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13th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

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THREE COUNTRIES MOVING TOWARDS PEACE IN 2018

5th December 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Cherolyn Amery, Alex Pollock and Donnelly McCleland   News outlets around the world bombard their audience with stories of war, disaster and famine. Seldom do stories of peace and hope make the headlines, and if they do, they usually disappear quickly, or commentators and analysts quickly provide an alternative outlook, focusing on what could…

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MAJOR SPLIT IN THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH

24th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland In a major religious split, the Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the body seen as the spiritual authority of the world’s Orthodox Christians. The break came after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from Moscow. The row is being described as the greatest Orthodox…

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BOLTON FACES TENSE TALKS WITH RUSSIA OVER NUCLEAR TREATY

22nd October 2018 . by incontext_adm

22 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – US National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Mr Trump’s announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty brought sharp criticism on Sunday from…

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RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SPLITS WITH ORTHODOXY’S LEADER IN SEISMIC RIFT OVER UKRAINE

17th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

16 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: ABC NEWS) – Russian Orthodox Church leaders have announced that the church is severing relations with the historical seat of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, opening a major rift in the global Orthodox Church. At a synod in Belarus on Monday, Russian Orthodox Church leaders said the church was cutting…

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TERRIFYING NEW PERSECUTION LAW IN RUSSIA?

16th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

Some emails and WhatsApp messages are doing the rounds, saying that “7,000 Churches [are] Fasting, Praying over Terrifying New Persecution Law”. The information in the message comes from a 2016 article on the Charisma News website (click here for original source). And while there are some elements of truth to it, it is important to…

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO DOWNING OF PLANE

26th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Russian president Vladimir Putin has described the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria as “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances”, in a measured statement that appeared to step back from earlier threats of direct retaliation against Israel made by his defence ministry. Russia had made the threats after a military…

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UKRAINE’S DONETSK SEPARATISTS APPOINT NEW LEADER

12th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Denis Pushilin, the chairman of the “people’s council” of the Russia-backed separatist formation called the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine, has been selected as the acting head of the DNR. Russian media reported on 7 September that Pushilin, 37, had been selected for the post, which was vacated when Donetsk…

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RUSSIA’S FLEET TO COUNTER US MOVES AHEAD OF SYRIAN OFFENSIVE

30th August 2018 . by incontext_adm

30 AUGUST 2018 (SOURCE: ASIA TIMES) – Russia has beefed up its naval presence in the Mediterranean amid claims by Moscow that the United States is poised to launch a strike at Syrian forces preparing for a major offensive in Idlib. Up to 11 Russian warships have crossed the Bosporus as tensions between the US and Syria continue…

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26th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

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