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    Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts
    Dec27

    Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts

    Ukrainians were on high alert on Saturday after a series of explosions occurred in the south and west of the country, killing two people. One person was killed in a separate blast overnight in the southern port city of Odessa, according to local police officials. Later, an explosion occurred in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, killing one...

    2014’s Turbulent Events Set Tone For Year Ahead
    Dec27

    2014’s Turbulent Events Set Tone For Year Ahead

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the battle with Islamic State militants, the West’s stand-off with Russia over Ukraine and the...

    Vatican Frees Ukrainian Femen Activist Who Bared Breasts In St. Peter’s Square On Christmas
    Dec27

    Vatican Frees Ukrainian Femen Activist Who Bared Breasts In St. Peter’s Square On Christmas

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See has released a Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Holy See prosecutor, met with Yana Zhdanova on Saturday and decided to...

    Vatican frees woman who bared breast, forbids her ever to return
    Dec27

    Vatican frees woman who bared breast, forbids her ever to return

    A Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day at the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene has been released. …read more Source:...

    Belarusian President Dismisses PM Amid Economic Woes
    Dec27

    Belarusian President Dismisses PM Amid Economic Woes

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country’s prime minister, as the former Soviet state struggles with the effects of Russia’s economic crisis. Lukashenko’s presidential office says he dismissed Mikhail Myasnikovitch, who had served in his post for four years, and replaced him with his chief of staff,...

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary

    A Ukrainian security official said Saturday that the suspension of transport connections with Crimea is expected to be only a temporary measure. …read more Source: CTV...

    This Week In Pictures: Faith In Practice Around The World, December 21 – 27
    Dec27

    This Week In Pictures: Faith In Practice Around The World, December 21 – 27

    Humans express their faith in a multitude of ways. These photos capture the diversity within faith practices that happen in our world in the span of just one week.New Delhi, India: December 24 Indian Christians light candles at a Sacred Heart Cathedral on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi. Christmas is a national holiday in India, marked by...

    World briefs: Ukraine, rebels swap prisoners
    Dec27

    World briefs: Ukraine, rebels swap prisoners

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities and separatists exchanged dozens of prisoners of war on Friday, a spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko said, part of a 12-point plan aimed at ending the pro-Russian uprising in the east of the country. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official said Saturday that the suspension of transport connections with Crimea is expected to be only a temporary measure. …read more Source: U.S....

    Woman who bared breasts in Vatican square is freed
    Dec27

    Woman who bared breasts in Vatican square is freed

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See has released a Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene. …read more Source: U.S....