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Russians hail Pope Francis' meeting with Patriarch Kirill

Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. The meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Friday between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was the first between ...

Feb 11, 2016

Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights. After a debate that ran to almost midnight, members of the Stormont Assembly voted 59-40 against a ...

Floats, flash at Big Easy's Fat Tuesday finale

Feb 10, 2016

Floats, flash at Big Easy's Fat Tuesday finale

People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands. Mardi Gras is the city’s biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city in recent weeks to see ...