Kiev proclaims its own Orthodox church, hails ‘unification’ after holding ‘schismatic’ council

Ukraine has created an Orthodox church of its own, proclaiming “independence from Moscow.” While the majority of its hierarchs represented schismatic “churches,” Kiev authorities have hailed a supposed “unity” they have achieved. The so-called “unity council” took place on Saturday in Kiev, with the country’s president Petro Poroshenko and other top officials in attendance. The […]

Elon Musk agrees that Trump ‘screwed’ him after joining White House council

Evan Vucci / AP Tesla CEO Elon Musk agrees that Trump “screwed” him after the Tesla CEO joined the White House economic advisory council. Musk left the council in 2017 after Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. “I did my absolute best,” Musk said in a new interview for the Recode […]

Property news: Council tax should be scrapped and replaced with THIS, experts say

Council tax is a local taxation system which is used in England, Scotland and Wales. The bill sees anyone who lives in a domestic property, and does not qualify for an exemption, paying a fee to their local government authority in order to fund local series such as rubbish collection, road repairs, and transport. The […]

Got your popcorn? Trump's Security Council performance could be more than just Iran bashing

Donald Trump is expected to push the international community to embrace Washington’s hardline approach towards Tehran during a rare address at the UN Security Council – but the open-ended agenda leaves room for surprises. The US president will chair a meeting of the 15-member council, which focuses on global security issues, a day after speaking […]

Peter, 96, gets the pip as council won’t empty his green bin with apples in

Peter Jinks, 96, has placed windfall apples in the green bin since it was introduced 10 years ago. But officials say only “grass cuttings and cut-back vegetation” can go in it and residents have to use a domestic waste bin for “windfall fruit”. Outraged Peter, who has an apple tree in his garden, believes he […]

Russia blocks UN Security Council report on North Korea

Russia has decided to halt discussions of a United Nations Security Council report on North Korea, due to disagreement on some of its points and concern over parts of it being leaked before publication, Moscow’s UN envoy has said. Russia has blocked the upcoming report of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea […]

Nikki Haley calls Human Rights Council UN's 'greatest failure' in bid to justify US exit

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has launched another attack on the UN human rights body, calling it a failure for listing such countries as China and Cuba among its members. She had no qualms about Saudi Arabia, though. Haley was speaking at the Heritage Foundation think tank, explaining the reasons for the US […]

Muslim Council of Britain accuses Tory chairman of ignoring calls to tackle Islamophobia (VIDEO)

The Muslim Council of Britain has accused the Tory party chairman of ignoring its calls for an investigation into allegations of anti-Muslim prejudice among Conservatives. The MCB called on the Tories to take immediate action to root out Islamophobia, in its second letter to the party in less than a month. Noting that a previous […]