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Estonia blocks Jews escaping Russia

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Jews are reporting they’re being blocked from escaping Russia even though they hold Israeli passports. Hebrew news media has interviewed numerous men and families who, while holding dual citizenship in Russia and ...

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Americans told to leave Russia as war protests grow over army conscription

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The U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Wednesday issued a security alert calling on American citizens to leave Russia immediately. The urgent demand comes as violent protests break out across the former Soviet Union over forced conscription ...

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Have we reached the point of crisis news fatigue?

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The news does not lack from a daily stream of crisis coverage. But there are ways to stay engaged and not become numb to needs. When Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of ...

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McDonald’s to reopen in Ukraine but some locations destroyed

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McDonald’s will reopen some of its restaurants in Ukraine beginning this week. The announcement comes after it assessed the locations destroyed by Russian missiles and mortars, and is a sign of hope ...

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From shoeboxes to war zones: how Samaritan’s Purse became a $1 billion humanitarian aid powerhouse

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Each week, in a hulking warehouse in the small mountain town of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Samaritan’s Purse employees load semi trailers full of supplies for the people of Ukraine: medicines, food, tarps, ...

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As Ukraine sees major victories, Russian media changes tone

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As Russian forces retreat in the face of huge Ukrainian advances to take back their territory, Russian state-run media is starting to crack. The Putin-controlled media outlets, which almost exclusively dominates cable ...

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Russia retreating from Kharkiv as Ukraine counterattacks

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Russia is retreating from positions around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. As Ukraine accelerates its offensive against invading troops in the south and east, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Saturday that it was pulling ...

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New York Jets donate $1 million to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland

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The New York Jets football team is stepping up to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The CityServe Krakow Housing Project will receive $1 million to provide a safe home for families that ...

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400 Baptist churches among thousands lost in Russian war on Ukraine

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Over 400 Ukrainian Baptist congregations have been lost in Russia’s war on Ukraine, says Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary President Yaroslav Pyzh. The number is striking, considering that Ukraine’s protestant population is already ...

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Franklin Graham says ministries have not forgotten Ukrainian people

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  Although it is easy to forget about the plight of the Ukrainian people as Russia’s brutal invasion and war drag on, evangelist Franklin Graham continues to work with the needy. Graham, ...

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Israel News Briefs

James Bond composer, American views toward Israel, Biden on nukes, and Ukrainian Aid make up today’s Israel News Briefs. Poll: Younger Americans more negative towards Israel A new Pew report found that 56% of ...

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Kids pick up crayons to draw their war experiences around the world

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“They still draw pictures!” So wrote the editors of an influential collection of children’s art that was compiled in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. Eighty years later, war continues to upend children’s lives in ...

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Christians who escaped horrors of war return to aid the hurting and share Jesus

There’s not much left of Ukrainian cities destroyed by Russia’s war of extermination, but for Christians, there’s always Christ. IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine — Tanks. Bombs. Guns. He survived them all in the besieged ...

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Lithuania bans transit of trains with sanctioned goods bound for Russia

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Lithuania has begun a ban on the rail transit of goods subject to European Union sanctions to the Russian far-western exclave of Kaliningrad, transport authorities in the Baltic nation said on June ...

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Thousands of cattle die as heat wave continues across region

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Record heat across Missouri and Kansas may contribute to already soaring meat prices. As many as 10,000 cattle already have died in Kansas because of high temperatures. One shocking video posted to ...

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World facing “food crisis and famine” over Russian invasion

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The world will soon experience a global food crisis due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The dire warning was issued by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as he addressed by video graduates of ...

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Gas prices have now doubled since Biden inaugurated

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On Monday gas prices surged again, after marking a milestone for President Joe Biden over the weekend. Gas prices doubled what they were just last year when he was inaugurated. That fact ...

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Sri Lanka devolves into chaos with food shortages, curfew

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The world could be at the initial stages of a massive food crisis, say economists. Shortages of fertilizer for farmers, the inability of Ukraine to export crops and record fuel prices are ...

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McDonald’s to sell Russian locations, as Ukrainian civilian deaths rise

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As Ukrainian and European officials discover more atrocities committed against civilians, McDonald’s said Monday it will sell all of its Russian locations. The fast food giant led the way in opening up ...

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Leonid Kravchuk, Independent Ukraine’s first president, dies

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Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president after breaking away from the Soviet Union, has died at 88 Ukrainian officials announced on Wednesday. Kravchuk may be most remembered for signing a 1994 agreement with ...

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Moldova: Why Russia has its sights on this poor European nation

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There is growing concern that Moldova and Transnistria could be dragged into Russia’s war against Ukraine. Both Transnistria and Moldova are directly west of Ukraine. Transnistria, a small, breakaway region of Moldova, is sandwiched ...

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McDonald’s sales surge despite price increases

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McDonald’s is crediting sharp menu price increases in beating first-quarter profits. It also says a new customer loyalty program may have helped. Shares of the Chicago-based company rose nearly 2 percent. The ...

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Michael W. Smith records song in support of Ukraine relief efforts

Singer Michael W. Smith was devastated to learn about the ongoing atrocities committed by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “I just can’t comprehend how somebody can just go in and just ...

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“We can’t just sit here.” How Russian Americans are helping Ukrainians

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In Alaska, A Russian-Speaking Church Becomes A Hub For Helping Ukrainians. An elevated cross reaches toward the blue sky at a nondescript corner of Alaska’s largest city. Viewed from the right vantage ...

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Vladimer Putin demands control of this Jerusalem church

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Vladimir Putin is attempting to take control of a church in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Russian leader, who in February invaded Europe’s largest democracy, sent a strongly worded letter to ...

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