Latest Patriarch Kirill News

Ukraine claws back more territory Russia is trying to absorb

Oct. 03, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces scored more gains in their counteroffensive across at least two fronts Monday, advancing in the very areas that Russia is trying to absorb and challenging Moscow's effort to engage fresh troops and its threats to defend incorporated areas by all means. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 9-15

Oct. 03, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 9-15: Oct. 9: R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 78. Singer Jackson Browne is 74. Actor Gary Frank (“Family”) is 72. Actor Robert Wuhl (“Arli$$”) is 71. Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 70. Actor Tony Shalhoub (“The...

King Charles III to host South African leader in state visit

Oct. 02, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III will welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the U.K. for three days of high-level talks next month, celebrating the first state visit of his reign with the leader of a Commonwealth member with close ties to the royal family. Ramaphosa has...

South Africa's Ramaphosa denies money-laundering allegations

Sep. 29, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa denied allegations of money laundering while being questioned by lawmakers Thursday over a scandal that threatens his position and the direction of Africa's most developed economy. Ramaphosa already faces an investigation...

Moscow patriarch: Russian war dead have their sins forgiven

Sep. 27, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

Russian soldiers who die in the line of duty in Ukraine have all of their sins forgiven, the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church proclaimed in a sermon, comparing their sacrificial death to that of Jesus. The assertion, made on Sunday, ratchets up Moscow Patriarch Kirill's...

South Africa's beleaguered Zuma open to return to politics

Sep. 27, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beleaguered former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is ready to make a surprise return to politics by standing for a top position at the ruling African National Congress' conference in December — if he is nominated by party members. The 80-year-old...

Relieved Wild welcome Kaprizov back after summer in Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Last summer, a long contract negotiation between Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild — plus the complication of international travel and COVID-19 protocols — put the star left wing's arrival for the start of training camp in question. That process...

Cornered by war, Putin makes another nuclear threat

Sep. 21, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

In a harsh warning, President Vladimir Putin declared that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to protect Russian territory, a threat that comes as Moscow is poised to annex swaths of Ukraine that Moscow has taken over after hastily called referendums there. While the West has...

South Africa in electricity crisis, nationwide blackouts

Sep. 21, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had an urgent meeting scheduled with his Cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the country’s electricity crisis, which has led to unprecedented levels of nationwide power blackouts in Africa's most developed economy. The...

Biden calls South Africa a vital voice despite Russia stance

Sep. 16, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised South Africa as a vital voice on the global stage as he hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday at the White House for talks that touched on the two nations' differences on Russia's war in Ukraine and more. In a brief appearance...