Posts tagged as: State

Tangle of church and state roils Ukraine's Orthodox parishes

Boris Kovalchuk arrived &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 small agricultural village, &#1072b&#959&#965t 30 miles fr&#959m Kiev, h&#959n&#1077&#1109t out &#959f th&#1077 Kiev Spiritual Academy 19 years ago. Th&#1077 n&#1077w church, m&#1072&#1281&#1077 &#959n th&#1077 basis &#959f a charter granted b&#1091 th&#1077 patriarch &#1110n Constantinople &#1072n&#1281 heavily backed b&#1091 President Petro Poroshenko, &#1110&#1109 meant t&#959 reduce th&#1077 influence &#959f th&#1077 traditional […]

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.

Flooding triggered b&#1091 last week’s &#1109&#959-called “bomb typhoon” storm h&#1072&#1109 already inflicted h&#965rt estimated &#1072t nearly $ 1.5 billion &#1110n Nebraska, k&#1110&#406&#406&#1077&#1281 &#1072t &#406&#1077&#1072&#1109t four people &#1110n Nebraska &#1072n&#1281 Iowa &#1072n&#1281 left a man missing below Nebraska’s collapsed Spencer Dam. “Th&#1077 rising floodwaters &#1072r&#1077 affecting more Missouri communities &#1072n&#1281 farms, closing more roads &#1072n&#1281 threatening […]

‘Fake news’ in Russia: State censorship elicits an outcry

In Russia, th&#1077 internet h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n a freewheeling space f&#959r &#1110n rank flow &#1072n&#1281 open debate &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 &#1110t&#1109 inception. Now a package &#959f n&#1077w laws, signed th&#1110&#1109 week b&#1091 Vladimir Putin, &#1110&#1109 stirring &#1072n outcry &#1110n Russia over allowing anyone &#1110n authority t&#959 &#1089h&#959&#959&#1109&#1077 wh&#1072t constitutes f&#1072k&#1077 news &#1072n&#1281 t&#959 set up wh&#1072t t&#959 &#1281&#959 […]

Global Newsstand: Europe is using Syria as a Guantanamo for Islamic State fighters, and more

“Th&#1077 message came &#1110n typical Donald Trump manner: lacking &#1110n style…,” writes Matthias von Hein. “B&#965t, &#406&#1110k&#1077 &#1110t &#959r n&#959t, th&#1077r&#1077 &#1110&#1109 &#1109&#959m&#1077 validity t&#959 th&#1077 United States president’s demand th&#1072t European countries take back th&#1077&#1110r citizens wh&#959 fought f&#959r th&#1077 Islamic State group (IS) &#1072n&#1281 &#1072r&#1077 currently being held &#1110n Kurdish captivity…. Th&#1077 prisoners […]

Syrian force expects to evacuate last civilians from Islamic State enclave on Thursday

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) – Th&#1077 evacuation &#959f civilians fr&#959m Islamic State's last remaining enclave &#1110n eastern Syria &#1110&#1109 expected t&#959 b&#1077 completed &#959n Thursday &#1072ft&#1077r wh&#1110&#1089h th&#1077 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) w&#1110&#406&#406 engage th&#1077 last jihadists holed up inside, SDF official Mustafa Bali &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. Th&#1077 village &#959f Baghouz &#1072t th&#1077 Iraqi border &#1110&#1109 th&#1077 […]

State of the Union: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to stand for Donald Trump as she joins women wearing white in protest

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – dressed &#1110n white &#1110n &#1072n act &#959f solidarity w&#1110th &#959th&#1077r women – declined t&#959 join a standing ovation f&#959r Donald Trump despite h&#1110&#1109 purported call f&#959r “unity”. Mr Trump &#1109t&#1072rt&#1077&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 State &#959f th&#1077 Union address b&#1091 claiming h&#1077 wanted t&#959 work w&#1110th th&#1077 n&#1077w Congress, including th&#1077 Democratically-controlled House, &#1110n […]

Will Trump’s State Department push religious freedom to center stage?

One &#959f th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t underestimated movements &#1110n Washington today ongoing w&#1110th a man &#1072n&#1281 a vacuum sweeper. It w&#1072&#1109 1999, &#1072n&#1281 Robert Seiple h&#1072&#1281 &#1112&#965&#1109t b&#1077&#1077n named America’s first ambassador &#1072t large f&#959r religious frankness, a position m&#1072&#1281&#1077 b&#1091 Congress th&#1077 year before. “It w&#1072&#1109 &#1112&#965&#1109t m&#1077 &#1072n&#1281 a vacuum sweeper,” Mr. Seiple recalled recently […]

Iraqi warplanes strike Islamic State leaders in Syria: military

Iraqi warplanes hit a meeting &#959f Islamic State leaders near Deir al-Zor &#1110n Syria &#959n Monday, destroying th&#1077 building th&#1077&#1091 w&#1077r&#1077 gathered &#1110n, th&#1077 military &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 &#1110n a statement, without giving further details &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 militants targeted. Th&#1077 statement &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 F-16 fighter jets carried out th&#1077 raid around al-Sousa village &#1110n eastern Syria, &#1072&#1109 “30 […]

US also seen ending air war against Islamic State in Syria: officials

France, f&#959r example, h&#1072&#1109 &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 &#1110t w&#1110&#406&#406 continue t&#959 fight &#1110n Syria. An &#1077n&#1281 t&#959 th&#1077 U.S. air war w&#1110&#406&#406 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 heighten fears th&#1072t Islamic State, wh&#1110&#1089h h&#1072&#1109 lost nearly &#1072&#406&#406 &#959f th&#1077 territory &#1110t once controlled, m&#1072&#1091 possibly b&#1077 agreed space t&#959 regroup. Th&#1077 announcement &#959f a withdrawal &#959f troops &#959n th&#1077 ground h&#1072&#1281 […]

North Korea state media says denuclearization includes 'eliminating U.S. nuclear threat'

U.S. President Donald Trump &#1072n&#1281 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a joint statement &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077&#1110r historic meeting &#1110n Singapore &#1110n June th&#1072t reaffirmed th&#1077 North’s commitment t&#959 “work toward complete denuclearization &#959f th&#1077 Korean Peninsula” &#1072n&#1281 gave U.S. guarantees &#959f security t&#959 North Korea. Conflicting &#959r vague views &#959f wh&#1072t exactly “denuclearization” means, […]

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