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    Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter
    Apr09

    Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter

    As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea. The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a symbolic punishment for Judas’ betrayal of Christ for a...

    Greek town ritually burns Judas as Orthodox celebrate Easter
    Apr09

    Greek town ritually burns Judas as Orthodox celebrate Easter

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attends an Orthodox Easter celebrating in the Volodymyrskiy Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Eastern Orthodox churches, which observe the ancient Julian calendar, usually celebrate Easter later than Western churches. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka) …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Why the West Is Overlooking the True Russia Threat
    Apr09

    Why the West Is Overlooking the True Russia Threat

    Jyri Raitasalo Security, Eurasia Much of the discussion on deterrence and “real” defense capability is lost in the noise provided by the narrative that accentuates fake news. Fake news, information warfare and the weaponization of information have become everyday topics within the Western strategic discourse. According to the dominant Western...

    Orthodox Christians observe Easter with candles, prayers
    Apr09

    Orthodox Christians observe Easter with candles, prayers

    Ukrainian Orthodox priest blesses believers as they collect traditional cakes and painted eggs prepared for an Easter celebration at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra church (Cave Monastery) in Kiev, Ukraine, early Sunday, April 8, 2018. Eastern Orthodox churches, which observe the ancient… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Orthodox Christians observe Easter with candles, prayers
    Apr09

    Orthodox Christians observe Easter with candles, prayers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Orthodox Christian believers observed Easter on Sunday, a week later than the religious holiday was celebrated this year by Western churches. In Russia, about 4.3 million people took part in an Orthodox Easter event, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended Easter...

    Five Killed As Train Collides With Minibus In Crimea
    Apr08

    Five Killed As Train Collides With Minibus In Crimea

    Authorities in Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Crimea region say five people were killed when a commuter train collided with a minibus on the peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How Paul Manafort could put the FBI on trial
    Apr08

    How Paul Manafort could put the FBI on trial

    Paul Manafort’s legal team faces a critical choice as he heads to trial: how aggressively the former Trump campaign chairman should base his defense on alleged political bias and misconduct by federal investigators. Manafort, a criminal defendant fighting two separate cases, is uniquely positioned to try to dredge up information on bias or...

    We Hear You: Progressives’ Sour-Grapes Assault on the Electoral College
    Apr08

    We Hear You: Progressives’ Sour-Grapes Assault on the Electoral College

    Editor’s note: As usual, we’re playing catch-up on mail. This time we kick off with comments from The Daily Signal’s audience on liberals’ post-Trump storming of the Electoral College. Remember to write us at letters@dailysignal.com.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Jarrett Stepman’s commentary, “Progressive...

    ‘Holy Fire’ Ceremony Helps Orthodox Christians Usher In Easter
    Apr08

    ‘Holy Fire’ Ceremony Helps Orthodox Christians Usher In Easter

    The “Holy Fire” ceremony in Jerusalem helped Eastern Orthodox Christians usher in Easter, one week after Christians in the West also celebrated the religion’s holiest day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort moves to suppress evidence found in storage unit
    Apr08

    Manafort moves to suppress evidence found in storage unit

    Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are arguing that what could be key evidence against him should be kept out of court because the FBI violated his Constitutional rights by illegally entering a storage locker belonging to Manafort’s firm.The FBI first got into the Alexandria, Va. storage unit last May with the...