Lavrov Calls for Pulling Back More Weapons in Ukraine

BRATISLAVA— To boost confidence in a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, both sides in the conflict should pull back weapons under 100 mm caliber from the front line, Russia’s foreign minister said Saturday. Sergei Lavrov said a common aim [...]

Muslims Chosen to Build Papal Chair in Bosnia

The Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina has chosen a Muslim family of wood carvers to build a chair that Pope Francis will use during a visit to the country in June. Traditionally, Bosnians make a new chair for every pope who comes to visit. [...]

2nd Germanwings Black Box Found

BERLIN— French prosecutors say the second black box recorder from the Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps has been found. An official in Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin’s office says he will give a news conference Thursday evening [...]

German Prosecutors: Crash Pilot Had Suicidal Tendencies

BERLIN — The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said on Monday. “Several years ago before obtaining [...]

Mass Honors Victims of Germanwings Plane Crash

A memorial service was held in the town of Dignes-les-Bains Saturday to honor victims of Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. About 200 people, including family, relatives and friends of the victims, attended the mass led by the Bishop [...]

3 Arrested for Recruiting Islamist Fighters in Italy

MILAN— Police arrested three men on Wednesday for allegedly setting up a network in Italy to recruit Islamist fighters to be sent to Syria and Iraq, Italian authorities said. One was a 20-year-old Italian of Moroccan origin, who faces charges [...]

Investigators Find Usable Data From ‘Black Box’

Officials investigating the crash of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps  Tuesday said they have been able to extract a usable audio recording from a battered “black box” recovered at the site, France’s aviation security investigator [...]

Russia: Extended EU Sanctions ‘Destructive’

Russia has denounced the European Union’s move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday’s decision to extend the measures “destructive.” Speaking to reporters Friday [...]

Pope Accepts Cardinal O’Brien’s Resignation

ROME— Pope Francis has removed the rights and privileges of the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, two years after he resigned admitting sexual misconduct with young priests decades ago. The Vatican [...]

Turks Honor Gallipoli Dead as Passion for Ottoman Past Grows

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, TURKEY— Turkish jets flew overhead and warships cut through rough waters in the Dardanelles Straits on Wednesday to mark the centenary of one of the Ottoman Empire’s final victories, as fascination with the imperial [...]

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