NEWS ALERT: Thousands Of Christians Protect Church Building Against China Forces


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simpson_china_easter_480_24apr111BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm has returned to China's southeastern Wenzhou city after thousands of Christians formed a new blockade to prevent government officials from starting demolishing the $4.8 million Sanjiang Christian Church.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Warns Russia Of “Historic Mistake” In Ukraine

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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The NATO military alliance has warned Russia against making what it calls an "historic mistake" by supporting calls for secession in eastern Ukraine, that Moscow itself admitted could spill into a civil war.  

NEWS WATCH: West Fears More Russian Expansion

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Orlando production abandoned amid Crimea unrestKYIV/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- Western leaders have expressed concern that Russia may move into other regions after it annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, where at least one person was injured this weekend in a Russian takeover of two Ukrainian bases. NATO and German officials said Sunday, March 23, the conflict could expand to eastern parts of Ukraine, and even the nearby former Soviet republic of Moldova.

NEWS WATCH: EU, Ukraine Sign Accord, Moscow Annexes Crimea

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UkrainenowKYIV/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union and Ukraine have signed a landmark agreement on forging closer political and economic ties, in a show of support following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. The accord was signed while, in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin formally absorbed Crimea into Russia.

NEWS WATCH: US, EU Announce Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine


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KYIV/SIMFEROPOL (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union and the United States have imposed wide ranging travel bans and asset freezes against dozens of officials from Russia and Ukraine who they blame for Russia's military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Monday's announcements follows a disputed referendum in Crimea where election officials said nearly 97 percent of voters decided to join Russia.

BREAKING NEWS: Ukraine Parliament Ousts President, Releasing Tymoshenko

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presidentoustedKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)--Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych after the leader said he would not step down and described events in Kiev as a coup. Legislators also agreed to release opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine Prays, Remembers Victims Of Clashes

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protestersmournKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Ukrainians have commemorated as many as four anti-government protesters killed in recent clashes with police. Sunday's massive prayer service in the capital Kiev came just hours after opposition leaders rejected an offer by the president to lead an interim government, as protests spread throughout the country.