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Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis’ Successful US-Cuba Negotiations Add to His Public Profile

Pope Francis played a key role in the successful recent negotiations between the U.S and Cuba, adding another reason for his growing public appeal. U.S. president Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the pontiff issued a personal communication to both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, urging them to resolve the case of five […]

Church of England Chooses Its First Female Bishop

Church of England Chooses Its First Female Bishop

The Church of England chose its first female bishop on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Thus it broke with a 500-year-old tradition, in place since its inception in the days of King Henry VIII. Although Anglican churches in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have seen women bishops for years, the mother church and other developing countries […]

American Airlines Passengers Injured by Turbulence

American Airlines Passengers Injured by Turbulence

Ten passengers and four crew members were injured on an American Airlines flight yesterday when the airplane encountered severe air turbulence. Although there were no life-threatening injuries, four passengers and one crew member were hospitalized. The Boeing 777-200 jet was carrying a load of 240 passengers and fifteen crew members from Seoul, South Korea, to […]

Alan Gross Released From Cuba [Video]

Alan Gross Released From Cuba [Video]

Alan Gross was released from Cuban detention marking the end of the five-year saga. U.S. officials reportedly negotiated his release with the release of several Cubans detained in the United States. Fox News reported that a senior Obama official said Gross left the communist country Wednesday morning on a government plane accompanied by his wife, […]

Sydney Lindt Gunman Known to Police and Wanted in Iran

Sydney Lindt Gunman Known to Police and Wanted in Iran

Man Haron Monis, the gunman who held 17 people hostage before killing two in a Sydney, Lindt cafe on Monday, was a wanted man in Iran before he became known to Australian police. According to BBC reports, Iran requested the extradition of Monis, known in Iran as “Manteqi,” 14 years ago but was refused by […]

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