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Ukraine votes to hand landmark Kiev church to Constantinople

Ukraine votes to hand landmark Kiev church to Constantinople

Ukraine's parliament on Thursday voted to hand over a landmark Kiev church to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate after it agreed to recognise the independence of Ukraine's Orthodox Church. The move is seen as a step towards the Constantinople Patriarchate granting independence to the...

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UK PM says open to longer post-Brexit transition

UK PM says open to longer post-Brexit transition

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Thursday she was considering extending the transition period after Brexit for a few months to give time to agree a new trade deal with the European Union. "A further idea that has emerged, and it is an idea at this stage, is to create an...

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Dutch pull out of Saudi conference over missing journalist - ANP

Dutch pull out of Saudi conference over missing journalist - ANP

The Dutch finance minister has scrapped plans to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia due to concerns over the disappearance of a dissident journalist, news agency ANP reported on Thursday. Wopka Hoekstra will not attend next week's meetings in Riyadh after journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

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Critics slam Seoul for denying refugee status to Yemenis

Critics slam Seoul for denying refugee status to Yemenis

South Korean progressives are criticizing their government for rejecting a plea for refugee status by nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival on the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this year triggered an anti-immigration uproar. Justice Party spokesman Choi...

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