Zelenskyy Announces Crackdown On Russian-Aligned Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The Ukrainian government announced preparations to curb the activities of the country’s Russian-linked Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP). Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the decision amid the country’s ongoing struggle against invading Russian forces, The Wall Street Journal notes. The UOC-MP, the country’s second largest religious denomination after the independent Orthodox Church of […]

‘Crippling’: EU Reaches Deal To Cap Price Of Russian Oil Amid Energy Crisis

Members of the European Union agreed on a price at which to cap Russian oil on Friday, aimed at preventing a spike in energy costs and restricting an important source of financing for Russia, The Associated Press reported. Europe reached a tentative decision setting the price at $60 just ahead of a Monday deadline, when […]

Massive Wave Causes Fatal Cruise Ship Accident

A massive wave crashed into a cruise ship in Antarctica, causing one fatality and injuring four others on board the ship, WRAL reported Friday. Suzie Gooding was aboard the Viking Polaris and described her experience as the huge wave hit the ship, causing chaos and frightening other passengers, according to WRAL News. “We wondered if […]

Edward Snowden Swears Oath Of Allegiance To Russia

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has received a Russian passport after swearing an oath to the country, his attorney told state media Friday. Snowden went to Russia in 2013 while fleeing the United States after he leaked thousands of NSA documents revealing mass government surveillance of citizens and was charged by the […]

Average Male Sperm Count Cut In Half Over Last 50 Years, New Study Finds

A new meta-analysis of global sperm counts found that the average man today has only half as much sperm as he did 50 years ago. The analysis, published in November by the Oxford University Press, found that average sperm count has fallen from 101 million/ml in 1973 to just 49 million/ml in 2018. Data was […]

UN Votes To Hold Annual Event Memorializing Israel’s Founding As A ‘Catastrophe’

The United Nations General Assembly voted on Wednesday to hold an event commemorating Israel’s establishment as a “catastrophe.” In a majority, 90 member countries voted in favor of the move with 30 dissenting, and 47 abstaining from the vote, according to the Jerusalem Post. The United States and most of the European Union came out […]