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    Putin Cancels New Year’s Holiday for Government Workers
    Dec25

    Putin Cancels New Year’s Holiday for Government Workers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled the extended New Year holiday for government ministers because of the ongoing financial crisis, informing the agencies they must work to help strengthen the economy and take protectionary measures in the face of a combination of governmental mismanagement, dropping oil prices, and economic sanctions that...

    Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month
    Dec25

    Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

    MOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The talks are set to take place sometime after Jan. 20, ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a briefing. The first stage of the talks will bring together representatives of...

    Voices: Rescued Ukrainian widow still needs help
    Dec25

    Voices: Rescued Ukrainian widow still needs help

    Nadezda Panasyk evacuated from rebel-held Donetsk but still has no pension, winter clothes …read more Source: USA...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source: U.S....

    Vladimir Putin Scraps New Year’s Holidays For Russian Ministers
    Dec25

    Vladimir Putin Scraps New Year’s Holidays For Russian Ministers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year’s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis. Russian company employees throughout the country are entitled to holiday from Jan. 1 to Jan. 12 when Russians celebrate the New Year, the main holiday in Russia, as well as Orthodox...

    Pope’s Christmas message focuses on the pain and suffering in the world
    Dec25

    Pope’s Christmas message focuses on the pain and suffering in the world

    Pope Francis focused on the world’s pain and suffering in his annual Urbi et Orbi — Latin for “to the City and to the World” — message this year. “Truly there are so many tears this Christmas,” Francis said, to the tens of thousands of Romans and tourists who came to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on...

    Pope’s Christmas address focuses on Pakistani school attack victims
    Dec25

    Pope’s Christmas address focuses on Pakistani school attack victims

    A sombre Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world today in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages, and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source:...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere. Anguish for children who suffer maltreatment or violence, including in the recent...

    Russia: Kyiv’s Move to Join NATO Dangerous for Europe
    Dec25

    Russia: Kyiv’s Move to Join NATO Dangerous for Europe

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine’s pursuit of NATO membership posed a danger to European security and that the West was using Kyiv’s bid to join the Atlantic alliance as a way to fuel confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. The Kyiv parliament’s renunciation of Ukraine’s neutral status this week as a...

    ‘Urbi et Orbi’: Full Text Of Pope Francis’ Christmas Day Message
    Dec25

    ‘Urbi et Orbi’: Full Text Of Pope Francis’ Christmas Day Message

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Here is the official Vatican English-language translation of Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi’ Christmas Day message, which he delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Jesus, the Son of God, the Savior of the world, is born...