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Agriculture and future hunger.

  1. 16th March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Economists predict that unless there is an unusually large wheat harvest this year, world wheat prices will experience “wild price swings” over the next year. According to Keith Collins, former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “The stage is set for very serious disruptions, should weather disasters happen… It seems clear to me that the...

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The EU must lead in the Middle East.

  1. 14th March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a recent interview with the EU Observer, the Syrian ambassador to the EU made some very poignant and sobering comments. The ambassador, Mr. Mohamad Ayman Soussan, pointed out that the tide of civil unrest currently moving through the Middle East is due to the Arab-Israeli conflict and not other causes. He commented, “Our European friends have a responsibility...

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Revive the Mediterranean Union!

  1. 11th March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The Mediterranean Union (UfM), first started with the major support of President Sarkozy of France, is now receiving renewed support by France and Germany. France’s new Foreign Minister, Alain Juppé, has called for the reinvigoration of the UfM as “more necessary than ever.” Angela Merkel of Germany, who initially criticized the UfM’s creation back in 2007,...

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Conquering AIDS God’s way.

  1. 09th March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recently published study in the online journal PLoS Medicine revealed startling findings about the AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe. In recent years, “HIV prevalence has declined in Zimbabwe by approximately 50%.” HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The primary reason it has declined is not condom use, as many public health experts appear to wish, but rather fewer...

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Who is a religious oppressor?

  1. 07th March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Professing Christian students on the University of California Davis (UC Davis) campus have been faced with a unique challenge. The school’s recent policy statement on religious discrimination clearly indicated that only those in “minority religious groups” can experience religious discrimination.

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German Defense Minister resigns in scandal.

  1. 04th March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Germany’s Defense Minister, resigned Tuesday amid pressures related to plagiarism in his doctoral dissertation. Apparently, more than 20% of his dissertation was copied without attribution. Mr. zu Guttenberg was one politician whom many Germans still trusted. The scandal has changed that view for many.

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Earthquake in New Zealand.

  1. 02nd March 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

On February 22, a magnitude 6.3 quake struck the densely populated city of Christchurch, on the south island. The quake hit this city of 350,000 people at 1 p.m. in the middle of a business day, and was the second major quake in five months.

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Increasing Arab Unrest with the West.

  1. 28th February 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi recently urged Palestinian refugees to “capitalize on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands… Gaddafi also issued a call to Muslim countries to join forces against Western powers.

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Germany Buying the New York Stock Exchange.

  1. 25th February 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In 2007, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) bought the European Stock operator Euronext. Now, Deutsche Börse, the German Stock market, is in “advanced talks” to purchase the NYSE. This deal will require approval by both the United States government and the European Union.

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World wheat conditions worsen.

  1. 23rd February 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The UN food agency has announced that the drought in China could place that country’s winter wheat crop in jeopardy. Experts warn that if much of the crop fails it could lead to social unrest like that in Egypt and Tunisia (Associated Press, February 8, 2011). Currently, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization believes that more than two-thirds of China’s wheat...

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