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Pope Francis pays silent visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" gates at Auschwitz-Birkenau beginning a historic visit to the former Nazi death camp.

Pope Francis to pay `silent` visit to Auschwitz

Pope Francis was set to meet Holocaust survivors at the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Friday, as well as people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis.

Pope gets mystical with Poland`s Black Madonna

Pope Francis visited Poland`s most revered monastery on Thursday, home to an ancient Catholic icon believed to work miracles, ahead of a trip by tram to meet young pilgrims from the world over.

Race for 2022 Winter Olympics: Almaty or Beijing, who will win?

Race for 2022 Winter Olympics: Almaty or Beijing, who will win?

With less than five months to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chooses the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, sports officials and advisers have made their predictions about the race between Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Stockholm drops 2022 Winter Games bid

The Swedish capital Stockholm is dropping its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the mayor said Friday.

IOC sets up $10 million doping fund, wants more sports

The International Olympic Committee has set up a $10 million anti-doping fund to boost detection methods and will hold an extraordinary session next year to push through changes for sports at the Olympic Games, its president said on Saturday.

Hillary hopes Russia accepts US missile defence

US believes Russia has nothing to fear from missile defence system in Europe.

Poland buries president as world leaders cancel

Tens of thousands of
grieving Poles packed Krakow Sunday for the burial of President
Lech Kaczynski and his wife alongside past kings and heroes,
though Europe`s air travel crisis kept many world leaders
away.

Polish presidential couple`s burial Sunday in Krakow: Report

Polish president Lech Kaczynski and
his wife Maria will be laid to rest Sunday in Wawel castle in
the southern city of Krakow, Poland`s PAP news agency said
on Tuesday, quoting authorities.