Villich News - 25-May-2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The offices of the Israeli and Palestinian presidents are confirming that they have accepted an invitation from Pope Francis to visit the Vatican together next month. At the end of an open-air Mass in the biblical town of Bethlehem on Sunday, Francis invited the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to… ... - 25-May-2014

The Pontiff's historic, three-day journey to the Middle East begins with a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman. In a papal first, he is traveling with both a rabbi and an imam ... - 25-May-2014

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece and western Turkey Saturday, with more than two dozen injuries reported on a Turkish island. In Istanbul and in other parts of Turkey residents fled homes in panic after the quake struck at midday. The private Dogan news agency said the temblor caused… ... - 25-May-2014

Between avoiding a Russian invasion, dealing with Western creditors and appeasing an electorate still high on revolution, the new President of Ukraine will have a lot to manage after the elections set for this Sunday. Here's what you need to know about the latest milestone in Ukraine's political saga. ... - 25-May-2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was “shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum” on Saturday afternoon. He said he had seen the bodies of… ... - 25-May-2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has canceled ongoing military exercises with Thailand as a result of the military coup in the Southeast Asian country. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says the U.S. has had a long and productive military relationship with Thailand. But Kirby says U.S. law and “our own democratic principles” require… ... - 24-May-2014

(LONDON) — The Church of England says all its dioceses have voted to let women serve as bishops, leaving just one major hurdle to changing centuries of church practice. The issue has long divided the Anglican Communion, a Christian denomination with more than 80 million adherents worldwide. Anglican churches in Australia, New Zealand and the… ... - 24-May-2014

The joy any parent feels when their child is born is one of life’s most precious moments. It is heartbreaking that every nine minutes a baby dies of maternal neonatal tetanus, or MNT. What’s surprising is that this disease is entirely preventable with a simple vaccination. While there’s a ways to go to entirely eradicating… ... - 24-May-2014

A North Korean vessel starts shelling two days after the South fired warning shots at ships crossing the maritime border. Residents on Yeonpyeong island, where four people were killed in 2010, were evacuated to bomb shelters ... - 24-May-2014

(MOSCOW) — President Vladimir Putin announced Friday that Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine’s presidential vote this weekend but voiced hope that Ukraine would halt its military operation against separatists in the east. MorePictures of the Week: May 16 – May 23Brian Williams Snags First American Snowden InterviewThailand's Coup: What You Need to Know… ...

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