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    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes
    Dec27

    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

    Minsk (AFP) – Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister as the tightly-controlled ex-Soviet state struggles with the effects of Russia’s economic crisis next door.Lukashenko dismissed Mikhail Myasnikovich, who had served in his post since December 2010, and appointed his chief of staff Andrei...

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian security official says suspension of transport connections with Crimea is expected to be only a temporary measure.Ukraine on Friday blocked rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula that was annexed by Russia in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs service said automobiles also were being blocked at...

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary

    A Ukrainian security official says suspension of transport connections with Crimea is expected to be only a temporary measure. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security official says suspension of transport connections with Crimea is expected to be only a temporary measure. Ukraine on Friday blocked rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula that was annexed by Russia in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs service said automobiles also were being...

    Vatican frees woman who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square
    Dec27

    Vatican frees woman who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square

    he 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: CTV...

    Woman who bared breasts in Vatican square is freed
    Dec27

    Woman who bared breasts in Vatican square is freed

    VATICAN CITY — 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 order...

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

    Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s security council, told a briefing Saturday that the train and bus traffic was suspended because “there is a high likelihood of sabotage groups entering under the guise of local people.” …read more Source: San Francisco...

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

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

    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: FOX...

    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. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Holy See prosecutor, met with Yana Zhdanova on Saturday and decided to...

    Vatican Arrests Femen Activist Who Bared Breasts in St Peter’s Square
    Dec27

    Vatican Arrests Femen Activist Who Bared Breasts in St Peter’s Square

    The Vatican said on Friday it had arrested a member of women’s rights group Femen who on Christmas Day bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in front of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square. Femen’s website says the woman was protesting as part of its anti-clerical “Massacre of...