a gas company controlled by a relative of a former minister.Kristina Berdynskykh, a reporter with pro-Western Ukraines independent weekly Novoye Vremya, received an anonymous text message which said she risked...

Christianity reunited in Cuba
Feb13

Christianity reunited in Cuba

Pope Francis (left) and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill hug each other after signing agreements in Havana, Feb 12, 2016. Photo credit: Reuters 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...

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch
Feb13

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch

MEXICO CITY: Mexico greeted Pope Francis with mariachi music and thousands of Catholic faithful lining the streets after the pontiff held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba. President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday welcomed Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played before he climbed the popemobile to wave...

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch
Feb13

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch

MEXICO CITY: Mexico greeted Pope Francis on Friday with mariachi music and thousands of Catholic faithful lining the streets after the pontiff held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba. President Enrique Pena Nieto welcomed Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played before he climbed the popemobile to wave...

‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
Feb13

‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

Women show their blanket decorated with an image of Pope Francis and the Virgin of Guadalupe where they wait along the route the pontiff will take from the airport to the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican’s diplomatic mission in Mexico City, Friday. Pope Francis is arriving Friday for a week-long visit. (Photo/Moises Castillo)With an...

‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
Feb13

‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

Women show their blanket decorated with an image of Pope Francis and the Virgin of Guadalupe where they wait along the route the pontiff will take from the airport to the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican’s diplomatic mission in Mexico City, Friday. Pope Francis is arriving Friday for a week-long visit. (Photo/Moises Castillo)With an...

Tennis: Bencic to face Kasatkina in St Petersburg semis
Feb13

Tennis: Bencic to face Kasatkina in St Petersburg semis

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Top seed Belinda Bencic battled from a set down to claim a semi-final spot at the St. Petersburg Open on Friday, beating Russias Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (7/4), 6-4, 6-2.The 18-year-old Swiss, ranked 11th in the world, won in two hours and 32 minutes to record her second win over Pavlyuchenkova in three...

‘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...

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