News for 2014-05-25

Sunday, May 25, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Billionaire Petro Poroshenko Wins Ukrainian Presidency
Update (9:54 PM EST): Billionaire chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko wins Ukrainian presidency The Guardian reports : The pro-European businessman Petro Poroshenko has won a landmark presidential election in Ukraine with 56% of the vote, according to exit polls, clearing the 50% threshold to win...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Defying Israel, Pope Prays at 'Apartheid Wall'
During his historic trip to Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis made waves after taking a surprise detour to pray at what is known as the "apartheid wall." The stop at the barrier—which annexes Palestinian land , cutting off Palestinians from their fields, livelihood, and each other—was made on the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Reaches Dead End in Resolving Syrian Crisis
The United Nations has reached a virtual dead end trying to resolve the civil war in Syria – primarily as a result of the stalemate in peace talks and the continued deadlock in the Security Council. Last week, Lakhdar Brahimi, the joint special envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab...
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