News and Prophecy

A Coming Famine of the Word

  1. 26th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last week French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May met to discuss a new, joint counter-terrorism effort aimed at online hate speech and encrypted messaging. A key focus of the effort will be to “make sure internet operators ‘delete any content promoting hatred and terrorism in any way’” (EU Observer, June 14, 2017). Their project...

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Millions Are Starving!

  1. 19th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Many have heard about the hundreds of thousands starving in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. But few realize how this severe famine is impacting surrounding nations. According to a Vox report published on June 1, 2017, “South Sudan isn’t the only country in the region facing mass starvation. A potentially historic famine is also threatening Nigeria,...

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Terror in London and Melbourne

  1. 16th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last week, another terrorist attack hit London. Three terrorists hit multiple targets, killing eight people and injuring 29 others (10 are in critical condition), as they used a van and knives to terrorize Londoners (BBC, June 12, 2017; The Guardian, June 7, 2017).

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Smoking Damages Livers of Unborn Babies

  1. 14th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Cutting-edge British research published in the prestigious journal Archives of Toxicology reveals that maternal cigarette smoking damages the livers of unborn fetuses. “Scientists found that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells… Smoking cigarettes, which contain around 7,000 chemicals, can damage foetal organs...

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Will Yemen Collapse?

  1. 12th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Two years of fighting between warring Muslim factions has decimated this nation on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula—leading the United Nations humanitarian chief to assert that Yemen is facing a “total social, economic and institutional collapse” (BBC, May 31, 2017). Since April, a re-occurring cholera epidemic has infected 60,000 people and killed 500.

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Winds of Change in Germany and Europe

  1. 09th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Following Donald Trump’s recent visit to Europe and his choice not to re-commit to NATO Article 5 (which states that if one member of NATO is attacked, the others will come to its support), German Chancellor Angela Merkel observed, “The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days” (EU Observer, May 29...

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Birds Are Dying!

  1. 07th June 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“The number of birds in Germany and Europe has dropped significantly over the past 30 years… In Germany, one-third of all bird species have seen ‘significant population declines’ since the end of the 1990s… Birds in agricultural areas are particularly threatened, with 300 million pairs of breeding birds living around farmland across the European Union...

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Over 6.5 million asylum-seekers from the Middle East intend to enter Europe, according to a confidential German report (The Telegraph, May 25). Half of these people are waiting in Turkey. “Up to one million potential migrants were living in Egypt and in Libya and up to 720,000 in Jordan, the paper said.

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