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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sympathy Pours In as Death Makes News Worldwide

President Boris Yeltsin joined leaders around the world in expressing grief over the death of Princess Diana on Monday, and said her charity work was an example wealthy Russians could learn from.


"I express feelings of deepest sympathy for the whole British people who have declared this day a day of mourning," Yeltsin said, speaking at a Moscow school. "She was loved, you understand, and is loved by the Russians."


In June 1995, Diana made a two-day trip to Moscow, visiting a children's hospital and a charity she supported.


"I think she was one of the most active in that field, and of course one can take her as an example for others. She did a lot in that area, very much, for Russia especially," Yeltsin said, adding "We have many people who could share their incomes, but so far they don't do it so much."


At the Vatican, Pope John Paul II sent his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II, saying he is "deeply saddened at the news of the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales."


U.S. President Bill Clinton wrote to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, saying "all of us have lost a friend and a strong voice for those less fortunate.


"Please accept our personal condolences, as well as those of the American people," Clinton said in the letter, a copy of which was released by the White House on Monday.


In Oslo, Norway, delegates at an international conference on reducing anti-personnel mines stood for a minute of silence to honor Diana and her high-profile campaign against the weapons.


Angola's government said in a statement: "The people of all Africa have lost a tireless campaigner for the causes of peace, prosperity and well-being."


In London, traders observed one minute of silence at the London Stock Exchange, the Lloyd's of London insurance market and several big futures exchanges. ()