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    The Leaders, Thinkers and Doers Who Will Greatly Impact 2016
    Dec26

    The Leaders, Thinkers and Doers Who Will Greatly Impact 2016

    “The future depends on what we do in the present.” If you believe Mahatma Ghandi, today is tomorrow’s crystal ball. So what are we doing in the here and now that will have an impact on the coming year? What minor moments today are catalyzing the major events of tomorrow? Whether protests or product launches, politics, or plans for planetary...

    Russia’s Putin Orders Several Counterterrorism Units To Be Set Up On Coasts
    Dec26

    Russia’s Putin Orders Several Counterterrorism Units To Be Set Up On Coasts

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered counterterrorism operational headquarters to be set up in several coastal areas, the state-run RIA news agency quoted the Kremlin as saying Saturday. The units are to be set in Kaspiysk on the Caspian Sea, Murmansk in Russia’s northwest and in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and...

    Ukraine Averts Loss of Bailout Funds
    Dec25

    Ukraine Averts Loss of Bailout Funds

    Ukraine’s parliament passed a budget Christmas Eve, taking an important step toward ensuring that IMF bailout funds will continue to flow to Kyiv. The Financial Times: Ukraine’s parliament adopted crucial tax amendments, a 2016 budget and other related laws in tense – at times sleepy — voting that stretched from Thursday morning past...

    Ousted Russian Orthodox Church cleric assails Russian elites
    Dec25

    Ousted Russian Orthodox Church cleric assails Russian elites

    MOSCOW (AP) — A conservative priest who lost his high-level job at the Russian Orthodox Church assailed Russia’s “immoral elites” Friday and predicted a national catastrophe if the country fails to allow free public discussion. Speaking to RBC news portal, Chaplin said that his view that the Russian government and the Russian...

    Ousted Russian Orthodox Church cleric assails Russian elites
    Dec25

    Ousted Russian Orthodox Church cleric assails Russian elites

    MOSCOW (AP) — A conservative priest who lost his high-level job at the Russian Orthodox Church assailed Russia’s “immoral elites” Friday and predicted a national catastrophe if the country fails to allow free public discussion. Father Vsevolod Chaplin, who headed the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for cooperation between church and...

    In Christmas Message, Pope Francis Urges the World to Unite to End ISIS Atrocities
    Dec25

    In Christmas Message, Pope Francis Urges the World to Unite to End ISIS Atrocities

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were causing immense suffering in many countries. Security was tight at the Vatican as Francis, marking the third Christmas since his election in 2013, read his traditional Christmas Day...

    A Papal Message of Peace
    Dec25

    A Papal Message of Peace

    L’Osservatore Romano /Pool / APPope Francis used his Christmas message to call for peace in parts of the world ravaged by violence and terrorism. Addressing the crowd at the Vatican from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica with his third Urbi et Orbi remarks on Christmas Day, Francis called for peace in Syria, which is in the midst of...

    ‘They Are Our Martyrs of Today’: Pope Prays for Peace and the Persecuted Church in Christmas Day Address
    Dec25

    ‘They Are Our Martyrs of Today’: Pope Prays for Peace and the Persecuted Church in Christmas Day Address

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent U.N.-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people. He denounced the “monstrous evil” and atrocities they have endured and praised the countries that have taken in their refugees. Pope Francis delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the...

    Pope Condemns Islamic State Terrorism In Christmas Message
    Dec25

    Pope Condemns Islamic State Terrorism In Christmas Message

    By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were causing immense suffering in many countries.Security was tight at the Vatican as Francis, marking the third Christmas since his election in 2013, read his...

    The Pope issued a Christmas day prayer calling for the UN peace process in Syria and Libya
    Dec25