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Visitors talk near Paul Cezanne’s ‘Les Pommes,’ during a preview of Sotheby’s  Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The first of New York’s famous spring auctions got off to a strong start with Sotheby’s solid sale of Impressionist and modern art last night t(...)

Spain’s largest telephone company Telefonica plans to sell shares of its Colombian division as early as this year after halting an initial publ(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis appears at the window of his future private apartment to bless the faithful, gathered below in St Peter's Square. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

More than 100,000 people gathered to hear Pope Francis say his first Angelus from the papal apartments at the Vatican this afternoon In (...)

N ot since Fidel Castro was in his 1960s revolutionary pomp has a Latin America n leader captured the world’s a(...)

NEW YORK TIMES : “With a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chape(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis  conducts a blessing as he appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Photograph:
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

It has happened. People around here have been talking about it for years and years but it has finally happened. The cardinals of the Cath(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina at the Vatican last night. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The choice of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to take office as Pope Francis I is an extraordinary leap away from the conservative and cautious nature(...)

Andrew Brown Lee, a Falklands islander at  the vote counting at the Town Hall in Stanley  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule in a referendum aimed at winning global sympathy as Arge(...)

Sri Lanka's Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, arrives to lead Mass at the San Lorenzo In Lucino church in Rome today. With the vast majority of Catholics now living outside Europe, there is growing pressure for a pontiff from another part of the world. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

Roman Catholic cardinals prayed today for spiritual guidance ahead of a closed-door conclave to choose a new pope to lead the church at one of (...)

Members of the fire and rescue service set a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Vatican workers hoisted a chimney onto the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Saturday in readiness for the conclave of Catholic cardinals that will(...)

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