Officials from Ukraine, Russia, OSCE and rebels arrive in Minsk for Ukraine peace talks

Representatives from Ukraine, Russia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and pro-Russian separatists gathered in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday in a fresh attempt to reopen peace talks on the Ukraine crisis. A Reuters reporter saw former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, and representatives from Russia and the OSCE, drive away towards Minsk after their arrival at the airport.
Italy's lawmakers elect Sergio Mattarella as president

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, on the third day of voting Saturday.
Pats backup QB Garoppolo helps defense prepare for Wilson

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo answers questions during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it.



Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

In this March 4, 2013 file photo Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi waves to reporters as he arrives for a meeting, at the Vatican. A new Vatican initiative to actually listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground when an Internet promotional video featuring a sexy blonde was so ridiculed that it was quickly taken down. But the initiative is going ahead, and an inaugural meeting this week will study women's issues in ways that are utterly new for the Holy See. The latest initiative comes courtesy of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, an academic who quotes Nietzsche as easily as Amy Winehouse and has no fear of courting controversy as he raises the Vatican profile in sport, art and even atheist circles at the helm of the Vatican's culture ministry. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new Vatican outreach initiative to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.



Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut

German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting of her government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country's rescue loans, though she stressed in an interview published Saturday that Berlin's aim is to keep Greece in the eurozone.





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