Monday, April 21, 2014
A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring it was “outraged” at the return to violence in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.
Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with the actor that the city's carriage horses should keep working.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Poland's defense minister has said US ground forces will be sent to Poland to expand NATO's presence there as events continue to unfold in neighboring Ukraine, The Washington Post reported.
Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday hailed a “structural revolution” after his cabinet approved a round of tax and spending cuts including a limit of five chauffeured cars per government ministry.
With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter Mass in nearly 60 years.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine defiantly kept their grip on nearly a dozen towns on Friday, refusing to abide by an international deal aimed at easing tensions unless the Western-backed government in Kiev stepped down first.
A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about an alleged conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president.