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Russian priests break silence on opposition crackdown

Russian priests break silence on opposition crackdown

Dozens of Orthodox priests took Russians by surprise this week to defend jailed anti-government protesters, breaking ranks with Church authorities who for years have aligned themselves with the Kremlin.Experts say the move is part of a quiet revolution in the

Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over Israeli unity government

Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over Israeli unity government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were in a standoff over calls for a unity government on Thursday as election results put the premier's long tenure at risk.In a major development following Tuesday's polls, Netanya

Football hate crime soars in England and Wales

Football hate crime soars in England and Wales

Hate crime reports at football matches in England and Wales rose by almost 50 percent during the 2018/19 season compared to the previous campaign, government figures showed on Thursday.Incidents of hate crime were reported at 193 matches between August 1, 2018

Citing corruption, US slashes Afghan aid days before election

Citing corruption, US slashes Afghan aid days before election

The United States on Thursday accused Afghanistan's government of failing to fight corruption and cut more than $160 million in direct funding, little over a week before the country's elections.While Washington has long complained of graft by its ally, the h