Pope Benedict XVI met with Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro after the pontiff called for greater freedom for the Roman Catholic Church and warned against fanatics during a three-day visit to the communist island.
Argentine lawyer Julio Cesar Duran wanted to exchange a pocketful of pesos for $10 to give as a gift to his two grandsons. With the government clamping down on dollar purchases, the tax agency rejected his request.
Diego Lugano got his way when he called for strong refereeing in his team’s 2-1 Confederations Cup soccer semifinal defeat to Brazil. The Uruguay captain won a penalty kick only to see teammate Diego Forlan miss.
Everton held on for a 1-1 draw at the Premier League’s bottom club Queens Park Rangers after having Steven Pienaar red-carded. Ten-man Newcastle secured a point with a 1-1 tie at northeast rival Sunderland.