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    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...

    ‘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...

    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...

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine: White House
    Feb13

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss reforms needed in Ukraine: White House

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) and US Vice President Joe Biden pose for the media prior to meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. REUTERS WASHINGTON: US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone for the second consecutive day on Friday to...

    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...

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border
    Feb13

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Russian troops conducted drills in the Black Sea and on land this week near the border with Ukraine — deploying more than 8,500 troops, 50 warships and 200 aircraft. The move co …read more Source: Big News...

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