Pro-Russian people celebrate in the central square in Sevastopol, Ukraine, late Sunday, March 16, 2014. Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. The United States and Europe condemned the ballot as illegal and destabilizing and were expected to slap sanctions against Russia for it.(AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

Putin recognizes Crimean independence

Moscow showed no signs of flinching in the dispute that has roiled Ukraine since Russian troops took effective control of the strategic Blac…

Juan Martin Torresi arrives at the 1-11-14 slum's church to attend a mass in honor of Pope Francis in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, March 13, 2014. On the day of the first anniversary of the Pope's election, people from the 1-11-14 slum gather at their church to watch an interview that Pope Francis gave recently from his residence at the Vatican to FM Bajo Flores, a community radio station that broadcasts from the slum. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Francis celebrates one year as pope

As Argentina's top Roman Catholic leader before he was elected pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio assigned many priests to parishes in the crowded …

President Barack Obama, right, talks with Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Obama welcomed Ukraine’s new prime minister as the U.S. seeks to highlight ties with the former Soviet republic now caught in a diplomatic battle between East and West.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

UN is discussing Ukraine resolution

The U.N. Security Council is discussing a possible resolution that would reaffirm Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and addres…