Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Constantinople

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has ruled that further Eucharistic ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople are impossible, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations …

Explosion reported at ammunition depot in Ukraine

An explosion was reported at an ammunition depot in Ukraine's Chernigov Region, the General Staff of the Ukrainain Armed Forces said on its official Facebook page. "At 3:30am [local time], we received a report from the head of …

EU to lend Ukraine 1 bn euro in new aid package

The European Union agreed to lend Ukraine 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) to encourage the war-torn country's economic stabilisation, the European Commission vice-president in charge of the euro said Friday, France 24 reported. …