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Freedom of worship? US encourages Ukraine to create independent Orthodox Church

Washington has voiced “strong support” for an autocephalous Orthodox community in Ukraine, while the Russian Orthodox Church has accused the Constantinople Patriarchate of betraying its faith to cater to US political interests. While the Russian government has refused to intervene in Church affairs, Washington, which has little to do with the Orthodox world, reiterated “its strong support” for Ukraine’s Orthodox ...

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Trump slams ‘too independent’ Fed as his ‘biggest threat’

Trump is making it clear he’s “not happy” with the behavior of the Federal Reserve, which he blamed for last week’s market crash. The Fed hiked short-term interest rates three times this year and plans to do so again before 2019. In an interview with Fox Business anchor Trish Regan, the president complained the Fed was behaving too independently and ...

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Russian Orthodox Church will ‘cut ties’ with Constantinople if it makes Ukrainian Church independent

The Russian Orthodox Church will break all relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate if it grants independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is still a part of the Moscow Patriarchate, a senior Russian cleric said. The Constantinople Patriarch’s decision to send two of his high representatives to Kiev has provoked angry reaction in the Moscow Patriarchate that considered the move ...

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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and commercial sector — with the letter to the Sunday Telegraph being inked with signatures from the leaders of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, BT ...

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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and commercial sector — with the letter to the Sunday Telegraph being inked with signatures from the leaders of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, BT ...

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Amnesty vows “full & independent external inquiries” into 2 staff suicides in recent months

Amnesty International has promised independent external inquiries into the suicides of two of its employees in the past three months. In a farewell note, one of the victims said he did not get the help he’d wanted from the NGO. Roz McGregor, 28, a paid intern within the group that lobbied at the UN in Geneva, took her life this ...

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Independent probe needed into deadly Saudi attack on bus in Yemen – UNSC

The United Nations Security Council believes a credible and transparent probe is needed into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a bus in Yemen, in which dozens of children were killed, according to the British envoy to the UN. “They expressed their grave concern at these, and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation,” ...

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‘Buffer zone’ for independent California: New Calexit plan would give Native Americans half of state

Supporters of a long-running effort to see California secede from the United States have revamped their plans to include the creation of an “autonomous Native American nation,” which would encompass almost half of the new state. ‘Calexit’ supporters were given the go-ahead in April this year to begin collecting signatures to get the question of Californian independence on a special ...

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Facebook independent research commission, Social Science One, will share a petabyte of user interactions

Back in April, Facebook announced it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company’s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it’s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte’s worth ...

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Merkel slams Trump’s ‘Russian captive’ comment, defends Berlin’s ‘independent policies’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a curt rebuke of Donald Trump and his assertion that Germany is a “captive” of Russia, telling journalists in Brussels that Berlin is a sovereign nation that makes its own decisions. Read more Having just arrived in Brussels for the start of a two-day NATO summit, Merkel found herself swamped by media pressing her ...

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