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Another Pandemic in Africa

  1. 20th July 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

map of Africa and woman holding up hand defensively According to the Telegraph, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a second pandemic in Africa: violence against women (June 24, 2020). Between the COVID-19 lockdown and rapidly declining national economies, sexual violence has increased throughout the world, and Africa has not been immune.

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Iran-China Connection

  1. 17th July 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

shaking hands and Iran and China flags China and Iran have worked together for years on many projects. The Wall Street Journal reports that a draft agreement between the two nations is currently in the works in the Iranian parliament (July 12, 2020). If approved, the agreement “would pave the way for Chinese investments in Iranian free-trade zones and for joint projects in other countries, such as...

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New Pandemic Threat!

  1. 13th July 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

a pig some coronavirus and a map highlighting China An alarming study recently appeared in the highly respected journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Examining viruses found in pigs from 2011 to 2018, Chinese scientists identified a strain of the H1N1 flu virus that has “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus” (Reuters, June 29, 2020).

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Locusts Swarm in South America

  1. 10th July 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Locusts swarming and a map showing Brazil Argentina Uruguay and Paraguay Many are aware of the devastating locust swarms in East Africa, the Middle East, and India. Now, news agencies report that a large locust swarm is taking hold in northern Argentina. The swarm covers an area of 15 square kilometers (almost 6 square miles). Farmers are worried the locusts will destroy their crops.

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The Germans Are Coming

  1. 07th July 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Angela Merkel and Ursula Von der Layen Ursula von der Leyen is the current EU Commission President, and on July 1, Angela Merkel took over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council. Both women are German, and they will occupy Europe’s two most powerful posts. In the words of Spiegel International, “the European Union is set to be run by two German women with a long history.

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UK Universities Lose Respect

  1. 03rd July 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Oxford University with a down-trending arrow A recent Guardian article title tells a sobering story: “UK universities suffer worst-ever rankings in world league table” (June 9, 2020). For centuries, English universities have garnered tremendous respect around the world. Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, and other universities in the United Kingdom have long been recognized as some of the best in...

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Covid-19 and Reshaping the World Order

  1. 29th June 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

German eagle rising out of a burning world The respected journal Foreign Affairs recently published an article on the emerging role of “middle powers” (“Can Middle Powers Lead the World Out of the Pandemic?,” June 18, 2020).

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Sabers Rattle in Korea

  1. 26th June 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

flags and map of Korea and missile silhouette About a year ago, there appeared to be a thaw in the perpetually tense relationship between North and South Korea, stirring hope for increased unity between the two countries. However, last week North Korea “blew up an inter-Korean liaison office in its city of Kaesong”—an office built in 2018 that was used for inter-Korean meetings (Deutsche Welle, June 16,...

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Will Freedom of Religion Disappear in Finland?

  1. 22nd June 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

man with tape over his mouth in front of Finnish flag Finnish politician Päivi Räsänen is a physician and a Lutheran who has written on and spoken extensively about homosexuality and the Bible. Her views on homosexuality reflect the Bible’s clear teaching that homosexuality is a sin. As Jonathan Van Maren describes in a May 28 article for First Things, her position and writings on the matter have resulted in her...

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India and China Preparing for War?

  1. 19th June 2020
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

chessboard with flags of China and India Concerns are rising that the ongoing border dispute between India and China in the Himalayas will expand to include military action. At the end of May, many sources reported that troops on both sides have engaged the other in physical attacks, though both sides claim no shots have been fired and that altercations have been limited to clubs and stones, injuring...

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