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Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

This will be the first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative signed last month by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye. 

Children with disabilities disproportionately impacted by war in Ukraine 

The current humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having “a disproportionate impact” on persons with disabilities, especially children with disabilities in institutions

The army takes care of the thirsty animals

The Swiss army has stepped in to transport water to thousands of thirsty farm animals across alpine meadows. Lower rainfall this year has forced farmers to call in the army to help refresh thirsty...

‘Very alarming’ conditions at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,  IAEA chief warns

The situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has deteriorated rapidly to the point of becoming “very alarming,” Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi warned the Security Council on Thursday afternoon.

Good news from Belgium for all chocolate lovers

The factory in Belgium, billed as the world's largest chocolate factory, said it had resumed operations after being closed for six weeks to deal with a salmonella contamination. Three of the 24 production lines...

Church marriage in an Orthodox perspective

Marriage is the union of a man and a woman established by God in Paradise (Gen. 2:18-24; Matt. 19:6). Church marriage is performed and sanctified by the sacrament of Marriage. According to the apostle...

Sleeping spiders

According to a study that examined the movements of their eyes and bodies during sleep, it is possible that these tiny spiders are not just resting, but dreaming - entering a sleep state remarkably...

Proverbs referring to Witches, Gypsies, and Fairies (2)

FAIRIES Where the scythe cuts and the sock rives,No more fairies and bee-hives. Laugh like a pixy (i.e., fairy). Waters locked! waters locked! (A favourite cry of fairies.) Borram! borram! borram! (The cry of the Irish fairies after...

Christ and Politics: The Opposition to Authorities (2)

Author: A. Storkey King Herod the Great None of the modern monarchs have any real power. In Great Britain, Elizabeth II and several other members of the royal family have formally led the state for half...

“Today is a holiday, you can’t wash it!” How to talk to superstitious people?

How to explain to superstitious people that various signs have nothing to do with the Orthodox holiday? The site www.pravmir.ru explains in a series of interviews of Oksana Golovko with Orthodox clergymen. For some, the essence...

Politics – outside the Church

Author: Joseph, Metropolitan of the USA, Canada and Australia, Bulgarian Orthodox Church – Bulgarian Patriarchate     On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Metropolitan Andrey of New York - August 9, 1972 A popular...

The leader of the military junta in Mali: Thank you, Vladimir Putin!

Russia and Mali will strengthen practical cooperation for the delivery of Russian food, fertilizers and fuels to the country, the Kremlin press service reported on another detail of the conversation between Putin and Goita In...

Johnny Depp will once again be the face of Dior perfume

Johnny Depp will once again be the face of the perfume "Sauvage" of the fashion house "Dior", DPA reported. The 59-year-old actor continues to reap success after winning a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber...

Popular foods that stimulate brain activity

The nutritionist draws attention to the fact that foods from the daily diet affect brain activity in different ways Eggs, beets and coffee stimulate the brain, assures endocrinologist Elena Evdokimova, who is a member of...

The Russians bought tons of gold, preferring kilogram bars

In recent months, Russians have bought tons of gold from banks in the country, reports the Russian publication Kommersant, quoted by investoe.bg. The publication cites data from banking institutions, according to which, over the...

Haute couture for trash bags too. Unbelievable how much they cost

Haute couture has entered the most unlikely territory - trash bags. Balenciaga sells backpacks inspired by the look of garbage bags for a shocking £1,470 or 1,790 dokars, writes the Daily Mail. The backpacks are sold...

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR

Dozens of people are said to be missing after a boat of migrants and refugees sank in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday off the Greek island of Karpathos, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

UN experts on Wednesday denounced the decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that upholds people’s right to access information, as well as justice, in environmental matters. 

Northern Macedonia was the first to donate combat aircraft to Ukraine, claims a publication in Skopje

The four SU-25 military aircraft that RNMacedonia bought from Ukraine during the conflict with radical Albanians in 2001 for 4 million euros have been donated to Ukraine these days. On 5th of August the...

Economy in the Conditions of Globalization (Orthodox ethical view)

Globalization - the involvement of the peoples and states of the Earth in common economic, cultural, information, political processes - has become the main distinguishing feature of the new era. People clearly, as never...

Pope Francis met with Russian Metropolitan Antony

On August 5, in the Vatican, Pope Francis met with Volokolamsk Metropolitan Antony, Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate. This is the first personal meeting with a representative of...

Chanel No1 de Chanel L’Eau Rouge – currant red flower in perfumery

Red roses are different. Some are velvety, others are fresh and tender, reminiscent of tart berries or wine. I found the perfect summer mist with a delicious berry undertone. For me, it smells like...

No brakes due to skid steers: Aeroflot pilots advised to brake with engine to protect pads

Pilots of planes in Russia's Aeroflot were given verbal instructions not to use the plane's brakes when stopping, so as not to waste the pads. Crews at S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, Rossiya, Pobeda also...

Obese employees are less productive

Obesity is associated with a decrease in blood flow, which reduces the amount of oxygen and energy sources People who suffer from obesity are less productive at work and more prone to injury, research shows. Obese...

Think Well – the Spiritual Dimensions of Wellness and the Love of Faith

"For life is more than food, and the body than clothing" Gospel according to Luke chapter 12, verse 23 "Wellness" is an active process through which people understand and choose a better way of life; as...
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