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  • Palestinians hope papal visit will bring them support

    May 24, 2014 11:24 PM 27

    Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, lunch with Palestinian families and visit the Dehaishe refugee camp. The Palestinians hope to use this weekend’s papal visit to highlight their suffering and rally worldwide support for their rights and demands, Palestinian officials say. Pope Francis will visit Bethlehem on Sunday

  • Pepper vs. Chocolate: Ukraine’s Iron Lady Refuses to Give Up

    May 24, 2014 11:15 PM 18

    Ukraine may be shaken by civil conflicts and political battles, but the choices in Sunday’s presidential election somehow still took a folksy flavor: as if deciding between two foods, it narrowed to a decision between chocolate and pepper. Chocolate, in Ukrainian political parlance today, has come to stand for putting an end to the separatist crises

  • Belgium: police arrest suspect in Jewish Museum fatal shooting

    May 24, 2014 11:06 PM 16

    Police have arrested one suspect in connection with a fatal shooting inside the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Two men and a woman were killed and one other person seriously injured during the attack in the Belgian capital on Saturday afternoon. Police cordoned off the area around the museum – a busy tourist district packed with cafes and restaurants

  • 5 things to watch for during pope’s Mideast trip

    May 24, 2014 11:01 PM 6

    Best news photos of the week Standard diplomatic protocol calls for political and religious leaders to exchange gifts when visiting one another, and a papal trip to the Holy Land is no different. When Pope Paul VI met in Jerusalem with the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians in 1964 — an encounter Francis is commemorating with his visit

  • Narendra Modi to have small Cabinet; meetings on

    May 24, 2014 10:51 PM 11

    PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 24 2014, 21:13 IST Amidst hectic discussions on formation of the new government, indications emerged today that Narendra Modi would have a "small and compact" Cabinet that will take oath along with him on May 26 in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Some senior BJP leaders including Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin

  • Modi meets senior BJP leaders on govt making

    May 24, 2014 10:47 PM 25

    Discussions on formation of the BJP Government gained momentum with party leaders, including Prime Minister—designate Narendra Modi, being engaged in a series of meetings in Delhi on Friday. Modi, who will be sworn in on May 26, held a meeting with senior leaders including party chief Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley at Gujarat

  • Suspected UC Santa Barbara Shooter Is Director's Son

    May 24, 2014 10:44 PM 22

    "The Rodger family offers their deepest compassion and sympathy to the families involved in this terrible tragedy. We are experiencing the most inconceivable pain, and our hearts go out to everybody involved," the statement said. Hours before the shooting, the suspect posted video on Youtube where he rants against women who rejected him and described

  • Local Serbians rally to help people in flooded homeland

    May 24, 2014 10:24 PM 20

    ST. PETERSBURG — Serbians living in the Tampa Bay area might have thought a catastrophic flood was more likely to happen here than in their landlocked homeland in Eastern Europe. Instead their local community here is binding together, gathering clothes, toothbrushes, baby diapers and other items to send back to friends and loved ones after recent historic

  • Elliot Rodger's parents warned police weeks before mass shooting

    May 24, 2014 10:24 PM 36

    Authorities are yet to confirm the identity of the gunman responsible for the death of six in Santa Barbara, California, but the movements of 22 year-old Elliot Rodger are being investigated. He died at the scene. The family of a 22-year-old man believed to be responsible for the shooting spree which left six people dead and seven more injured in the picturesque

  • EU set for election 'Super Sunday,' with far-right vote in spotlight

    May 24, 2014 10:11 PM 19

    By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European elections reach their culmination on "Super Sunday" when the remaining 20 of the EU's 28 countries go to the polls, with the vote expected to confirm the dominance of pro-European centrists despite a rise in support for the far-right and left. Germany, France, Spain and Poland are among the major EU member