News and Prophecy

China’s New Favorite Leader

  1. 27th October 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“After decades of mutual suspicion—and one short border conflict—Beijing and Moscow are drawing closer as they simultaneously challenge the U.S.-led security architecture that has prevailed since the Soviet collapse” (Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2014).

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Germany’s U.S. Buying Spree

  1. 24th October 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Already this year Germany has spent more on U.S. investments than it did in the previous two decades (Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2014). “The latest deals bring to almost $70 billion the total value of German acquisitions announced in the U.S. so far this year, according to Dealogic” (ibid.). The motive behind these acquisitions is that Europe’s economy...

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The Future of France and Germany

  1. 08th October 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The Franco-German relationship that has held Europe together is faltering. “‘The problem is that the relationship has become deeply unbalanced,’ said Dominique Moïsi, a senior adviser at the French Institute for International Relations.

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Islamic State Eyes Mecca

  1. 03rd October 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Reports indicate that the Islamic extremists of ISIS are “planning to capture the city of Arar in Saudi Arabia” which is close to the Iraqi border and within a day’s drive of Mecca. The leaders of ISIS know that “if you want to control Islam, you have to control Mecca…ISIS knows the only way to enhance legitimacy among Muslims for its ‘Caliphate’ is to control...

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Chiding Europe’s Elite

  1. 24th September 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

As EU leaders met in Brussels earlier this month, former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, thrashing the Europeans for their grandiose ideas and their chronic inattention and inaction. He noted, “One hundred years ago, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, setting in motion a swirl of events that...

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America in Fear

  1. 22nd September 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The Canadian weekly Maclean’s recently ran a sobering article on the USA by Scott Gilmore (Maclean’s, September 10, 2014).

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Israel Appeals to the Pope

  1. 19th September 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

As EU nations met in Wales to discuss the ISIS crisis in Iraq, former Israeli president Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Mr. Peres’ aim was to encourage the Pope to create “a ‘United Nations of Religions’ to counter the rise of religious extremism” (The Times, September 5, 2014). “Mr.

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Video Game Scholarships

  1. 17th September 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“A new athletic program at Robert Morris University in Chicago is offering scholarships for videogamers—to play on the school’s League of Legends team” (The Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2014). The University is giving creative scholarships in order to counter its declining enrollment.

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More Floods!

  1. 15th September 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Deadly flooding has affected more than one million people in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday.” Tens of thousands have been rescued and hundreds of thousands remain stranded (AFP, September 10, 2014).

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