Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill's meeting Friday in Cuba will be the first ever between the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches. But some say that the meeting was made without discussion.
Small businesses are a small part of Russia's oligarch-dominated economy. But despite the headwinds they face – and the instability they could bring to the current order – they are showing resilience amid the downturn.
With economic woes at home and tensions with the West abroad, Russians are putting a new gloss on the Communist years – one that even previously unsupportive authorities seem to now be tacitly backing.
Nuremberg officials are using 'ambassadors' trained in the facts about immigration to debunk stereotypes and rumor-mongering among the native populace. Part 2 of a two-part story on Europe's efforts to integrate refugees.
A government-backed program in Vienna is teaching refugees from the Mideast about everything from recycling to disciplining children to dating. Part 1 of a two-part story on Europe's efforts to integrate refugees.
The Andrei Sakharov Center, one of the last safe spaces for Russia's liberal community, has been fined and fined again for its purported 'political activity.' But celebrity support and crowdsourcing have kept it alive.