: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Pope decries world’s indifference to refugees, wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope decries world’s indifference to refugees, wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russian crackdown on Navalny could backfire amid economic crisis
    Dec25

    Russian crackdown on Navalny could backfire amid economic crisis

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian authorities’ attempts to jail Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and intimidate his supporters could backfire and trigger new political protests amid the most serious financial crisis of Vladimir Putin’s rule.Thousands pledged to take to the streets after Russian prosecutors this month called for the...

    Pope decries ‘brutal persecution’ of religious minorities
    Dec25

    Pope decries ‘brutal persecution’ of religious minorities

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis condemned this year’s “brutal” religious persecution in the Middle East while urging peace in Nigeria, Ukraine and other world troublespots in his annual Christmas “urbi et orbi” message.Calling also for an end to violence against “vast numbers of children”, and...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. On a day that brings joy to little ones in much of the world, Francis expressed anguish for children who are victims of...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Fleeing their country’s civil war, Ukrainian Jews head for Israel
    Dec25

    Fleeing their country’s civil war, Ukrainian Jews head for Israel

    KIEV — Yulia, Kostiantyn and their daughter Valerie don’t look like a typical refugee family. All well-dressed – even the Chihuahua, Micky, donning a chic doggy jacket – they might not seem out of place mingling with Kiev’s oligarchs. But the truth is that the family, Ukrainians of Jewish heritage who arrived here...

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message
    Dec25

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will offer his annual Christmas blessing on Thursday, traditionally an occasion to appeal for remedies to the world’s woes.In his second “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) message, the popular Argentinian pontiff will address the globe’s 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of...

    Ukraine cuts power to Crimea amid dispute with Russia
    Dec25

    Ukraine cuts power to Crimea amid dispute with Russia

    MOSCOW — Ukraine on Wednesday briefly severed electricity to the Crimean peninsula, nine months after it was annexed by Russia, in a pointed reminder of the territory’s reliance on Ukrainian energy sources. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose
    Dec25

    Buffeted by Political Firestorm, Crimean Minorities Forced to Choose

    As tensions are ratcheted up between Ukraine and the Kremlin, Jews have been forced to choose sides. In the Crimea, two small minority groups, the Karaites and Krymchaks, have been caught in the political crosshairs. Crimean Karaites, a Turkic-speaking ethnic group, have backed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, while the Krymchaks, a similarly...