Britain and Russia lock horns as Moscow cuts UK diplomats

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow has told Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia as a standoff deepened over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Pope baptizes Italy ‘migrant hero’ at Easter Eve service

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday led an Easter vigil service, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian migrant beggar who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief wielding a cleaver. | Israel threatens to expand response if Gaza clashes go on

Israel says it will target militant groups inside Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, a day after 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in the area’s deadliest violence in four years.