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On Easter, Pope denounces ‘oppressive regimes’ but urges restraint
Apr17

On Easter, Pope denounces ‘oppressive regimes’ but urges restraint

Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message on Sunday but in an apparent call for restraint urged world leaders to prevent the spread of conflicts, as tensions rose in North Korea and Syria., Francis, marking the fifth Easter season of his pontificate, said Mass before tens of thousands of people under...

Moscow Launches Criminal Case Over Kiev Abducting Russian Volunteers in Donbass
Apr17

Moscow Launches Criminal Case Over Kiev Abducting Russian Volunteers in Donbass

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A criminal case has been launched into the 2014-2015 abductions by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies of Russian citizens in southeastern Ukraine, the Russian Investigative Committee said Monday. “A criminal case was opened on the basis of the crimes specified by Article 126 of the Russian Criminal Case (abduction),”...

International Court of Justice: Top UN court to rule on Ukraine’s case against Russia
Apr17

International Court of Justice: Top UN court to rule on Ukraine’s case against Russia

Ukraine is urging the International Court of Justice to help bring stability to its volatile east. In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN’s highest court will rule Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country’s war-torn east.Three years into a bloody conflict that has...

Pope Francis Calls on World Leaders to Prevent Conflict, End Arms Trade
Apr17

Pope Francis Calls on World Leaders to Prevent Conflict, End Arms Trade

Pope Francis called for an end to all conflict as he gave his traditional Easter Sunday speech from St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, touching upon recent outbreaks of violence in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address
Apr17

Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address

VATICAN CITY — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et...

Protest over Russian Crimea map in German textbook
Apr16

Protest over Russian Crimea map in German textbook

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees withdrew its approval for a textbook over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia. The story of a small Berlin firm stepping on a minefield of international politics. …read more Source:...

Protest over incorrect map of Crimea in German textbook
Apr16

Protest over incorrect map of Crimea in German textbook

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees withdrew its approval for a textbook over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia. The story of a small Berlin firm stepping on a minefield of international politics. …read more Source:...

Pope Francis: Holy Father urges end to Syria ‘horror’ in Easter address
Apr16

Pope Francis: Holy Father urges end to Syria ‘horror’ in Easter address

Pope Francis urged an end to "horror and death" in Syria and implored God to bring peace to the Middle East as he delivered the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome on Sunday. Pope Francis urged an end to “horror and death” in Syria and implored God to bring peace to the Middle East as he delivered the traditional Easter Day...

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address
Apr16

Pope decries ‘vile’ attack on Syrians in Easter address

On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi” Easter...

Pope Decries ‘vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address
Apr16

Pope Decries ‘vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address

On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi”‘...

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