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19th Feb 2019

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Ukraine splits from Russian orthodox church

Growing tensions since Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine on Thursday lead to a historic split of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians, as the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul allowed Kiev to establish an independent church. Kiev sees it is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs, while Moscow warned it would split the Orthodox world and trigger clashes over possession of major monasteries.

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British MPs condemn Facebook CEO's misrule

Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed "profound failure of governance within Facebook", British MPs said, while blaming Zuckerberg for his contempt for democratic scrutiny.

Opinion

EU's chance to step up on Hungary and Poland

Viktor Orban of Hungary and Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski seem to share the idea that the rights of some may come at the expense of the rights of others, and public institutions should serve the majority, and not all citizens.

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