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Femen protest against Pope’s visit to European Parliament

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Baring breasts in St. Peter’s Square: Femen activists protest Pope Francis

The archbishop who chairs the board of Catholic Relief Services says the charity is taking a “close look” at its partnerships and affiliations to ensure fidelity to Catholic teaching. But some of the organization’s leading critics are concerned the new protocols are not going far enough to address the “scandal” that has enveloped the organization. CRS, the bishops’ international relief organization, has been the subject of ongoing criticism for many of its partnerships and continued funding of organizations operating in conflict with Church teaching, with some >>>

Femen ladies in leather skirts protest at Vatican – boobs and all

Three members of the group showed up wearing nothing but leather mini-skirts, flowers in their hair and lettering on their bare chests to protest an upcoming visit by Pope Francis to the European Parliament. Police quickly intervened as the women got down on all fours and feigned intercourse with crucifixes. According to a statement on the group's website, the Femen protest was against the "One woman bore the words "The Pope is not a politician" on her bosom. Pope Francis will visit the European Parliament on November 25 in Strasbourg, where he intends to speak with delegates. Femen's >>>

Vatican: Topless Femen Protestors Simulate Sex With Crucifixes While Decrying …

Three topless Femen demonstrators have been dragged away from St. Peter's Square after simulating anal sex with crucifixes in a protest against the Pope outside the Vatican.  The women crouched on all fours and re-enacted sex with crosses while shouting anti-papal remarks including "a world without religion, a parliament without a pope" and "god is not a magician, pope is not a politician". It is thought the women, who had "the pope is not a politician" daubed across their breasts, were protesting against Pope Francis' planned visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg >>>

Hollande et les Femen, Sarkozy dans les Guignols, Nabilla dans Touche pas à …

Alors que François Hollande se rend au laboratoire des histoires en début de semaine, il est interpellé devant la presse par deux Femen. « Un acte politique ou une exhibition sexuelle » ? La question a été posée au Président de la République.Le grand retour de Nicolas Sarkozy est entaché par diverses affaires judiciaires, concernant notamment des dépenses irrégulières faites au sein de l’UMP. Les Guignols ont donc profité de l’occasion pour faire une vidéo parodique de la célèbre pub Fortuneo « J’aime ma banque », mettant en scène l’ancien chef d’état et son parti >>>

Topless Femen protest Putin’s presence at Asia-Europe Meeting

Ukrainian protest group Femen pose topless in a demonstration against Putin’s attendance at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) being held in Milan, Italy. The demonstration took place outside Milan’s central cathedral on Thursday October 16. On the sidelines of the meeting, bilateral talks are expected between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.At euronews we believe in the intelligence of our viewers and we think that the mission of a news channel is to deliver facts without any opinion or bias, so that the viewers can form their own opinion on world >>>

Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press MILAN (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's diplomatic blitz on Ukraine got off to a rocky start Thursday when he kept German Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for a meeting then showed up in the middle of a dinner with European and Asian leaders.Putin is looking to get relief from Western economic sanctions imposed since Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and its support for a pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine.To that end, he has scheduled >>>

Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's diplomatic blitz on Ukraine got off to a rocky start Thursday when he kept German Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for a meeting then showed up in the middle of a dinner with European and Asian leaders.Putin is looking to get relief from Western economic sanctions imposed since Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and its support for a pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine.To that end, he has scheduled a series of meetings on the sidelines of a two-day ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders, including a breakfast >>>

Femen wasn’t first to employ bloody twist on ice bucket challenge

This week, Femen protesters drenched themselves in simulated blood to express their outrage over Russian president Vladimir Putin's treatment of Ukraine. But this isn't the first time that fake blood has replaced ice-cube-filled water to get a political point across. In September, a Philadelphia youth council called In Defense of Black Bodies posted a blood-bucket video on YouTube to oppose racism in America. The images are accompanied by the song "Strange Fruit" by Nina Simone. In Defense of Black Bodies charges the United States with "committing genocide against black bodies by means of mass >>>