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Kremlin promises to defend Russian Orthodox Christians in Ukraine

Russia will protect Orthodox believers in Ukraine if religious disputes go beyond lawful confrontation, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said, adding that Moscow would only use political and diplomatic methods. Peskov told reporters on Friday that if the developments in Ukraine “entered the sphere of unlawful activities” Moscow will protect the interests of Orthodox Christians just as it ...

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Pompeo promises a ‘series of actions’ against Venezuela in the ‘coming days’

Washington has promised to increase pressure on Venezuela in the coming days, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowing to take a “series of actions” against the government of Nicolas Maduro in the “best interest” of Venezuelans. Refusing to specify the details of Washington’s plan, Pompeo noted that the US is “determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their ...

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Bolton promises ‘much stronger’ response if chemical weapons used in Syria

US national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the US, France and UK will launch a ‘much stronger’ response to any chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the US bolsters its regional military presence in preparation. “We’ve tried to convey the message in recent days that if there’s a third use of chemical weapons, the response will be much ...

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Russia’s defense minister promises more military career opportunities for women

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has disclosed plans to expand the list of military roles that can be undertaken by female cadets and students – both in military schools and universities with military education centers. “Every year we receive hundreds of letters and inquests, we are facing the same question over and over again: why young men can undergo military ...

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Pope Francis promises zero tolerance for pedophile priests after Pennsylvania abuse revelations

Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance,” decades of sexual abuse by priests, and regrets that some can not stand trial as the Catholic Church faces backlash and falling donations over 300 “predator priests.” “I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by ...

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Russian space boss Rogozin promises ‘serious battle’ with foreign competitors

The head of the Russian state-run space corporation Roskosmos has acknowledged the partial loss of leading positions on world markets, but promised that a “serious battle” with competitors would restore the situation. “We are not going to cede our leadership in space to anyone. We respect our country and we will give a serious battle to our competitors, I promise ...

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Greek inferno death toll rises to 80, Russia promises help (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The death toll from the raging wildfires in Greece’s Attica region has risen to 80, while up to 100 people are still missing. Moscow has expressed readiness to help Athens battle the fires and deal with the aftermath. Most people have died in the eastern resort town of Mati, which was struck by a flash fire. The streets of the ...

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Trade war bailout: Trump promises $12bn in emergency aid to US farmers

The Trump administration has unveiled plans to offer billions of dollars in aid for farmers hurt by the escalating trade war. US farmers have been hit by retaliatory tariffs on goods like soybeans, pork, and beef. “President Trump has promised since day one that he had the back of every farmer and rancher,” Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told reporters ...

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Only yes means yes: Spain promises new sexual consent law

Spain’s socialist government has vowed to introduce a new ‘only yes means yes’ sexual consent law to remove any ambiguities in rape cases following outrage over the verdict in the recent ‘La Manada’ gang rape case. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told parliament that under the new measure sex without explicit consent would constitute rape. “To be clear, ladies and ...

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Pass the peace pipe: US promises Germany to leave Russian gas pipeline alone

Germany’s Economy Ministry said Berlin was assured by the United States that any punitive measures introduced against Moscow wouldn’t affect the building of gas pipelines from Russia. The ministry’s spokesperson said Germany opposed sanctions with extraterritorial effect but, in the specific case of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany, guidelines that had been provided by Washington ...

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