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    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Church leader hold historic meeting in Cuba
    Feb12

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Church leader hold historic meeting in Cuba

    Vatican Pope Francis arrived in Havana on Friday to meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, marking the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. The two religious leaders, guests of a Communist government, will address the...

    Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1,000 years after split
    Feb12

    Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba nearly 1,000 years after split

    POPE FRANCIS IN THE NEWSPope Francis will visit Juarez in February | 03:41The pope hasn’t been this close to Phoenix since Pope John Paul II visited in the 1980s. Rafael Carranza, who covered the Pope in Rome, breaks down what this means for Phoenix residents and Catholics. The Arizona Republic 1 of 23 POPE FRANCIS IN THE NEWSPope Francis...

    Russia and Iran are fighting together – but are they as close as they seem?
    Feb12

    Russia and Iran are fighting together – but are they as close as they seem?

    After years of isolation, Iran is slowly coming back in from the cold after the deal to curb its nuclear programme. And as it starts to reassert itself more openly in the world order, it’s rekindling a stormy affair with an old flame: Russia. The two countries have discussed opening a joint bank, co-operation in space research, and...

    Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too
    Feb12

    Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too

    The Guardian:Barack Obama is planning to make “a big, public reach-out” to British voters to stay inside the European Union, the chair of the US Senate foreign relations committee has revealed.The plan emerged amid fears in Washington that the UK’s EU referendum is a dangerous gamble that could unravel with disastrous consequences for the...

    Biden, Poroshenko Again Discuss Corruption, Reforms
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko Again Discuss Corruption, Reforms

    With concern growing about Ukraine’s government and its commitment to cleaning up corruption and cronyism, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for the second time in as many days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead
    Feb12

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead

    The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less...

    [Opinion] Minsk 2: The big farce of Western policy on Russia
    Feb12

    [Opinion] Minsk 2: The big farce of Western policy on Russia

    The New Year has begun with optimism that the Ukraine crisis will be solved quickly. But the solution appears to be on Russia’s terms and at the cost of Ukraine’s national interests. …read more Source:...

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine
    Feb12

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine

    Moldovan prosecutors say Russian-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine have been hiring Moldovan mercenaries to fight on their side, sometimes promising as much as $3,000 monthly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...