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    The Pope’s Easter message: ‘We ask for peace, above all’
    Apr05

    The Pope’s Easter message: ‘We ask for peace, above all’

    Pope Francis leaves St. Peter’s square at the Vatican after he celebrated an Easter mass, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo) VATICAN CITY — The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St....

    Pope leads Easter service in rain-lashed Vatican square with tens of thousands of faithful
    Apr05

    Pope leads Easter service in rain-lashed Vatican square with tens of thousands of faithful

    VATICAN CITY — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, a kind of...

    Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope’s ’Urbi et Orbi’ Easter message
    Apr05

    Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope’s ’Urbi et Orbi’ Easter message

    VATICAN CITY — The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!...

    Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed After Vehicle Hit By Shell
    Apr05

    Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed After Vehicle Hit By Shell

    Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed on April 5 in the east of the country after their vehicle was struck by a shell. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square
    Apr05

    Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Francis made his first public comments about the recent framework for an accord,...

    The astronomy of the Easter bunny
    Apr05

    The astronomy of the Easter bunny

    (CNN) — Easter is a cornerstone event in the Christian faith, but it’s surrounded by interesting quirks. It celebrates the completion of Christ’s mission of salvation in the Crucifixion and Resurrection. By dying on Good Friday, Christ atoned for the sins of others; by rising from the grave on Sunday, Christ conquered death. Simple...

    Trolling for Putin: Russia’s information war explained
    Apr05

    Trolling for Putin: Russia’s information war explained

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Lyudmila Savchuk says it was money that wooed her into the ranks of the Kremlin’s online army, where she bombarded website comment pages with eulogies of President Vladimir Putin, while mocking his adversaries.”Putin is great,” “Ukrainians are Fascists,” “Europe is...

    A year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results
    Apr05

    A year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results

    Moscow (AFP) – A year since the start of the fighting in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin may not have emerged the winner in his showdown with the West but he has not lost either, analysts say.By supporting Ukrainian separatists, they say, he took a huge risk but it largely paid off as it allowed him to punish Kiev’s pro-Western...

    After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point
    Apr05

    After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point

    Paris (AFP) – Bruised and battered after a year of armed conflict, Ukraine has been crippled by a combination of monetary, budgetary, industrial, banking and energy crises that could make it dependent on outside help for decades.The country has suffered a series of shocks that has obliterated its fragile economy.Its vital heavy industry, in...

    Government confirms Canadians have been evacuated from Yemen
    Apr04

    Government confirms Canadians have been evacuated from Yemen

    OTTAWA – The federal government is confirming that an undisclosed number of Canadians have been taken out of Yemen, amid Russian state media reports that the Kremlin had helped them leave. Foreign Affairs spokesman John Babcock said in an email on Saturday they are aware that Canadians departed from Yemen safely. Russian news agency TASS reported...