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EU influence and the Caribbean.

  1. 22nd June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The EU, like other major world powers (the U.S., China, Britain, France), has interests in the Caribbean.  Three years ago, the EU signed the Economic Partnership Agreement with the Caribbean Community and the Dominican Republic.

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Britain and the Falkland Islands.

  1. 20th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Following President Obama’s visit to Britain and his encouraging rhetoric that “Britain is America’s closest ally,” this week “Washington signed on to a draft declaration on the question of the Malvinas Islands [Falkland Islands] passed by unanimous consent by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) at its meeting in San Salvador.  In...

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Chinese buying up Europe.

  1. 17th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

China’s booming economy and massive population are looking for places to invest. Experts expect Chinese takeovers of European companies will greatly increase by 2020.  From 2003-2005, Chinese investment in Europe totaled just $853 million. From 2008-2010 the number jumped to almost $40 billion.  China now controls 118 European businesses, with the backing of the...

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Can America recover?

  1. 13th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a recent article in The Guardian, British columnist Larry Elliot made the following profound statement, “The high levels of violent crime, epidemic of obesity, addiction to pornography and excessive use of energy may be telling us something: the US is in an advanced state of cultural decadence.”  Mr. Elliot’s article, entitled, “Decline and Fall of the...

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Will San Francisco ban male circumcision?

  1. 08th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Banning circumcision will become a ballot measure in San Francisco’s November elections.  If the bill passes, parents who circumcise their children could face one year in jail or a $1,000 fine. Proponents of the proposed bill liken male circumcision to female genital mutilation.  They claim the practice is dangerous and extremely painful—despite a lack of...

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Fasting reduces risk of heart disease.

  1. 06th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a study of more than 4,500 Mormons in Utah, researchers examined behaviors that were associated with lower risk of coronary artery disease—heart disease.  After accounting for other factors (smoking, alcohol use, coffee, and tea ingestion), researchers discovered that those who fasted routinely (without food or drink) were at lower risk for heart disease than...

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World hunger increasing.

  1. 03rd June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to an Oxfam spokesperson, “All the signs are that the number of people going hungry [worldwide] is going up…  By 2050 demand for food will rise 70 percent yet our capacity to increase food production is declining.”

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Deadly tornados continue.

  1. 01st June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

April witnessed tornados wreaking havoc in Alabama and the Carolinas.  On Sunday night, May 22, a major tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri.  The 200-mile-per-hour winds destroyed an estimated 2,000 buildings.  More than 125 people lost their lives and more than 230 people are still reported missing (Wall Street Journal Online, May 26, 2011).   The Joplin...

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