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Kings of the East?

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

China continues to make waves in Asia and the world. A recent report states, “The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet” (MarketWatch, December 4, 2014).

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A King of the North?

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

The anti-war mood that has prevailed in Germany since the close of World War II appears to be rapidly changing. German politicians have begun calling for the creation of an “EU military academy” and a “permanent military headquarters” as prerequisites for establishing an “EU army” (German Foreign Policy.com, December 8, 2014).

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A King of the South?

  1. 12th December 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to intervene around the Middle East” (Times of Israel, November 4, 2014). “The countries have already shown an unprecedented willingness to intervene together.

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More Children in Broken Families

  1. 10th December 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A major study of childhood in the UK reveals, “The number of children living with both their parents by the time they start secondary school has collapsed since the sixties… 61 per cent of 11-year-olds share a home with both parents, compared with 90 per cent in 1969” (The Times, November 28, 2014). The study also reports “Those with both parents under one roof...

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World Focuses on Israel and Jerusalem

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

“French lawmakers voted in favour of recognizing Palestine as a state on Tuesday, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process. The motion... echoes similar votes in Britain, Spain and Ireland…” (Haaretz, December 2, 2014).

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Pope to Europe—Reclaim Your Roots!

  1. 05th December 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Recently in Strasbourg “Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament with a strong message for the European Union (EU) to work together and be aware of its own identity” (Deutsche Welle, November 25, 2014). Building on the EU motto “United in Diversity,” he exhorted EU leaders to appreciate their religious roots, embracing them as the foundation that will make...

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Egypt to Lead in the Holy Land?

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

In a recent interview with Al-Ahram, Egyptian president al-Sisi commented “We are ready to send military forces into a Palestinian state… We would help the local police and reassure the Israelis through our role as guarantor. Not forever, of course but for the time necessary to re-establish confidence. But first a Palestinian state must exist where troops can be...

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Neo-Nazis and Football Hooligans Unite

  1. 01st December 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“The riots in Cologne at the end of October show there is a new danger on Germany’s extremist right. Neo-Nazis and football hooligans have teamed up to go after Islamist Salafists”—right under the noses of the German government and law enforcement (Der Spiegel, November 4, 2014).

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Germany—The World’s Favorite Country

  1. 28th November 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Germany, it appears, is the most respected country in the world. According to the Nation Brands Index, Germany deposed the hitherto reigning champion [for five years], the Unites (sic) States” (Reuters, November 17, 2014). “People around the world now have more positive perceptions of Germany than of 49 other developed and developing countries, according to the...

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Scope of Modern Slavery

  1. 26th November 2014
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to a new survey by The Global Slavery Index, “Nearly 36 million people in 167 surveyed countries live in modern slavery,” which is almost double the estimates of a 2012 survey (The Washington Post, November 18, 2014). The number of enslaved people worldwide is roughly equivalent to the entire population of Argentina or Poland or the Sudan (The Global...

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