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    ‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
    Feb13

    ‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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 encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flew on to Mexico. The meeting in the small, wood-paneled VIP room of Havana’s...

    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...

    The Ruling on Julian Assange Sheds Light on the Limitations of UN Human-Rights Powers
    Feb13

    The Ruling on Julian Assange Sheds Light on the Limitations of UN Human-Rights Powers

    Wikileaks founder Julian Asange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, February 5, 2016. (Rex Features via AP) The case of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for more than three years to avoid extradition to Sweden to face a sexual-assault investigation, should reopen...

    Pope Francis And Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Sign Declaration On Religious Unity, Discuss Conflicts In Syria, Iraq And Ukraine
    Feb13

    Pope Francis And Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Sign Declaration On Religious Unity, Discuss Conflicts In Syria, Iraq And Ukraine

    After a historic meeting in Havana, Roman Catholic Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill signed a joint declaration on religious unity Friday, the Associated Press reported. The declaration covered Christian beliefs and current conflicts as it called for peace in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: International...

    Pope and patriarch meet for first time in nearly 1,000 years
    Feb13

    Pope and patriarch meet for first time in nearly 1,000 years

    JUDY WOODRUFF: This afternoon in Havana, at Jose Marti Airport, a meeting 1,000 years in the making. Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the first meeting between the leaders of Christianity’s two largest churches since 1054, when a schism split the ancient church. HARI SREENIVASAN: The meeting on neutral...

    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...

    The Syria ceasefire deal looks a lot like the Ukraine truce that fell apart
    Feb13

    The Syria ceasefire deal looks a lot like the Ukraine truce that fell apart

    If you were struck with a feeling of déjà vu by the Syria ceasefire deal, you weren’t the only one. News that Western and Russian leaders had agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria in the days to come reminded a lot of people familiar with President Vladimir Putin’s modus operandi of another peace deal...

    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...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Feb13

    What We’re Following This Evening

    MLB issues first lifetime ban for performance-enhancing drugs: Jenrry Meija, a right-handed relief pitcher with the New York Mets, received baseball’s ultimate punishment after testing positive for boldenone, a banned substance. Meija previously received an 80-game suspension for doping in April, followed by a season-long ban for it shortly...

    How One Ukrainian Teenager Declared War on Post-Traumatic Stress
    Feb13

    How One Ukrainian Teenager Declared War on Post-Traumatic Stress

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ivona Kostyna couldn’t leave the war even if she wanted to. It was December 2014 and, at age 18, the civilian volunteer was delivering supplies to Ukrainian troops stationed in the front-line town of Debaltseve. Her car broke down, and in the six days it took to make repairs she lived among the soldiers. They were hunkered...