News and Prophecy

Fires in Spain, Portugal and California

  1. 25th October 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Wildfires and arson-set fires are burning out of control in northwest Spain and Portugal, fueled by dry conditions and strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia (Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2017). More than 30 deaths have been caused by over a dozen fires, and more than 5,000 firefighters are working to contain the blazes. These fires follow on the heels of the...

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Future War with Iran?

  1. 23rd October 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Reuters reports that, according to the German foreign minister, “If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe” and that such a move “would give Iranian hardliners, who are against negotiations with the West, the upper hand” (...

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Europe Rises as the U.S. Declines

  1. 20th October 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to a recent article in Der Spiegel, “the U.S. is in the process of forfeiting its position of economic supremacy” (September 11, 2017). At the same time that American economic influence is declining, the EU and the euro are growing in the world’s estimation. “It [the EU] is certainly in better shape than the United States.

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Plastic Is Everywhere!

  1. 04th October 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

New research on drinking water demonstrates that microplastic particles are found in tap water all over the world. “The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%... Lebanon and India had the next highest rates. European nations including the UK, Germany and France had the lowest contamination rate, but this was still 72%” (The Guardian, September 5, 2017)....

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Elusive World Peace

  1. 02nd October 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the move toward world peace appeared to take a positive turn. Although there have been conflicts around the globe since then, the major world powers have been at relative peace with each other—at least until very recently. According to the head of NATO, “The world is more dangerous today than it has been in a generation...

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Wind and Waves Raging

  1. 29th September 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In the past few weeks, thousands around the globe have been traumatized by powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic and typhoons in the Pacific that have caused tremendous devastation and suffering.

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Where Are All the Animals?

  1. 27th September 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights the loss of animal species worldwide and a significant reduction in their habitat (The Guardian, July 10, 2017).

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Why Britain No Longer Rules the Waves

  1. 25th September 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The days of Britain ruling the waves are apparently over. “The Royal Navy can only send a quarter of its warships to sea due to spending cuts which have left the armed forces ‘struggling to protect Britain’s citizens.’” This is due to a lack of supplies, lack of manpower and lack of fuel (The Telegraph, September 14, 2017).

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Bold “State of the EU” Proposals

  1. 22nd September 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his “State of the European Union” speech on September 13 and outlined several bold proposals for the Eurozone. One idea was to create a “super president” position that would merge “the presidencies of the European Commission and the European Council” and result in streamlining the bureaucracy (EU Observer,...

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Surge in Great Earthquakes

  1. 20th September 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last week an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Mexico, killing at least 90 and destroying thousands of homes—filling streets with crowds of mourners (Aljazeera, September 10, 2017; The Guardian, September 8, 2017).

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