Russian foreign ministry says Saturday the sanctions will not force Russia to give up Crimea because Crimea is a 'historic and integral part of Russia' More
New head of European Union, former Polish PM Donald Tusk believes EU needs to forge a long-term strategy in dealing with Russia More
Measure includes sanctions on 24 individuals, companies identified as contributing to unrest in eastern Ukraine More
UNICEF seeks $32.4 million to provide warm clothing, hygiene items, medicine, school supplies to hundreds of thousands of kids More
Role of Francis hailed throughout US, Latin America - though some Cuban-American Catholics have mixed feelings More
Pope Francis played a key role in brokering the US-Cuba deal that was made public earlier this week. It is the most stunning success so far in a series of peacemaking efforts by the pontiff. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky has more.