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History.com: This Day In History (January 26-1918): Ukraine declares its independence

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By History.com Editors. Soon after the Bolsheviks seized control in immense, troubled Russia in November 1917 and moved towards negotiating peace with the Central Powers, the former Russian state of Ukraine declares its total independence. One of pre-war Russia’s most prosperous areas, the vast, flat Ukraine (the name can…

The Telegraph Frontpage Tuesday December 03

I want my father and brother back, says Duke of Sussex Credit: CBS News 60 Minutes The Duke of Sussex has accused his family of showing no willingness to reconcile, saying: “I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.” Prince Harry said: “It never needed to beContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage Tuesday December 03”

The Telegraph Frontpage for Boxing Day 2022

The King has urged the public to find hope at a time of “great anxiety and hardship”, in his first Christmas broadcast. Plus, the Government will stop publishing Covid modelling in the new year, The Telegraph understands. Headlines: Today’s essential news Christmas message | In his first festive broadcast, the King recognised the difficulties experiencedContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Boxing Day 2022”

The Telegraph looking at the third week of August 2022

August 15 By Danny Boyle  The heatwave is set to be broken by thunderstorms, but they are unlikely to help shrinking water supplies. And, as A-level students await their results, we explain why they might be disappointed. Prepare to be disappointed with A-levels, pupils told A-level students are receiving their results this week – andContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the third week of August 2022”

Struggles with democracy

In the U.S.A. democracy has come into danger by white right-wing Christians demanding that their idea of mankind shall be followed by law and that their religion has to be taken to construct or determine the legal rules to be implemented.

A possible Quakers’ extinction crisis

A look at the Quakers or Society of Friends

Ten European nations form energy alliance

Brother Andy Walton in his Weekly World Watch looks at the European Union (EU) which consists of 27 member states, and comments on the breach of contract by the Chinese with France and their stepping into the boat with England and America. Normally the member states have agreed by treaties to share their own sovereigntyContinue reading “Ten European nations form energy alliance”

The focus of multiculturalism in Europe on Muslims and Jews

Although current debates on multiculturalism in Europe often focus on Islam and Muslims, there also are long-standing Jewish communities in many Western European countries. The Pew Research Center survey finds Christians at all levels of religious observance are more likely than religiously unaffiliated adults to say they would not be willing to accept Jews inContinue reading “The focus of multiculturalism in Europe on Muslims and Jews”

Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust

English: Kindertransport monument at Liverpool Street Station. A project established by the Association of Jewish Refugees, it pays tribute to those Britons who aided the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from the Nazi persecution which led onto the holocaust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Breaking Israel News which  offers news from Israel from an Orthodox Jewish perspectiveContinue reading “Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust”