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General Persecuted for Belief in God

  1. 27th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying. In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen.

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Brits No Longer Look to God

  1. 25th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“The extent of decline of religious faith is exposed in new research suggesting that British people no longer turn to God even in the face of death” (The Telegraph, May 18, 2015). “The findings emerge from research carried out by ‘Dying Matters,’ a coalition of 16,000 hospices, charities, care homes and others working with people facing their end of life. (ibid...

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Luxembourg Sets an Example?

  1. 22nd May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel put himself in the history books on Friday (15 May) by becoming the first EU government leader to marry someone of the same sex The marriage…symbolises how legal rights for gay citizens of the EU have advanced in the past years” (EU Observer, May 18, 2015). “‘Luxembourg can set an example,’ Bettel noted on his wedding day...

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Will Britain Exit the EU?

  1. 20th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“During his election campaign, prime minister David Cameron had promised [the British people] an in/out referendum by 2017 if he was re-elected” (EU Observer, May 12, 2015). Another report states, “The UK could hold a referendum on EU membership as early as July 2016, The Guardian reported Monday evening (11 May).

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China and Russia Strengthen Ties

  1. 18th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

China’s President Xi visited Russia this week and Russian President Putin is scheduled to visit China in September. “The Ukrainian crisis has strained Russia’s relations with the West. Sanctions have been imposed on Moscow, hurting Russia’s economy as well as causing its currency and energy exports to plunge. As a result, the Russian government is moving closer...

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Future of Israel and Jordan

  1. 15th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“In the April 12 edition of the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, columnist Maher Abu Tair sheds light on what he calls the ‘sad’ contemporary situation in which the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan finds itself. He accuses Arab countries of turning their backs on Jordan and abandoning it, pushing Jordan totally into Israel’s economic and political lap” (Israel National...

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Relief for Endangered Wildlife

  1. 13th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Modern research indicates, “About 60% of giant herbivores—plant-eaters—including rhinos, elephants and gorillas, are at risk of extinction” (BBC, May 2, 2105).  Professor David Macdonald of Oxford University noted “The big carnivores, like the charismatic big cats or wolves, face horrendous problems from direct persecution, over-hunting and habitat loss, but our...

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Rising Unrest Among Pacific Nations

  1. 11th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Disputed territorial claims have turned the tensions between China and Japan into a favourite subject for a whole genre of futuristic fiction with writers seeing this as the spark that might set off a third world war in Asia” (BBC, May 2, 2015). According to some sources “Japan will abandon its pacifist constitution within four years under plans being pushed...

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Egyptian Visits to Saudi Arabia

  1. 08th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Recently, “Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi paid a brief visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to discuss the Yemen war and the wider regional landscape with Saudi leaders” (Jerusalem Post, May 3, 2015). The visit, which lasted less than two hours, focused on difficult issues in the region—especially in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. This was President al-Sisi’s...

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Britain’s Sobering Future

  1. 06th May 2015
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Britain is experiencing the same decline as Rome in 100BC, with the collapse of civilisation inevitable… Dr Jim Penman, of the RMIT University in Melbourne, believes Britons no longer have the genetic temperament to advance because of decades of peace and a high standard of living… Britain is existing in a period similar to the decades before the fall of the...

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