VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of the economy", called for stronger regulation of financial markets.
MOSCOW (AFP) - French actor and newly-minted Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu on Saturday compared President Vladimir Putin to the late Pope John Paul II and said the ex-KGB agent is what Russia needs as a leader.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview published on Saturday says it's ok for women to cry at work, share emotions and be honest about their femininity.
RIYADH (AFP) - A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its Internet website.
CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AFP) - Police in eastern France on Saturday arrested two brothers in their 20s whom they suspect of being behind an online threat to stage a mass killing at a high school, officials said.