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Independence decree presented to Ukrainian Orthodox bishop

Independence decree presented to Ukrainian Orthodox bishopISTANBUL (AP) — The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on Sunday presented a decree of independence to the head of the nascent Orthodox Church of Ukraine, formally severing it from the Russian Orthodox Church.



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President cheers as Ukraine on cusp of church independence

President cheers as Ukraine on cusp of church independencePoroshenko’s comments came after the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, home to the global spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians, announced it had drafted a constitutional charter for an “autocephalous”, or self-governing, Ukrainian church. Ukraine’s push to create an independent church has incensed Moscow at a time of escalating crisis between the two neighbors following Russia’s capture of three Ukrainian vessels that Kiev fears may be a precursor to a full-scale invasion. Relations collapsed following Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and the outbreak of a Kremlin-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 10,000 people.



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Senate race in Indiana tests 'Hoosier' independence from Trump

Senate race in Indiana tests 'Hoosier' independence from TrumpIncumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and his Republican challenger, Mike Braun, are suddenly locked in a tight Senate race.



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Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh Confirmation

Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh ConfirmationAddressing the bitter, partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court



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Brett Kavanaugh Flip-Flops On Importance Of Judicial Independence From The President

Brett Kavanaugh Flip-Flops On Importance Of Judicial Independence From The PresidentWASHINGTON ― Judge Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly stressed Wednesday that he views



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Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years

Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six yearsHong Kong’s leading independence activist was jailed for six years Monday for his involvement in some of the city’s worst protest violence for decades. Edward Leung was convicted in May of rioting over the 2016 running battles with police, when demonstrators hurled bricks torn up from pavements and set rubbish alight in the commercial district of Mong Kok. Handing down his jail term, Judge Anthea Pang said Leung actively participated in the riots and described his actions as “wanton and vicious”.



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Yemen's southern separatists: thirsting for lost independence

Yemen's southern separatists: thirsting for lost independenceYemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher on Sunday accused southern separatists of attempting a coup in the interim capital of Aden after they took over the government headquarters. South Yemen was an independent state — with former British colony Aden as its capital — from its formation in 1967 until 1990, when it was unified with North Yemen under northern leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Four years later, it launched a separatist rebellion which culminated in its occupation by northern forces.



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60,000 join far-right march on Poland's Independence Day

60,000 join far-right march on Poland's Independence DayWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of nationalists marched in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in Warsaw Saturday, as Poles celebrated their country's Independence Day.



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On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrong

On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrongSUMMARY: The drawn-out drama over independence for Catalonia, Spain’s prosperous, tourist-friendly northeast, took an ominous turn as the regional parliament voted to secede—and Madrid responded by taking control of the provincial government.



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Kurds, still hoping for independence, fight on after losing Kirkuk

Kurds, still hoping for independence, fight on after losing KirkukIraqi Kurds, who voted for independence in a nonbinding referendum, have lost oil-rich Kirkuk to government forces, allegedly supported by Iranian militias. Kurdish leaders accuse the U.S. of helping their enemies, including known terrorists.



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