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Church victories over politics

International | The Ukrainian church breaks away from Russia while churches in Bulgaria gain protection
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/07/19, 01:20 pm

UKRAINE: The leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide recognized the independence of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

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Five missing U.S. Marines declared dead

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/18, 10:34 am

The U.S. military on Tuesday ended search and rescue efforts for five missing Marines aboard a refueling plane that collided with a U.S. fighter jet last week off the southwest coast of Japan. A KC-130 Hercules refueling plane and an F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed into each other on Thursday during a training run after taking off from a base in Iwakuni, Japan. The military planes plummeted into the sea 200 miles south of the island of Shikoku.

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Canada arrests Chinese executive at U.S. request

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/06/18, 11:32 am

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday demanded that Canadian authorities release the executive of a top Chinese telecom company after she was detained at the request of the United States. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, was changing flights in Vancouver, British Columbia, when Canadian authorities detained her over “unspecified charges” she faces in New York, the company said in a statement. Meng could be extradited to the United States. China called on the two countries to reveal the reason behind her arrest. U.S. Sen.

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