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The Queen’s speech

International | Britain and the United States brace for a grim week
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/06/20, 01:20 pm

BRITAIN: In 1940, during the Blitz, 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth spoke to the nation by radio, giving a “message of sympathy” to British children evacuated from London to escape nightly bombings. On Sunday, the 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth again spoke to the nation at “an increasingly challenging time,” bolstering her subjects as the U.K. suffered its deadliest day with COVID-19.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ng Han Guan

China’s coronavirus coverup

International | The underreporting of deaths has hurt the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/02/20, 03:12 pm

CHINA: In a classified report delivered to the White House last week, U.S. analysts said Chinese officials underreported its total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky

Worshipping with the coronavirus

International | Some churches worldwide close but other large congregations continue to gather
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/30/20, 01:52 pm

ISRAEL: Not since the Black Plague has Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where Jesus is believed to have been buried and resurrected, been closed indefinitely. The coronavirus has shuttered Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites throughout the Old City.

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