Kazakhstan may order a ban on shipments of Russian gasoline as the world’s biggest energy exporter sends lower-quality fuel to its southern neighbor, the central Asian country’s Oil and Gas Ministry said.
The Vatican rejected as “old and totally unfounded” accusations that Pope Francis didn’t speak out enough against Argentina’s former military dictatorship and was complicit in the kidnapping and torture of two activist priests.
Pope Francis ventured outside the Vatican’s walls to pray at a Roman basilica and pay his hotel bill the day after becoming the first Roman Catholic leader to hail from outside Europe in more than 1,200 years.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as pope today. His name was announced by French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran from a balcony over the main doors of St. Peter’s Basilica to thousands of faithful in the square below.
AS Roma and Nike Inc. are set to sign a long-term pact for the world’s largest supplier of sporting goods to produce and market the Italian soccer team’s apparel around the world, according to two people familiar with the situation.