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Pope Francis greets the crowd on his Popemobile as he arrives for a meeting with youths at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday Sept. 22, 2018. Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to the Baltics amid renewed alarm about Moscow's intentions in the region it has twice occupied.
<br>Mindaugas Kulbis/Associated Press

Pope honors victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

Francis began his second day in the Baltics by travelling to Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation.

Spain rescues over 440 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

Nearly 300 migrants have died in waters separating Spain and Africa so far in 2018, according to the United Nations, and over 1,600 have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean.


Sailor dies in Naples car crash

The 21-year-old Navy medical specialist died after a two-car crash in Casal di Principe, a town about seven miles from the Navy Support Site. A second U.S. servicemember was injured, but has already been released from a local hospital.


Europe Quick Trips

From hiking and spelunking to alpine roller coasters, there’s no shortage of things to do in Pottenstein

Seen one village, seen ’em all, am I right? Well, not quite. Even if you’ve been to so many German villages that the words “quaint” and “idyllic” fail to inspire, there’s still one village that should be on your list: Pottenstein.


Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site.

Russia looms in background as pope travels to Baltics

Pope Francis is heading to the Baltic countries this weekend amid renewed alarm about Russia's intentions in the region it twice occupied for decades.


Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

Poland's president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House visit.


Lavrov says Russia won't interfere in Bosnia's Oct. 7 election

Russia won't interfere in next month's elections in Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan nation where Moscow maintains strong influence among the country's Serbs, Russia's foreign minister insisted Friday.


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