Pope Francis, who last year unexpectedly visited the Russian embassy in Rome, has expressed concerns about what he calls “the great pain” suffered by the people of Ukraine, where the government fears that Russia is preparing a major military offensive. His words came while former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in Ukraine on Sunday after the Western NATO military alliance failed to unite on sending tanks to the war-facing nation over the weekend.
A Christian teacher in England may be permanently prohibited from teaching in the UK after referring to a female transgender student as a “girl” and telling another student he is opposed to same-sex marriage, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
CIA Director William Burns visited Kyiv last week to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a US official said Thursday, in the latest example of high-level contacts between the US and Ukraine.
The Kremlin said on Monday that the tanks Britain plans to send to Ukraine “will burn,” warning the West that supplying a new round of more advanced weapons to Ukraine would not change the course of the war.
Ukraine faced “terror on New Year’s Eve” as Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine on Saturday, killing at least one person in the capital Kyiv and injuring more, authorities said.
One of Russia’s most extensive bombardments since the war began, was underway in Ukraine on Thursday with missiles fired from the sea and land, injuring several people, authorities said.
As European legislators prepared for their long Christmas holidays, Hungary’s prime minister advised them not to return.
The chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency has warned that Iran plans to deliver more weapons to Russia, while Tehran continues to deny that it has supported Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Director of the UK March for Life has been arrested, searched, and criminally charged for silently praying near an abortion clinic in England’s city of Birmingham, ADF UK reports.
A high-ranking UK government lawyer admitted last week that it was wrong of Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service to have argued that sections of the Bible are ‘no longer appropriate in modern society’ when it charged a Christian street preacher with committing a ‘hate crime,’ Christian Concern (CC) reports.
Thai military officials say 31 sailors are missing after their warship carrying more than 100 crew capsized and sank during a storm in the Gulf of Thailand.
The U.S. warns that Russia and Iran’s relationship has turned into a “full-fledged” defense partnership adding to concerns their cooperation will lead to more bloodshed in Ukraine and elsewhere, including Israel.
A prominent Belarusian opposition leader serving an 11-year prison sentence for helping organize anti-government protests was in stable condition Wednesday after being rushed to hospital, her family and allies say.
The Treasury Department granted permission Saturday for oil giant Chevron to produce and export oil from Venezuela following the South American country’s decision to restart talks with opposition groups.
Hungary’s controversial prime minister says his country will only consider ratifying NATO military alliance membership of Finland and Sweden next year.
Europe saw over 500 documented Anti-Christian Hate Crimes in 2021, the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians (OIDAC) says in its annual report available online. In addition to the incidents documented, OIDAC attests there is a “reasonable probability” of even higher numbers of incidents that were not reported on.
Bulgaria, once labeled the “sixteenth republic” of the Soviet empire for its obedient allegiance to Moscow, should send military aid to Ukraine, the parliament decided Thursday.
U.S. President Joe Biden has come under pressure ahead of mid-term elections for saying there is “going to be a new world order” that the United States must lead.
Britain’s new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has faced opposition in Parliament for the first time since he was elected as the nation’s first British Asian government leader. Sunak was confronted with questions after less than two days on the job.
While the US Biden administration has stated access to gender-affirming care for children must be expanded, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has announced plans to restrict transgender treatment for under-18s, including banning puberty blockers outside of clinical trials.