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Science Fiction Coming to Life

  1. 24th December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Russia recently tested a hypersonic missile that travels at nine times the speed of sound, and China has recently tested one, as well. Defending against a hypersonic missile attack could include building a faster missile to shoot it down, or building a laser, which travels at the speed of light.

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Winds of Change in Germany

  1. 20th December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Germany has a new chancellor, former finance minister Olaf Scholz. Scholz brings with him a coalition government and many new cabinet ministers. He also brings an ambitious and fast-moving plan, as he is already moving to tackle climate- and pandemic-related issues (Deutsche Welle, December 8, 2021). Chancellor Scholz is considered a “no nonsense” leader who...

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Coming War on Three Fronts?

  1. 17th December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

There are three major “rumors of war” brewing around the globe. Respected columnist Ambrose Evans-Prichard recently wrote that “the world is at the most dangerous strategic juncture since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

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EU May Gain Powerful Trade Powers

  1. 13th December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The European Union has drafted a law that will allow “Brussels to impose economic pain—ranging from trade and investment restrictions to sanctions on intellectual property rights—on any country that has sought to economically blackmail the EU” (Politico, December 6, 2021). This law will be the EU’s biggest foreign policy advance in decades.

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Hunger Rising in Latin America and Caribbean

  1. 10th December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to the United Nations, “Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades” (CNN, November 30, 2021). From 2019 to 2020, rates of hunger in the region rose by 30 percent. Lockdowns and loss of jobs have limited the ability to obtain food,...

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Declining Church Attendance and Public Health

  1. 06th December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

For decades, Europeans have not been outwardly religious, yet the United States has been different—until recently. In 1975, most Americans (68 percent) viewed organized religion with confidence, but that has dropped to 36 percent (Christianity Today, October 19, 2021). This decline in confidence in organized religion has also contributed to a continued decline...

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Barbados Leaves the Queen

  1. 03rd December 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Barbados, a former British colony, will… ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain nearly 400 years since the first English ship arrived at the Caribbean island” (Euractiv.com, November 24, 2021). The current Governor General will be sworn in as the new President of Barbados.

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Riots Rock Europe and Beyond

  1. 29th November 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

COVID-19-related riots have erupted in Europe as a reaction to nationwide lockdowns and isolation of the unvaccinated. Riot police in Brussels “were forced to use water cannon and tear gas as peaceful demonstrations turned violent” (Telegraph, November 22, 2021). Netherlands police opened fire on a crowd wounding four.

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Western Canada Under Water

  1. 26th November 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A once-in-a-century weather event has caused tremendous flooding in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area (BBC, November 17, 2021). The storm dropped the monthly average rainfall in just 24 hours. The flooding and landslides have disrupted both the Trans-Canada highway and rail transportation to the port of Vancouver. A state of emergency was declared, and...

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Anarchy in Haiti

  1. 22nd November 2021
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In July, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was murdered (Reuters, October 27, 2021).

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