Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican in protest over Pope Francis using the word "genocide" to describe the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Francis' use of the word was "unacceptable" and "out of touch with both historical facts and legal basis."
"Religious offices are not places through which hatred and animosity are fueled by unfounded allegations," Cavusoglu added in a Tweet. more >>
Those waiting for a glimpse of Kate Middleton may have to wait a few more weeks before they can see the young royal as the Duchess of Cambridge is currently on her maternity leave. She began her maternity leave on March 28, the day after making three public appearances in London with her husband.
Though the Duchess and Prince William have yet to confirm her exact due date, it has been reported that the royal is set to give birth on April 25. The Duchess herself said that she is due in the second half of this month sometime between April 15 to April 30.
As the due date nears, royal sources have begun to give a preview of what the public can expect when the couple's second child is born. more >>
It is one of the most exciting derbies in English football as Manchester United host neighbors Manchester City at Old Trafford in the English Premier League on Sunday. Kick off is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET and the game can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The race for the Premier League title may almost be over already with Chelsea having a comfortable lead heading into the final stages of the season, but the race for UEFA Champions League spots are still up for grabs, and there is a fierce battle for top four spots.
United and City are currently only separated by one point, with United holding third place with 62 points, and City in fourth place, meaning they currently are occupying the final qualifying spot for next year's top European competition. Although if they finish fourth, City will have a more difficult route, having to take part in earlier Champions League games just to get through to the main group stages. more >>
Barcelona travel to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday with a start time of 2 p.m. ET, and the game is available to watch online through live stream (details below).
Both teams are in excellent forms as Sevilla have won five straight matches. They are currently fifth in the La Liga table and are only one point behind Valencia for the UEFA Champions League spot.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are atop the table with 74 points, four points above rivals Real Madrid who are second. more >>
Real Madrid look to extend their winning streak to three games as they host Eibar at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday. The game will kick off at 10 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Madrid are currently second in the La Liga, four points behind leaders Barcelona with only a handful of games remaining in their season.
Following their 2-1 loss to the Catalan team, Madrid responded with a big 9-1 thrashing of Granada. more >>
The openly atheist Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, held on Thursday a "tense meeting" with Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Kirill told Tsipras that only a "spiritual base" can bring social justice to a nation.
AFP reported that the meeting occurred in Moscow, during Tsipras' state visit to Russia.
After congratulating Tsipras on his election victory in January, Kirill said: more >>