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What's happening in Europe on Saturday:

+ Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout

+ Pope Francis meets the press

+ Trio back to Earth after space station mission

BRUSSELS/NICOSIA: Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund strike a deal to bail out Cyprus with aid of up to 10 billion euros. Picture. Video. (EU-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-EUROZONE-CYPRUS)

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis holds a special audience with hundreds of journalists in the Vatican as he takes his first steps in an already historic papacy. From 1000 GMT. (VATICAN-RELIGION-POPE). Picture. Video.

ARKALYK, Kazakhstan: A Soyuz capsule with two Russians and an American on board touched down in the Kazakh steppe at 0305 GMT following the trio's mission to the International Space Station. Picture (RUSSIA-US-SPACE)

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MOSCOW: Russian opposition leaders vow to stage a rally in central Moscow at 0900 GMT calling for the release of "political prisoners" who were jailed during last year's protests against Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency. Picture (RUSSIA-POLITICS)

ROME: Italian parliament meets to try to resolve the deadlock since inconclusive elections last month. (ITALY-POLITICS)

LVIV, Ukraine: Members of Ukraine's nationalist opposition in the west of the country plan a mass rally at 1500 GMT against the at-times pro-Russian policies of President President Viktor Yanukovych, who is also accused of widespread corruption. (UKRAINE-POLITICS)

STOCKHOLM: A funeral service is held for Sweden's Princess Lilian, a Welsh-born commoner who stole Swedes' hearts by waiting three decades to marry her lifelong love Prince Bertil and who died Sunday at the age of 97. Funeral starts at 1200 GMT.(SWEDEN-ROYALS-PEOPLE). Picture.

MADRID: Spain's Indignados (Indignant) protest movement holds a rally at 1700 GMT in central Madrid. Picture. (FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-SPAIN)

-- SATURDAY SPORTS --

MANCHESTER/LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom: Manchester United, 12 points clear at the top of the English Premier League, take on strugglers Reading at Old Trafford, as nearest rivals Manchester City head to Everton. 1345 GMT Everton v Manchester City, 1830 GMT Manchester United v Reading (FBL-ENG-PR). Picture.

MADRID: Second-placed Real Madrid can cut the gap at the top of La Liga to 10 points, with leaders Barcelona due to play on Sunday. Kick-off 1900 GMT. (FBL-ESP-LIGA). Picture.

MILAN: Serie A leaders Juventus travel to mid-table Bologna, knowing a win can take them 12 points clear at the top of the Italian league before their nearest rivals play on Sunday. Kick-off 1945 GMT. (FBL-ITA-SERIEA). Picture.

ROME/CARDIFF/PARIS: Wales are out to stop England achieving a Grand Slam -- and take the rugby union Six Nations title themselves -- while France attempt to secure their first victory in the tournament to avoid a humiliating last place. Kick-off 1430 GMT Italy v Ireland, 1700 GMT Wales v England, 2000 GMT France v Scotland. (RUGBYU-6NATIONS). Picture.

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