- 'Finally:' Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
February 12, 20166:05 PM ET
HAVANA (AP) — With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally!" Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.
- The Latest: Black organizers in South Carolina in for Kasich
February 12, 20166:32 PM ET
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):
- Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
February 12, 20164:34 PM ET
BEIRUT (AP) — A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria's civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels to surrender because "the belt is narrowing around you."
- WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials
February 12, 20161:43 PM ET
GENEVA (AP) — Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday as it advised pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the mosquito-borne virus has turned up amid concerns it may be linked to abnormally small heads in newborns.
- The Latest: Pope sends Mexico condolences over prison riot
February 12, 20165:32 PM ET
HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):
- Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote
February 12, 20162:47 PM ET
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.
- US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights
February 12, 20165:38 PM ET
HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.
- The Latest: UN envoy: Key to Syria deal is its 'commitment'
February 12, 20163:58 PM ET
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):
- Egyptian doctors revolt against escalating police abuses
February 12, 20163:22 PM ET
CAIRO (AP) — When a doctor at a Cairo hospital told a police officer that his cut didn't require stitches, the response was startling and brutal. Police beat up the doctor and a colleague and dragged them off into custody.
- Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France
February 12, 20164:54 PM ET
PARIS (AP) — If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.